Rock of Ages owner buys famous French limestone quarries

first_imgRock of Ages Corporation,Vermont Business Magazine The parent company of Barre’s Rock of Ages, Polycor Inc of Quebec, announced today the acquisition of four famous limestone quarries located in Burgundy, France, previously belonging to Rocamat. The French quarries have been used for centuries to build landmarks across Europe. Vermont-based Swenson Granite and Rock of Ages are part of the Polycor family of brands. As a result of this acquisition, local Rock of Ages customers will now have access to this heritage French limestone along with the American granites.France is currently sourcing stone from Vermont’s quarries for its restoration projects. Notably, La Grande Arche de la Défense (in Puteaux, west of Paris) designed by Johann Otto von Spreckelsen, has been restored with Vermont’s Bethel White Granite. The Bethel white is taking the place of Italian marble. Bethel white also was chosen for the 74-story home of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in the United Arab Emirates.The Grand Arch was built to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution (July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille). The concrete, granite, marble and glass arch is also an office building with 35 floors of office space. The massive structure is large enough to fit the Notre-Dame Cathedral inside its 348-foot span and 361-foot high rooftop terrace. Courtesy Jennifer Smiga (Marketing).Polycor is known for its vast portfolio of stones, many of which are the building blocks of the US’ cherished heritage sites such as the Washington Monument benches, New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Union Station.The acquisition of these French limestone quarries allows Polycor to further diversify its offering, now including the well-known Massangis stone. For centuries, this limestone has been used to build some of the most important structures in France, including the Louvre Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation and the base of the Eiffel Tower.Here in the US, this iconic limestone clads the exterior of the modernist Katzen Arts Center at American University (link is external)in Washington, DC.This acquisition furthers Polycor’s global presence as the company aims to expand its scope of activities and line of products from one continent to another. Thanks to Polycor’s existing sales infrastructure, US and world clients alike will now be able to purchase this iconic French limestone in a variety of shapes and sizes for residential and commercial projects: slabs, tiles, blocks and custom made projects.Polycor plans to invest equipment and infrastructure updates, as well as return 18 employees back to their original activities at the French quarries, now under Polycor’s leadership. SEE RELATED STORY HERE(link is external)About Polycor Inc.Founded in 1987 in Quebec City, Canada, Polycor Inc. is a leader in the natural stone industry in North America. The company’s growth through acquisitions, including U.S. based Rock of Ages and Swenson Granite in September 2016, demonstrates its position as a leader. Polycor Inc. employs nearly 900 people and owns over 30 quarries and 15 manufacturing plants across Canada, the United States and now, France. For more information, please visit our website: polycor.com/incSource: Quebec, July 9, 2018 – Polycor Inclast_img read more

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Next Gen Smartphones and Consumer Products to Boost Global RF Duplexer Market

first_imgGlobal technology research and advisory company, Technavio, expects the global RF duplexer market to grow at a CAGR of more than 11% during the period 2017-2021. The company has released a market report (Global Radio Frequency Duplexer Market 2017-2021) which presents a detailed analysis of the global radio frequency duplexer market by application, including cell phones, portable PCs, STBs, tablets, modems/dongles and smart TVs. The report also determines the geographic breakdown of the market in terms of detailed analysis and impact, which includes key geographies such as APAC, the Americas, and EMEA.Proliferation of Smartphones and TabletsAccording to the report, there has been a massive growth in the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. The advances in wireless technology have resulted in the development of new RF features, which are necessary for smartphones and tablets. The growth of smartphones and tablets is expected to encourage RF device manufacturers to create high-performance RF components that can meet the requirements of the mobile device manufacturers. The RF duplexers in smartphones can handle multiple bandwidths and various frequency bands, and they also support carrier aggregation. This will increase the adoption of them in the smartphones segment during the forecast period.Emergence of Advanced Consumer ProductsThe consumer electronics market has witnessed massive transformations in the last five years. Feature phones were replaced with smartphones. PCs were replaced with laptops, and now laptops are being replaced by tablets. Also, cathode ray tubes (CRT) TVs are being replaced by LED TVs and Smart TVs. Now manufacturers and application developers are looking to interconnect all these household devices and create a single unit called a smart home, which is controlled by the applications installed on smartphones.According to a lead analyst at Technavio for embedded systems research, various RF components are embedded into smart TVs, smartphones, laptops, and STBs. The adoption of RF components, including RF duplexers, will increase during the forecast period. With the emergence of the loT, RF components have become a key part of consumer electronics.Alternate Printing Solutions in EnterpriseAn increase in the frequency bands, carrier aggregation, modulation schemes, and power amplifier modes to support the growing mobile data traffic is increasing the RF front-end complexity. With the increase in the RF front-end complexity, designers and engineers are continuously coming up with innovative methods and techniques to create complex multi-chip modules that provide incremental improvements. However, the existing RF front-end technology has only a limited number of OEMs with the ability to develop single reference designs that will work in all regions. Thus, the increasing RF complexity is one of the major challenges faced by the vendors in the global RF duplexer market.Click here to request a sample report.last_img read more

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Taarabt set to finally leave Rangers

first_imgQPR look set to release Adel Taarabt following talks with Moroccan’s representatives.Taarabt, 26, has a year remaining on his contract at Loftus Road but is keen to secure a move to Benfica, who are interested in signing him.He was the star of QPR’s 2010-11 promotion-winning campaign and played a key role in keeping the club in the top flight during the second half of the following season.AdChoices广告But Taarabt, signed from Tottenham in 2010, has been desperate for a move for some time and his attitude has been called in to question on numerous occasions.Accused of being overweight and refusing to train properly by former Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, Taarabt spent most of the season before last out on loan, first at Fulham and then AC Milan.Taarabt was unable to secure a permanent move to Italy and spent last season as a fringe player at Rangers, making only seven league appearances. See also:Taarabt sent home from QPR’s Devon tripHarry rapped over handling of Taarabt rowQPR reject approach from Torino for TaarabtTaarabt leaves Rangers to join Benfica Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Colorado Rockies Black Alternate

first_img Colorado Rockies Black Alternate Sports Logo News 64 1,005 phutmasterflex Colorado Rockies Black Alternate Sign in to follow this   Posted June 26, 2013 Share this post Location:Denver,CO Go To Topic Listing Posted June 26, 2013 463 DenverJ 0 463 0 Share this post Share this post GriffinM6 I actually really liked these. And I believe they weren’t worn last year either, or they were worn very sparingly. 6,603 posts Location:Atlanta 1,264 Sports Logo News Members 107 posts Share on other sites Forums Home 1,005 ThorSkaagi With the disappearance of this, more purple jersey being worn Peachy SportsLogos.Net Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary Posted June 26, 2013 Link to post Posted June 26, 2013 Link to post I’m glad that thing is gone. There’s no point for its existence. The Rockies’ reliance on black is boring and maddening. The whole point of a vest is to wear a different color under it. They tried purple and it looked absolutely awful, so they went to black. But if you’re gonna wear a black undershirt under a black vest, why not just make it a full jersey?I wish they’d kept that white vest, though. That was a good look. Share this post Sports Logos Members 64 Sports Logos brokenforestco.com DenverJ Share on other sitescenter_img TalktoChuck phutmasterflex Link to post Location:Denver, CO 1,264 Forums Home 0 64 Followers 0 ThorSkaagi GriffinM6 1,005 0 By DenverJ, June 26, 2013 in Sports Logo News 5,835 posts 463 Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   Link to post Colorado Rockies Black Alternate 1 Share on other sites Posted June 26, 2013 Share on other sites Because those jerseys are hideous, and should never see the field again. 0 10,968 posts Members Location:West Coast Members 1,264 Location:Atlanta Members Share this post 0 Recommended Posts This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 Followers 0 TalktoChuck All Activity SportsLogos.Net Link to post 572 posts I haven’t seen the Rockies wear their Black alternate uniforms this season.. anyone know why?They did wear their BP jerseys the other day in DC. (as noted by uni-watch) All Activitylast_img read more

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IMCA addresses wheel spacers, rear end components and weight

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA wheel spacer and rear end component rules have undergone a fine tun­ing.“Last week we clarified weight rules regarding axle tubes for Modifieds and Late Models,” ex­plained IMCA President Brett Root. “We continue to field phone calls and are expanding that clarifica­tion to other rear end components and try to head off some of the unnecessary direction the market is taking.”Effective immediately, wheel spacers used in the Modified, Stock Car and Southern SportMod divisions must be alumi­num with a maximum outside diameter of 7-1/4 inches.Late Models will only be allowed to compete with aluminum wheel spacers as well.Wheel spacers are not allowed in the Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact divisions.“We are doing our best to avoid being walked into putting weight rules on suspension compo­nents,” Root said. “Executive Director of Competition Dave Brenn is doing an excellent job research­ing this issue and writing rules that racers can understand and inspectors can effectively enforce.”Additionally, rear end components including calipers, hubs, drive plates and axle tubes must match left to right and be the same in material thickness and composition. The exception is that Late Models may use steel or aluminum axle tubes.Root also noted that the birdcages, shocks, springs and rear suspension configurations do not have to match side to side. “We are not taking tuning away from racers,” he emphasized. “That’s a much differ­ent story than heavy weight components.”“We reiterate that standard weight axle tubes have a wall thickness of approximately one quarter inch,” Root added. “IMCA expects and our position is that axle tubes on both ends of the rear housing match in thickness. Late Models are allowed to use left and right axle tubes of differing composi­tions.”“For years, we have been concerned about products that were under-engineered and were too light. Now products are being over-engineered to add weight,” concluded Root. “That is an issue of safety and forces racers to spend more money. We want them to understand our position and not buy parts they don’t need or can’t use in IMCA.”Weight rules IMCA makes and enforces ultimately effects seven sanctioned divisions. The excep­tion is Sprint Cars as RaceSaver writes the rules for that division.last_img read more

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