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Like the Phoenix of ancient Greek Mythology, the Dakota Granite Quarrier has risen from the ashes and we have released the June Edition.
We hope you enjoy the issue!
What is in the Quarrier issues?
- A series on the "Story of a Monument" to include the new techniques of quarrying and manufacturing granite memorials.
- "As I see it..." An opinion, story or information about the monument industry we hope you find helpful or entertaining.
- Tool Talk with Tim Tyler
- Feature Stories - Information about a special project or product.
- Miscellaneous information we hope you find useful.
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This article released today: "The green walls of PNC: A status story" by the Pittsburgh Business Times has reminded us of a building project that utilized Dakota Mahogany™ granite for exterior granite cladding. Dakota Mahogany is a durable, aesthetically pleasing and low maintenance granite. The marriage of natural stone and green vegetation creates an extraordinary atmosphere in this downtown area of Pittsburgh, PA.
Dakota Mahogany™ & Dinosaurs? A moment of geek :)
As promised in the March 2013 Quarrier, we have found interesting items at our quarries. There have been various species of fossils found during the quarrying process of Dakota Mahogany™.
Don Anderson's last day of service and the last time he will hear the Dakota Granite whistle blow was today. The beginning of Don's life in retirement has officially started! Don started working at Dakota Granite in October of 1984 and was a valuable member of the Dakota Granite family. We wish him well in his retirement and he will be missed. Thank you for your 29 years of service and dedication.
Dakota Granite is pleased to announce the addition of "Order Status" as a new feature to our Memorial Division Retail Login area of dakotagranite.com.
A big "Thank You" to all of those attending the show. It is always a pleasure to see you. We brought 8 new designs and had 2 drawings for giveaways at the convention. The president of the MBNA, Don Calhoun, drew the winners for the "Win Big" and iPad giveaways.
Dakota Granite is pleased to announce the addition of American Black granite to the palette of colors manufactured at our headquarters in Grant County, South Dakota. American Black has light shades of gray movement interspersed with black to create a unique variegation. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and we thank you for relying on us to be your chosen granite manufacturer. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, balanced with our 3rd and 4th generation stone craftsmen, gives us the ability to manufacture innovative, practical and top-quality granite products. We look forward to creating timeless memorials and a multitude of granite products with American Black granite.
Dakota Granite recently attended the American Monument Association Technology Tour in Barre, Vermont. Rick Dits-CEO, March McCulloch-Memorial Sales Manager, Pat Raffety-Plant Superintendent and Wayne VanHout-Quarry Superintendent, along with with approximately 20 other industry leaders, toured the Rock of Ages quarries for a firsthand look at quarrying techniques used in the northeast.
Dakota Granite of Milbank, S.D., has no affiliation with a company based in India calling itself S. V. L Granites and Dakota Granites. Rick Dilts, president and CEO of the Milbank-based company, also notes that his company’s URLs are dakgran.com and dakotagranite.com, which are different than the Indian company’s Website. The granite color "Indian Dakota Granite" or "Indian Dakota" is not quarried by Dakota Granite. The Dakota-named company in India also doesn’t buy or resell any of the Milbank company’s materials, he added, and the stone from India is not similar in color or structure. The granite that is quarried by Dakota Granite is called "Dakota Mahogany".