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Glacier Blue® Architectural Topics & News
Monthly Educational Newsletter
June 2007
In This Issue
Educational Topic of the Month: Devonian Stone vs. Limestone
AIA Instructor at Devonian Stone
Not Just Blue, It's Glacier Blue®
New Saws Increase Production
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Kalamazoo poolDevonian Stone of New York, Inc. is a full-service stone mining and fabrication company that specializes in "high-end" cut-to-size Glacier Blue® Devonian Sandstone products. This material is perfect for walkways, steps, patios, pools, kitchens, fireplaces, walls and architectural applications.
Educational Topic of the Month: Devonian Stone vs. Limestone
Dr. William Kelly, Associate Director of the New York State Geological Survey has stated, "The strength, durability and weathering characteristics of any rock depend on its constituent minerals. Sandstones may not be subject to the same kind of deterioration as limestone. A quartz-rich, quartz-cemented sandstone found in the Catskills of New York, such as Glacier Blue® Devonian Sandstone, is very durable. It is more difficult to scratch, has a higher compressive strength, and is much more resistant to erosion." To read Dr. Kelly's full report, please click here.
Educational Topic for Next Month:
Pedestal Pavers
Robert Bellospirito AIA Instructor
BobbyPresident of Devonian Stone of New York, Inc., Robert Bellospirito, is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects' award-winning AIA Continuing Education System and teaches architects about the qualities of New York sandstone as a building material. The course outline includes a wide range of topical information, such as geological formation of this particular stone, how to locate the stone and determine bed quality, and also environmentally friendly exploration techniques. If you would like to schedule Robert Bellospirito to speak at your firm, please contact us at (607) 655-2600.
Not Just Blue, it's Glacier BlueTM : the Difference is in the Excellence
stairsAlthough Glacier Blue® Devonian Sandstone has a beautiful pale blue hue, it is vastly different than what most refer to as bluestone, or common flagstone.
Devonian sandstone offers an incredibly beautiful Glacier Blue® color, unlike the gray, brown and green variations that exist in natural cleft stone, or common bluestone. Furthermore, unlike natural cleft stone which offers a size tolerance of +/- 1/4" at best, Devonian sandstone retains a high level of structural integrity providing cut tolerances of +/- 1/16" to the finished product, allowing it to meet the most demanding architectural specifications.
Architects and building industry professionals across the country are taking notice, and those who have chosen to work with Glacier Blue® Devonian Sandstone say the differences are clear.

Glacier Blue® Devonian Sandstone has been chosen for projects from New York to California, including the courtyard of The Dakota apartment building in New York City, numerous estates in Bel Air and Beverly Hills, California, The Smithsonian Institute, Yale University, and many other residential, commercial, and institutional projects across the country.
Facility Expansion Includes New Saws
Devonian Stone of New York, Inc. recently expanded its facilities by adding a thousand square foot handicapped accessible office space to its existing 15,000 square foot manufacturing plant, and also made separate employee parking and visitor parking areas. In addition, several recently acquired high production stone saws will allow Devonian Stone to not only nearly double its production capacity, but will create twelve to fifteen more jobs over the next couple of years.
We hope you enjoyed the premier edition of our informative monthly e-newsletter. For questions, comments or more information, please e-mail or call us today.
Robert Bellospirito, President
Devonian Stone of New York, Inc.

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