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Granite Countertop Installation and Repair in Springfield

Looking to hire a granite fabricator in Springfield, MI? Our company is called Abella Stone and we would like to introduce ourselves. We are a local Michigan wholesaler and fabricator of natural stone including granite, marble, and other types of stone. Here we can supply you with do-it-yourself counters or provide complete installation packages. Contact us today to discuss your project further.

Michigan Granite & Natural Stone Contractor in Springfield

So you have already owned granite and love the look but are wondering what else can be done to the countertop to add a new dramatic look? Abella says, backlight it! Other customers in Springfield, MI have installed lights underneath special colors of stone that are translucent so the stone will "glow" when the lights are turned on. No matter which color of stone used, the finished result is sure to be a great new look.

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Granite Quarrying in Maine (Shelby Township, MI)

The quarrying of granite in Maine has been a commercial undertaking since the early 1800′s. Prior to the opening of commercial quarries, granite was used primarily for building foundations, road, bridge and pier construction. Although quarrying peaked in Maine around 1901, activity in Maine’s granite quarries continues to this day. At the height of the industry, granite was used as a building stone in locations all over the eastern United States. Today, what remains of the business is mostly involved in the building trades, kitchen design, and landscaping.

The primary location of the granite industry along the Maine coast aided in the transportation of this bulky product. One hundred and seventy granite quarries were listed in Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects (Rand, 1958) and the quarries are located from Calais to Jay and Kennebunk. Cut granite from quarries in Hallowell was used between 1829 and 1831 in the construction of the original Maine State Capitol building, designed by Charles Bulfinch. Oxen were used to haul the granite blocks on galamanders from the Hallowell quarries to the Weston Hill site of the new Capital overlooking the Kennebec River.

Notable buildings all over the United States were built with Maine granite from the mid-1800′s to 1910 as Maine led the country in the mining of granite. Many public buildings such as libraries, churches, custom houses, post offices, and museums were built of Maine granite. One of the most famous is the Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City, with its huge sanctuary columns made from Vinalhaven granite. According to maine.gov

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