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  • Creating Inviting Entrances with Natural Stone

    First impressions matter, especially when it comes to entryways, landscapes, hardscapes, and other types of construction. A space’s entrance should complement its surroundings and set the tone for the rest of the design. By incorporating natural stone into an entryway, design teams can create inviting entrances that make a statement.

  • Coldspring Hosts College-Level Courses for Local High School Students

    Coldspring® recently partnered with four local high schools (ROCORI, Paynesville, Kimball, and Eden Valley-Watkins) and St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) to provide college-level courses to high school students.

  • Are You Missing an Opportunity?

    An online design and ordering system can reap huge rewards for your memorial business and the families you serve. But many aren’t utilizing it! Here’s what you need to know.

  • How to Add Value to Your Project with Natural Stone

    These days, many project owners are looking to achieve as much value as possible out of their ventures. And one of the best ways to maximize a project’s value is by specifying an enduring, durable and high-performance product like natural stone.

  • 4 Advantages of Online Account Management

    When thinking of innovations that make life easier in modern times, a number of things may come to mind. Mobile phones keep people connected wherever they go. Kindles offer an entire library of books in one hardcover-sized pad. For those in the funeral home and memorial industry, online account management via the Internet is one of the biggest innovations that has made work life easier.

  • One Stone, Many Expressions

    Think choosing one stone for your project means a boring design? Not if you choose multiple finishes! Different finishes can create a variety of shades and tones and strikingly different looks while unifying the space. Here are four of our top reasons to incorporate multiple finishes into your next project.

  • 4 Ideas for Creating High-Impact Small Spaces

    From sculptural seating to artistic landscape elements and water features, designers are using stone to bring the natural element into their small-space designs. Here are four ideas for incorporating natural stone into your small-space design to create big-impact results.

  • 3 Tips for a Successful Virtual Selection

    Successful memorial professionals have the ability to sense a family’s needs and meet them wherever they’re comfortable. In today’s environment, meeting a family where they’re comfortable takes a very literal meaning.

  • Serving Families with a Timely Turnaround

    As states across the country begin lifting stay-at-home orders and restrictions on group gatherings, cemeteries and funeral homes are seeing the return of funerals and memorial services. Many of you are opening your doors for the first time in months and are once again able to meet with families to give the care and service you’re passionate about giving.

  • What Makes Stone Sustainable?

    In today’s world, project owners increasingly realize the importance of building with sustainability in mind. Architects are pushing the movement forward with designs that keep the health and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants in mind.

  • Cremation Memorials: An option for everyone

    There’s little argument that the pandemic has had a profound effect on the grieving process. A recent quote by a funeral home worker stated that the COVID-19 pandemic kills twice. First, it isolates you from your loved ones right before you die. Then, it doesn’t allow anyone to get closure.

  • Setting the Paved Foundation

    Many factors contribute to the right choice of natural stone installation for a project. Methods include mortar set, sand set, bituminous set, and pedestal set. Understanding the differences in installation methods, and the best applications for each, is essential for a successful project.

  • The New Sustainability: Why Everything We Do Matters

    When the green building movement first came into the limelight decades ago, the focus for materials was primarily on recycled content and renewable resources. But today the sustainability of products has evolved based on changes in green building programs.

  • The Memorialist’s Response to COVID: Remember Your Calling

    During these tough times, there are no certain answers to the questions plaguing us all: What will the world look like after we move through COVID-19? When will social distancing be something of the past? Will our business return to its previous levels?

  • COVID-19 Coldspring FAQ

    We know you have questions and there may be some uncertainty during this time, and although we don’t have all the answers, we hope that you find the below information to be a helpful resource.

  • Natural Stone May Be More Cost-Effective Than You Think

    In today’s uncertain environment, project budgets may be under new scrutiny. If you or your client loves natural stone, but think it’s out of your budget, you may want to think again. Look to the project’s life cycle for clues that stone may be more affordable than you imagine.

  • The Process of Successfully Selling Private Mausoleums

    The sale of a private mausoleum is generally considered a “big deal” at any cemetery, but it’s not the only definition of a big deal—your cemetery might have a different definition.

  • Embracing the Customer Experience

    As memorial specialists, we play a primary role in guiding families to select the best memorial to honor their loved one. Even as COVID-19 changes how we educate with more digital and web conferencing applications to interact with families, our key responsibility is to educate.

  • 21st Century Workforce Transformation: VEX Robotics

    At least five of our GSDC investors are actively involved in the VEX Robotics Program: Central McGowan, Coldspring, Granite Equity Partners, Park Industries and St. Cloud Technical and Community College – and we expect there are more.

  • Water Features and Natural Stone: Considerations for Design and Fabrication

    Water features hold a powerful place in landscape design. Through movement and sound, water transforms even the busiest urban landscape into a serene escape. A tranquil pool offers a place for reflection, or a dynamic fountain evokes a spirit of play.

  • Incorporating Granite in Modern Campus Design

    In recent years, campuses across the country have experienced a rebirth in design. Designers are experimenting with traditional materials such as natural stone and incorporating them in modern applications.

  • Coldspring Honored For Energy Excellence

    Coldspring – the leading quarrier and fabricator of natural stone and bronze manufacturing in North America – was recognized by Xcel Energy for its outstanding achievements in energy efficiency.

  • Honoring Veterans Through a Lasting Memorial

    As our nation recognizes Veterans Day, many of us will gather in our communities at veterans’ memorials. Veterans’ memorials serve an important purpose, as they pay tribute today to the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

  • The Importance of NSC 373 Certification: Why Coldspring Certified

    In recent years, the marketplace has become increasingly environmentally conscious. While leading companies in the natural stone industry have always adhered to environmental best practices, we knew it had become important that we as an industry verify these processes by an outside party

  • Increasing Project Creativity Through Design/Manufacturing Collaboration

    Natural stone, particularly from a supplier with the most advanced capabilities, offers nearly limitless design options as it allows designers to use a classic building product in creative, contemporary applications.

  • Boston Children's Hospital featured in Contemporary Stone & Tile Design

    When guests and visitors approach the entrance of the Boston Children’s Hospital they are greeted by a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

  • Inspired Design

    Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara, CA — The 59-acre cemetery, which traces its roots back to 1859, was running out of crypt space in its St. Joseph Mausoleum.

  • Creativity Drives Sustainable Natural Stone Projects

    The desire to choose environmentally-responsible products is driving an increasing number of decisions today, yet many fail to realize the full potential of natural stone as a sustainable product.

  • North American Quarrying

    As the national discourse surrounding tariffs for imported goods remains ongoing, the focus on domestic-manufactured products has reached an all-time high.

  • Elmira Corning Regional Airport by Fennick McCredie Architecture

    Coldspring provided approximately 12,000 sq.ft. of Lake Placid Blue and 8,500 sq.ft. of Sierra White® for the addition to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport.

  • Sourcing Natural Stone for Your Monument Project

    For thousands of years, man has used natural stone to construct the world’s most beautiful and resilient monuments. Today, natural stone remains the material of choice for monuments and memorials across the globe.

  • Domestic and Imported Stone: Sourcing the Right Stone for Your Project

    In today’s business climate, the focus on domestic-manufactured products has reached an all-time high. While the discussion of tariffs for imported goods remains in progress, decision-makers are faced with carefully weighing all the options.

  • Minnesota Granite Earns Top Ranks

    Coldspring implemented grand measures to ensure a quality and efficient fabrication and delivery process for the Davis Barracks at USMA, West Point.

  • Permanent Memorials Remain Important as Cremation Rate Rises

    It’s no secret cremation is increasing in popularity in the United States. More than ever, people are choosing cremation for its convenience, affordability and flexibility.

  • CNC Technology Brings New Era of Stone Design

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has made its mark on stone design and fabrication, providing numerous benefits to those who take advantage of its capabilities.

  • Coldspring Hosts Rep. Tom Emmer, Shows Unique Recruitment Strategy

    Coldspring® – the leading quarrier and fabricator of natural stone and bronze manufacturing in North America – recently hosted U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) at Coldspring headquarters and demonstrated the company’s unique approach to help close the worker shortage gap.

  • Maximizing Space for a Landlocked Cemetery

    Calvary Cemetery in Marshall, Minnesota, encountered an issue common to many cemeteries across the country. With burial space decreasing and nowhere to expand, the cemetery faced an uncertain future.

  • Whimsical granite sculpture becomes sustainable public landscape

    A modern roundabout in Los Angeles was adorned with nine larger-than-life granite sculptures to help control smog and exhaust impacts on the surrounding community.

  • Making a Connection: Veterans Memorial

    Several years ago, Union Cemetery erected a veterans memorial on the east side of the property. The memorial was a way for the cemetery to honor those who served, but who were not buried on cemetery grounds.

  • With Cremation, the Need to Memorialize Remains

    The trend toward cremation has reached an all-time high. Today, studies show slightly more than half of people choose cremation over traditional burial due to its convenience, affordability and flexibility.

  • Natural Stone Provides Sustainability

    Two varieties of Coldspring granite were specified for the design of the City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

  • How to Create a Lasting, Memorable Memorial

    When it comes to creating a beautiful memorial that stands the test of time, nothing compares to the benefits of natural stone. As one of the most durable surfaces on the planet, natural stone can create a family legacy that will remain for generations to come.

  • Material Certification Assures Consumers Sustainable Stone

    More than ever before, sustainability is a top concern for today’s educated consumer. It seems everyone from the college co-ed to the Baby Boomer-retiree wants to know if the products they consumer are produced in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • SPI Announces New President, Vice President

    Stone Panels International LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coldspring® and producer of the universally recognized StoneLite® solution for interior and exterior building classing, announces Mike Day as President and Chief Operation Officer and Greg Terhaar as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

  • Kathy Spanier Promotes Unity in the Stone Industry

    Kathy Spanier came to Coldspring 13 years ago with a marketing background in a variety of B2B industries, to take on the role as Marketing Director.

  • Community Mausoleum at Holy Redeemer Cemetery

    In a ceremony attended by more than 100 members of the local community and beyond, Bishop Scharfenberger recently blessed the new Adirondack themed Community Mausoleum at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

  • Milbank Operations receives Gold ANSI/NSC 373 Certification

    Coldspring® announces its Milbank operations in Milbank, S.D., received Gold-level ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone certification.

  • Honoring your loved one: Interview with Dan Rea at ICCFA

    At the recent 2018 ICCFA convention, Coldspring displayed two family cremation monuments that can hold the remains of multiple generations, as well as mark a family burial plot.

  • ICCFA Welcomes New President to the Association

    Christine Toson Hentges may not have planned to follow in her father’s footsteps, but fate has a funny way of intervening in people’s lives.

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Granite played an integral role in meeting design goals for the landscape of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • The Grove At Connell Center - Berkeley Heights, NJ

    The Connell Real Estate and Development Company had an idea to transform Connell Center Corporate Park in Berkeley Heights, N.J., into a pedestrian-friendly campus with multiple recreational experiences and environments.

  • New Coldspring Columbarium Delivered to Byron Cemetery

    The Bath Township cemetery crew braved the unrelenting rain March 30 as Dodds Monuments delivered a new 16,000-pound Coldspring columbarium to Byron Cemetery, 3256 Trebein Road, and a huge crane gently lowered it into place.

  • CNC Technology Brings New Era in Stone Fabrication

    Collaboration between commercial building architects/landscape architects, designers and fabricators can lead to detailed stone designs with the assistance of state-of-the-art CNC machines.

  • CEU Educator of the Year

    Coldspring of Cold Spring, MN has been named 2017 Educator of the Year for the Natural Stone Institute CEU program. The company presented 144 classes to a total of 1,440 architects and designers last year.

  • Kathy Spanier Receives 2018 Women In Stone Pioneer Award

    For more than a decade, Spanier has made a powerful impact on the natural stone industry with her tireless efforts to position natural stone as a sustainable product within the building industry.

  • Coldspring Wins Multiple Pinnacle Awards

    The winners of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards were announced at the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony during TISE 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

  • The Stone Industry Adopts A New Sustainability Standard

    In the February 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, Meg Calkins, FASLA, shares about the Natural Stone Industry’s new sustainability standard.

  • Specifying Certified Stone: Reaching Sustainability Goals with Environmentally Responsible Materials

    A recently developed sustainability standard gives project teams the verification needed to ensure that stone being sourced for a project is environmentally responsible.

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