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EDEN STONE AND VALDERS STONE & MARBLE INC. BY LUKE GILLESPIE Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble specialize in architectural building, landscape and dimensional cut stone products for customers around the world. AFTER DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN THE STONE INDUSTRY, EDEN STONE AND ITS DIMENSIONAL CUT STONE DIVISION, VALDERS STONE & MARBLE, ARE STILL STRONG. FOUNDATION STRENGTH COMPANY PROFILE Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble Inc. www.valdersstone.com Sales: $20 million Headquarters: Eden, Wis. Employees: 200 Service: Architectural building, E landscape and dimensional cut stone fabrication Pete Roehrig, vice president: “We expect the market will come back, and the reality is, we’ll be much more efficient at what we do.” 134 | EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM den Stone Co. Inc., and Valders Stone & Marble Inc. fabricate architectural and dimensional cut stone from ASTM type III limestone and sandstone. The company says its limestone is some of the highest quality limestone in the world and has the test data to back up this claim. Emil Gesell established Eden Stone in 1948 as a building stone fabricator in Marblehead, Wis. Under Gesell’s sons, William Gesell and Robert Gesell, the company grew into the Milwaukee and Chicago markets in the 1960s, and moved into St. Louis, Michigan and Minnesota markets in the 1970s and 1980s. William Gesell Jr. followed his father as president, and currently remains an owner of the company and serves on the board of directors. In 1992, Eden Stone purchased Valders Stone and Marble, which concentrated on dimensional cut stone for the building, landscape and hardscape markets. Today, the company is a privately held, fourth-generation family business with eight quarries domestic to Wisconsin, supplying projects in North America and overseas. President David Wirtz leads it. The dolomitic limestone that comes out of the quarries for Eden products is stratified in bedding layers of 1/2-inch-thick up to 20-inch-thick material. This provides a wide range of product applications from flagstone to veneers and FALL 2010 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010
Spillover Effects
Profitable Path to Renewable Energy
Dynamic Air Shelters Ltd.
Elevating Boats LLC
Gazelle’s Oilfield Services Ltd.
International Alliance Group
Lydford Mining Co.
Offshore Inland Marine, Industrial & Oilfield Services
Q.B. Johnson Manufacturing Inc.
Thermo Design Engineering
Western Camp Services Ltd.
Western Copper Corp.
Alberta Welltest Incinerators
Blakely Construction Co. Inc.
Bluewater Constructors Inc.
Energy Fabrication Inc.
OFM Pump Inc.
Lithium Americas Corp.
New Dominion Construction Inc.
Otis Gold
Owen Sound Ledgerock Ltd.
Reagan Equipment Co. Inc.
Swick Mining Services (Canada) Inc.
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Africo Resources Ltd.
American Tank Company Inc.
Atlas Copco Geotechnical Drilling & Exploration
Clarkco Oilfield Services Inc.
Energy Fuels Resources Corp.
ESA Renewables LLC
GPR Industries (1994) Ltd.
Helio Resource Corp.
Landdrill International Inc.
Laurel Aggregates Inc.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
NioGold Mining Corp.
Pacific Booker Minerals Inc.
Phoenix Exploration Co.
Premium Rock Bit Corp.
Queenston Mining Inc.
RAE Engineering & Inspection Ltd.
Goldcorp – Red Lake Gold Mines
C-FER Technologies Inc.
Surepoint Group
Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble Inc.
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Exploration & Processing - Fall 2010