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Eden Stone Co., Valders Stone & Marble Receive Seven Safety Awards


The award-winning O.C. Tanner Company building.

The award-winning O.C. Tanner Company building.
Eden Stone Co. and Valders Stone & Marble Inc., a division of Eden Stone, received seven safety performance awards, presented by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in Washington, D.C., and the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. These awards honor the employees and the company for exceptional safety performance at several quarry locations.

The “Sentinel of Safety” annual award program recognizes achievement of outstanding safety records in an effort to stimulate greater interest in safety and encourage development of more effective accident-prevention programs among the nation’s mineral extraction industries. This awards program is co-sponsored by the MSHA and the National Mining Association (NMA). Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble received five of these awards.

The Joseph A. Holmes Safety awards are Federal and National awards that honor the efforts and safety performance of employees, supervisors and safety committees. Eden Stone and Valders Stone & Marble received two of these awards.

Award-winning Renovation

A project featured through Valders Stone is the renovation of the O.C. Tanner Co. in Salt Lake City. The renovation was designed by local firm MJSA Architects. Originally built and donated to the city as a book depository in 1906, the building served as a planetarium prior to being acquired by its current owner. More than 600,000 pounds of Valders Buff Limestone were used to complete the renovation. Valders Buff Pavers with a thermal finish were used, and ornate cut stone elements were fabricated to match the existing building facade. A three-story glass curtain wall is framed by 18 laser-engraved stone panels that feature scenes depicting the history of the building, completed by Turned to Stone. Tapered copings, radial panels, profiled accents, interior flooring, stair systems, and other showpieces from VSM complete the store’s intricate detail.

The O.C. Tanner building has won numerous awards, including:
  • 2010 Heritage Award Stabilization, Renovation, Restoration Project – 
Utah Heritage Foundation
  • 2010 Tucker Design Award – Building Stone Institute
  • 2010 Pinnacle Award of Excellence - Marble Institute of America
  • 2009 Building Project of the Year $0-25 Million – Association of General 
Contractors Utah
  • 2009 Historical Restoration over $5 Million Honorable Mention – ABC Utah
  • 2009 Champion of ABC Award – Associated Builders and Contractors Utah
  • America’s Coolest Store 2010 – Instore Magazine
For more information on this and other projects, visit

About the Author

Valders Stone and Marble, Inc. is a division of Eden Stone Co. Inc. Valders stone provides an impressive, durable and easily maintained building and flooring. For more information on projects and products, please visit


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