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Stone Machinery & Equipment is a Division of EX FACTORY INC, Charlotte, NC, a leading North American Dealer & Importer of Used & New Machinery for Woodworking, Stone, Glass, Plastic, and Metalworking.

The parent company's 1989 entry into the industrial equipment marketplace established today's industry standard in conducting used & new equipment sales in the US and Canada. Over the years, business activity expanded to Mexico, Central & South America, Europe, and many other international markets.

Through its stand-alone Stone Division, both Industries have access to a network of industry veterans and insiders who are well-established in their respective sector's machinery and applications. Knowledgeable Product Managers are your direct contact to guide, advise, and provide Service to you. They are the "Movers & Shakers" behind the Division and a website focused on Stone Equipment and the Industry. They and the network of industry insiders are a very valuable resource for large and small operations alike.

As a participant in the Stone Industry, our exfactory.com website gives you the option to first research, browse, analyze, and investigate available equipment. You have access to all brands, models, features, capabilities, capacities, even original product literature for Used & New Equipment available in the marketplace - without leaving your office.

When you do require additional information, our Sales Team is there to respond to questions, provide additional photos, make arrangements for personal inspections, and handle any other aspect of making your sales transaction the smoothest in the industry - all at a phone call or email away. They are also there providing application support, arranging personal inspections, assisting you with Leasing & Financing, and requesting freight & logistics arrangements when you're "ready to go" and when you want it.

That's the Stone Division's promise to you, a focus on the equipment you want to buy at the best price for your operation - or to sell quickly at the highest possible price - backed by the company that raised and maintains the standard of Used & New Equipment sales & service.

The People behind Stone Machinery & Equipment!
Tony Cornacchione Tony is graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Kimberly Clark (paper industry) for 5 years as a Design & Project Engineer and designed machines, material handling and air systems.

He later became a partner in API Machinery and was responsible for the design and manufacturing of custom-built machinery for the woodworking, metal, plastic, and food industries. API later moved on to become a dealer in new and used woodworking machinery.

Tony lives in Toronto, Ontario and works from his Toronto office. Whether your needs are small or large, let Tony’s extensive years of experience in a variety of manufacturing and machinery businesses assist you. When you're acquiring equipment for your current operation or selling your surplus equipment, he will be a valuable member of your team.

Tony Cornacchione
704-841-2001 ext. 432
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Torry Hiddema Born and raised in West Michigan, Torry began a long career in woodworking as a leadman for two of the area’s leading companies. He gained complete hands-on knowledge of & experience in all aspects of manufacturing from rough-mill to shipping. Later, he accepted a Head Fabricator position and became adept at using CNC equipment to create custom material handling & conveyor systems solutions. When offered an Operations Management position, he acquired skills in robotic operation & programming, custom robotic work cell startup, as well as those of an ISO/QS 9000 Auditor. Torry was promoted to Sales that required travel throughout the US & Mexico.

An Online Auctions opportunity was presented to Torry, where he worked with Company Owners, Banks, and Creditors to liquidate their assets. Activities encompassed total organization & coordination of all Auction stages, from initial contract to final payment of Auction funds to the Seller.

With hands-on and Management experience in wood, metal, & granite processing, Torry focus is sales. He is a "go to person" in the Michigan & Midwestern states for customers considering Auction Sales, from one piece to an entire facility. With his background & skills, he can assist & work with EXF customers in various industries & business situations, buying, selling, or liquidating, handling and addressing just about any machinery or equipment application situation.

Torry Hiddema
704-841-2001 ext. 371
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Lana Savitch Lana was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the Baltic State Technical University (Voenmeh D.F.Ustinov) of St. Petersburg and awarded a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electro-Mechanical Designs.

Following graduation, she accepted a position as a Heavy Machinery Engineer-Designer at the Institute of Scientific Research & Technology of St. Petersburg, Russia, a division of Putilov Factory. She remained several years at the Institute until the mid 1990s, when Lana made the decision to immigrate to the USA. She joined AGM (Alfa Glass Machinery), a North American distributor of Italian Glass & Window Working Machinery. Her primary AGM activities included office management, sales support, customer services, marketing, and vendor relationships.

Seven years later, Lana accepted a position with EX FACTORY to provide sales support and customer service. Fluent in both Russian and English, Lana may be your first contact! She'll gladly answer your basic questions and put you in direct contact with the Product Manager who can assist with your requirements!
Lana Savitch
704-841-2001 ext. 321
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