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New Business Brings 30 New Jobs to Yakima


YAKIMA, Wash. -- "Italstone", an Oregon-based custom stone business, was officially welcomed to Yakima Friday afternoon.

The company imports slabs of stones like granite, marble, and limestone from Italy. The stones are then fabricated into things like countertops and baths.

They will employ 25 to 30 people and their founder, Gjino Ilias, says, they are "looking for employees who want a career, not just a job".

Italstone is building its facility on the corner of Ahtanum Road and 21st Avenue.

Ilias says he is already making ties with local builders and contractors.