The name of this company may have been different in 1896 as evidenced by this list of Quarries in that year's Westerly City Directory. [The location listed as Niantic is now Bradford, RI. where my grandparents lived.] Notice one name is Dalbeattie Granite Works named after the town in which my grandparents and great grandparents lived in Scotland. [Heart stone of Dalbeattie]
The occupations in this industry are quite varied as they are today. Many of my later ancestors were paving cutters who made sidewalk blocks and curbing. Monument making and carving are at the skilled end of the jobs.
My father told me that his father only liked making curling stones. What he did in the quarry was probably not a skilled job.