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2015 Stone World fabricator survey shows expected sales revenue to increase

The future is seemingly bright for the U.S. stone fabrication sector, according to a survey conducted by the Market Research Department at BNP Media (Stone World’s parent company).


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Designing with Natural Stone

The 16th edition of Marmomacc Stone Academy’s “Designing with Natural Stone” ran from September 22 to 27, 2014 in Verona, Italy, in conjunction with the international stone exhibition.


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MIA Survey reveals that drugs and alcohol can turn best safety programs into a disaster

An MIA survey on drug and alcohol in the workplace indicates that industry members are aware of the problem, and report one of the keys is to spot abusers before hiring them
The statistics are sobering — and that’s no play on words. One out of every 10 deaths in America is caused by alcoholism.


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MIA Seeks Participation in its Fabricator Benchmarking Survey

The deadline to submit is October 31, 2014 and it is now easier than ever to participate - all that is needed is to answer a few straightforward business questions.


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Safety on the jobsite

When away from the shop, it is still important to keep best safety practices at the forefront to ensure an injury-free and successful stone installation
As fabricators, we have many safety issues to deal with on a regular basis.


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MIA Safety Committee announces new chairman

Recently named chairman of the MIA Safety Committee, Jonathan Mitnick sat down with Stone World to discuss some of the group’s current and future initiatives
In 2003, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) established its safety program. It later went on to start a Safety Committee in 2010, which initially had 16 member companies.


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Fabricators share experiences at MIA/Stone World Stone Summit in Dulles, VA

Recently a group of fabricators gathered at the MIA/Stone World Stone Summit, which took place at MSI’s facility in Dulles, VA, to listen to industry experts discuss ways to improve business as well as to network with their peers


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Fabricator Benchmarking Report 2014

The Marble Institute of America has launched a webpage to feature industry information and trends
In January, Stone World published its annual fabricator market forecast for 2014.


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Fabricator Forum: Issues & Solutions

At this Fabricator Forum, which was conducted at Coverings 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, fabricators discussed various issues that they are dealing with today and ways they have developed to overcome them

A large group of fabricators came together to participate in a Fabricator Forum at Coverings in Las Vegas, NV, this past spring. The discussion covered everything from pricing to overtime for employees to fabricating some of the latest products such as porcelain slabs.


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3D digital templating produces exclusive stone surfaces

Innovative measurement technology speeds turnaround time and simplifies the installation of custom countertops and other high-end stonework for kitchens, baths and staircases for Patrona Marble and Granite of Lake Worth, FL

Working with top grade exotic materials to create custom stone surfaces requires the utmost skill and precision.


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2015 January

Check out the January 2015 issue of Stone World, which features its annual Stone World Fabricator Market Forecast

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2015 Winter

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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