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

By Jason Kamery
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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
By Stephanie Guilfoyle and Mike Loflin
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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
By Jennifer Adams and Jason Kamery
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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
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Working with top grade exotic materials to create custom stone surfaces requires the utmost skill and precision.


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Forum: CNC Technology

By Jennifer Adams
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In this fabricator discussion, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) share their experiences with CNC technology.


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MSI hosts New Jersey Stone Summit

The MIA/Stone World New Jersey Stone Summit offered guidance and advice to fabricators on how to handle some of the current issues facing them today
By Jennifer Adams and Heather Fiore
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On April 8, 2014 MS International, Inc. (MSI) hosted the New Jersey Stone Summit, an event that’s part of the Stone World/MIA education series, which was held at MSI’s showroom and distribution center in Edison, NJ.


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MSI hosts New Jersey Stone Summit

The MIA/Stone World New Jersey Stone Summit offered guidance and advice to fabricators on how to handle some of the current issues facing them today
By Heather Fiore
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EDISON, NJ -- On April 8, MS International, Inc. (MSI) hosted the New Jersey Stone Summit, an event that's part of the Stone World/MIA education series, which was held at MSI's showroom and distribution center in Edison, NJ.


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Safety best practices — Where to find safety training resources

There are a number of resources available today to assist fabricators in enhancing their training efforts
By James Hieb
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What are you doing to create a culture of safety in your stone facility?


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StonExpo 2014/Marmomacc Americas: Fabricator Forum

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The latest Fabricator Forum, held at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, covered a broad range of topics — including slab showers, staffing an operation, tracking production, setting customer expectations, commercial work and more


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Fabricator Forums & more at MIA/Stone World Industry Education Series

Across the country, Fabricator Forums are taking place as part of the MIA/Stone World Industry Education Series, along with presentations on cost analysis and advanced marketing strategies
By Michael Reis
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Over the years, as the stone fabrication sector has grown, one of the most valuable educational opportunities that has developed is the “Fabricator Forum.”


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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