Fabricator How-to

Showcasing the capabilities of CNC fabrication

For a residential project in South Carolina, fabricator Joe Blackmon relied on advanced technology to create a “scalloped” edge detail
August 1, 2013
In creating a one-of-a-kind edge detail for a kitchen project in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach Granite and Marble dba Grassie Granite and Marble relied on its experience with natural stone as well as automated technology.


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Fabricators discuss issues and solutions at Massachusetts Stone Summit

As part of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World industry education series, fabricators of all sizes gathered in the Boston area last month to discuss the issues affecting their business
July 3, 2013
On June 11, a group of fabricators from across New England gathered at Cosentino’s facility in Northborough, MA, for the Massachusetts Stone Summit


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A new level of reclaiming fabrication scrap

Using a machine of his own invention, John Tesh of EarthStone Products, Inc. is turning scrap stone into finished products for a range of architectural applications, including several LEED-certified projects
June 3, 2013
At fabricator gatherings across the country, one of the most talked-about issues is what to do with the inherent scrap waste that comes from stone fabrication.


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Fabricator forum highlights Utah Stone Summit

The latest edition of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World industry education series was held near Salt Lake City, UT, and it included an open fabricator forum to address current industry issues
June 3, 2013
On May 14, a group of around 30 fabricators from the Salt Lake City region and beyond gathered at Arizona Tile’s facility in West Valley, UT, for the Utah Stone Summit


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Fabricator event takes place in Texas

Last month, some of the country’s top fabricators gathered in Austin, TX, as part of the Artisan Group’s annual event, which also included an “industry showcase” of suppliers to the trade
May 1, 2013
Founded in 2007, Artisan Group is a network of independent countertop professionals that spans across North America


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Fabricator Forum — material handling

In this fabricator discussion, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance discuss material handling practices in the shop and in the field
April 1, 2013
The following forum includes members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance, who discuss material handling practices in the shop and in the field


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Countertop Installation Forum

As part of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, a panel of industry veterans discussed countertop installation issues
March 1, 2013
Among the many educational sessions at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, which took place from January 28 to 31, a panel of industry veterans held an open “Countertop Installation Forum” with an audience of fabricators of all sizes.


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Solid carved tub is “made in America”

In an outstanding example of U.S. stone-carving abilities, a solid stone tub for a private residence was crafted from a single block of stone
March 1, 2013
Recently, a one-of-a-kind carving project was completed for a Manhattan penthouse, and it provides an example that the art of stone-carving is still alive in America.


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Fabricators calling for growth in 2013

January 4, 2013
After several difficult years, two-thirds of stone fabricators are expecting business to increase in 2013, and half of them are planning to invest in equipment this year


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Evaluating machinery purchases

January 4, 2013
Choosing what machine you want — and when you buy it — is a huge step for most fabrication shops.


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April 2014 stone world cover

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In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

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2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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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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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

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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