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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
By Michael Reis
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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
By Michael Reis
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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
By Michael Reis
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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
By Michael Reis
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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
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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

By Michael Reis
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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

By Dan Riccolo
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Choosing what machine you want — and when you buy it — is a huge step for most fabrication shops.


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StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to take off in Las Vegas

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With an extensive exhibit of stone and stoneworking technology and a first-class education program, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas — co-located with the floorcovering show Surfaces — covers the full spectrum of the industry


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MIA/Stone World Installer Seminar taking place in San Diego, CA

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The MIA/Stone World Installer Seminar series is currently taking place at Daltile's facility in San Diego, CA, where a solid turnout of stone professionals are in attendance.


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MIA/Stone World Installer Seminar takes place in San Leandro, CA

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Daltile's Danny MacNair highlighted several points about selecting the right stone at the MIA/Stone World Installer Seminar in San Leandro, CA.


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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.

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