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Fabricator Forum: Recycling shop waste

By Michael Reis
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In this exclusive Stone World Fabricator Forum, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance discuss ways of disposing — or ideally, selling — the waste and remnants from their shops


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Large showing at MIA/Stone World Seattle education event

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The most recent MIA/Stone World "Business Success for Fabricators" education event was held on Wednesday, October 12 at Daltile's facility in Seattle, WA.


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Fabricator Forum: The Digital Shop

By Michael Reis
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In this online forum, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance discuss their investments in digital technology for use in the shop as well as in the field


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Natural Stone Council 2011 update

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The Natural Stone Council has had a busy year so far, with a sustainability standard for natural stone and establishment  of best practices as major priorities for the organization


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Stone marketing techniques are shared in Denver

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Marketing was a key take-away at the MIA/Stone World’s Rocky Mountain Stone Summit, in Denver, CO, and sessions will continue across North America throughout 2011.
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Fabricator Forum: Countertop installation issues

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As the lingering recession finally eases, attendees at the various industry “Fabricator Forums” are once again focusing on technical issues they face in the shop as well as the field.
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Fabricators learn the “Made in Italy” way

By Dan Riccolo
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With visits to technology manufacturers, large-scale stone producers and fabrication shops throughout Northern Italy, a group of North American fabricators were indoctrinated in the Italian stone industry.
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Assessing the North American stone market

By Michael Reis
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In this exclusive Stone World interview, Artisan Group Executive Director Chad Seiders shares some insight on stone industry market conditions — now and in the future.
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Choosing the Right Mortar for Thin Stone Applications

By Dale Roberts
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There are numerous bonding mortars available on the market today. Although each has its own characteristics, their main purpose is to bond stone to an acceptable substrate. There have been so many advances in bonding mortars, it has become confusing trying to decide which mortar is right for a specific job.
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Taking measures to reduce fabrication waste

By Jennifer Adams
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A year after Planet Granite of Colorado Springs, CO, started to strategize ways to reduce its impact on the environment, it successfully teamed up with a local asphalt company to have its stone waste products removed - ultimately saving money and avoiding the landfill. This is just one step the company has taken towards being green as well as reducing its budget to remain on a successful business path.
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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.

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Check out the August issue of Stone World which features content about the MIA/Stone World Summit in Virginia and a sneak peek of TISE East.

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2014 Summer

Check out articles about the Windy Creek Casino renovation,the El Alear Condominium complex in San Pedro Garza Garcia, and a Coverings product review.

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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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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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