As I sit down to write this Stone Column, I feel like I can finally take a breath. It’s been a busy first half of the year for myself and the Stone World staff- filled with a great deal of traveling, both domestically and abroad, to trade shows, workshops and other stone industry events.
In this issue of Stone World, we cover safety in the shop — a topic I believe can never be talked about too much. As you all know, the stone industry can be a hazardous business if the proper procedures and policies aren’t put in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
Last month, I made the long journey to China to attend the Xiamen Stone Fair. While I had been to Shanghai many years ago, this was my first time in Xiamen. I have heard more and more about the stone show, and was interested to experience it first-hand.
It’s been a busy first quarter and start to 2017. Showing no signs of a holiday hangover, the stone industry charged out of the gate in January with a tremendous showing at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, NV.
In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine, we present a Cevisama 2017 product showcase, some tips and tricks for renovating and updating, we sit down with Warren Sheets, CEO of Warren Sheets Design, and much more!