Stone Column

2013 = The “Turnaround Year”

April 1, 2013
A month ago, I reported on the tremendously positive feedback I received on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas


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A positive start to 2013

March 1, 2013
Back in January, Stone World published its annual “Fabricator Market Forecast,” a survey conducted by BNP Media (Stone World’s parent company) that is sent to thousands of fabricators across the America.


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Made in America

February 1, 2013
Just before the start of this past holiday season, I made my final business trip of 2012 — boarding the last of many flights I took to cover our industry over the course of the year.


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Thank you, Gary!

Head of Marble Institute of America retires
January 4, 2013
With the close of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas this month, the stone industry loses a valuable resource with the retirement of Gary Distelhorst, who has served as head of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) for more than a decade


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Time to start promoting green practices

November 1, 2012
I realize that the term “Green Building” is more than a bit overused these days — to the point that it is almost a cliché, in my opinion.


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Does the stone industry have a future?

October 1, 2012
When I look at the stone industry, I see a totally mixed bag — and I don’t mean that as a good thing.


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Collaborating on stoneworking technology

September 5, 2012
Earlier this year, I took a very unique trip with a trade delegation of almost 30 North American members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance.


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What if everyone took a “me-first” attitude?

August 1, 2012
As our economy very slowly recovers from the recession, and our industry slowly gets back to normal (whatever “normal” means these days), I see the same old patterns falling into place.


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Rallying against the recession

July 2, 2012
In this issue of Stone World, we are featuring three unique Fabricator Case Studies, covering shops in New Jersey, Minnesota and Ohio.


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Does your business have a culture of quality?

June 4, 2012
A few months ago, I wrote about a slate producer in the U.K., and the headline described the company philosophy as a “culture of quality.”


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November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

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THE MAGAZINE

Stone World Magazine

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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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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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