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Going “Old School” IN NEW YORK CITY

By Michael Reis
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While I truly enjoy covering all of the architectural projects that we come across at Stone World, I will admit that there are certain ones that get me particularly enthusiastic


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Flexing the muscles of technology

By Michael Reis
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On page 56 of this issue of Stone World, we are showcasing a private residence in South Carolina with an edge detail that I haven’t seen in my 20 years-plus here at the magazine.


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Selling craftsmanship, not just one

By Michael Reis
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In the 20 years that I have been covering the stone industry — in good times, bad (really bad) times, and everything in between — I have learned one irrefutable fact.


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Don’t ever stop learning

By Michael Reis
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In addition to visiting the many stone events on the “Spring Trade Show Circuit” so far this year — Las Vegas, Brazil, Atlanta, etc. — I took some time last month to travel to Salt Lake City, UT, for the Utah Stone Summit


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Building on last year’s growth

By Michael Reis
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In last month’s issue of Stone World, we published the year-end U.S. stone import and export statistics, which are provided to us by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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2013 = The “Turnaround Year”

By Michael Reis
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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

By Michael Reis
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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

By Michael Reis
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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
By Michael Reis
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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

By Michael Reis
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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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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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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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