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Time to start promoting green practices

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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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Two straight years of growth in the stone industry

Each May, Stone World publishes the year-end import and export statistics for natural stone from the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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We all need education

Earlier today, I visited a stone fabrication shop in my home state of New Jersey, and to me, the owner was the prototype of today’s progressive stone fabricator.
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Turning the corner (Really)

OK, I realize that it seems that maybe half of my columns these days are addressing the eventual recovery of our economy, and more specifically, the stone industry.


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“Made in Italy” pride at all levels of production

Every year, as part of the education program at the Marmomacc trade fair in Verona, Italy, the show organizer, Veronafiere, puts together an impressive continuing education program for architects from North America and around the world.


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2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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