Stone Column

Two straight years of growth in the stone industry

May 1, 2012
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

April 2, 2012
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)

March 1, 2012
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

February 1, 2012
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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“People need to step it up and start spending”

January 5, 2012
I was talking about the current business situation with a colleague lately, and they came up with a very succinct way of solving the economic crisis, which I have decided to make the headline of this column.


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Better than 2009, but still flat

October 28, 2011
I just finished proofreading a statistical article for TILE Magazine (one of Stone World’s sister publications), and the basic gist of the piece is captured in the headline you see above. 


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Investing to stay in the game

October 1, 2011
Like any other business, stone fabricators find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to investing in new technology. 


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The evolution of quartz surfacing

September 1, 2011
Before I get to the main point of this column, let me first state that I have historically considered myself a “stone purist.”


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Cooperation at all levels of the supply process

August 1, 2011
In this issue of Stone World, our cover story is an article about the architectural stonework used at the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee headquarters in Chattanooga (page 82).


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Monitoring the pulse of the stone industry

July 5, 2011
A few weeks ago, I attended a session of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World education series in Boston, MA, where I also moderated a Fabricator Forum.
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Stone World Magazine

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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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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!

  

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