Stone Column

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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www.stoneworld.com

June 9, 2011
I know it is a strange headline for an editor’s column, but I am looking to draw attention to Stone World’s new Web site — launching this month — because I think it is the most comprehensive source for stone industry information that you can find.
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2010 by the numbers

April 26, 2011
Each year, the May issue of Stone World publishes the year-end import and export statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce. It takes a few months for the government to relay these figures to us, but it is worth the wait, since the import totals offer an excellent snapshot of how our industry is faring - especially compared with the figures from previous years.
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Some insight on shop and warehouse safety

March 25, 2011
When I was in journalism school, I was taught that the space for the editor’s column is the most valuable page in the entire magazine. And once again, I am using this prime real estate to urge the industry to focus on safety in the workplace - whether that is a shop, a warehouse, the jobsite or even the office.
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Stone Column: The "New Normal" of the stone industry

March 2, 2011
Whenever I attend a major U.S. stone industry event, one of the first things I circle on my calendar is the “Fabricator Forum,” where industry members gather and present their issues to a panel of industry experts. These forums generally do not have a rigid agenda, and they sort of follow a “Town Hall” format, where people share their problems (and hopefully solutions) with their peers.
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Time to get out and learn something

January 27, 2011
Now that we’re in the middle of “Trade Show Season” - with StonExpo and Coverings taking place within a span of two months - I find myself continually writing about the various seminar programs for the stone industry. 
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Stone Column: Investments are coming in 2011

January 4, 2011
Every January, Stone World presents its annual Fabricator Market Forecast, where hundreds of stone fabrication professionals from around the country present their expectations for the coming year as well as their feelings for the long-term. 
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Stone Column: Italy continues to impress

October 25, 2010
At a time when the international stone industry is scrambling on a global level - where it seems that no port is safe from this economic hailstorm - Italy has managed to ride out the crisis by maintaining its position as an innovator in all things stone.
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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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