Industry Insights

A successful road trip

April 7, 2014
Last week I joined the Stone Fabricator's Alliance (SFA) on its tour of Italy.


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Encouraging signs in Brazil and China

March 10, 2014
The last month has certainly been a busy one. At the end of January, most of the industry headed to Las Vegas for StonExpo and Surfaces (now part of the larger exhibition referred to as the International Surfaces Event).


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An industry united

March 4, 2014
As I write this, it has been less than a month since we all lost our friend, Mike Reis.


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Fabricators aren't just "looking" anymore; they're looking to buy

January 8, 2014
When I was back at my desk after the holidays, one of the first calls I received was from a fabricator that I've gotten to truly know and respect over the years.


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Taking flight to get the "story behind the stone"

June 13, 2013
The staff over here at Stone World makes use of many forms of transportation in order to bring you the story.


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Shop safety: Know your resources before it is too late!

May 9, 2013
Although it's only May, I must have attended a half-dozen Fabricator Forums so far this year


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Our growth has been crazy

April 10, 2013
This quote was said to me last week by a fabricator in Austin, TX, where I attended a gathering of the Artisan Group, a group of independent North American countertop professionals.


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2013 is already a turnaround year for fabricators

March 13, 2013
A month ago, I reported on the tremendously positive feedback I received on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas -- which, in my view, was the most successful stone industry trade event in years.


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Good show? Yes, it was!

February 14, 2013
In the weeks following StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, the most common question I typically get from industry members is, "How was the show?"


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U.S. fabricators say they are planning major equipment purchases, but do they mean it?

January 15, 2013
Each year, at the beginning of December, I receive the results of the annual "Fabricator Market Forecast"


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November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

Take a look at some of the latest stone industry products.

THE MAGAZINE

Stone World Magazine

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2014 April

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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The Stone World Store

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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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