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2014 continues to show positive signs

The last few weeks have been busy here at Stone World, and it doesn't look like things will slow down until after Coverings.


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A successful road trip

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

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

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

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"

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!

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

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

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!

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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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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