Industry Insights

Stone suppliers and architects pairing up to do great things

December 11, 2012
As many of us lament the lack of emphasis on craftsmanship in the stone industry, I would like to report on some very cool collaborations between stoneworking professionals and architects that I have witnessed over the past few months


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Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy: Stand up and fight back

November 8, 2012
First of all, let me state that I am a little distracted as I write this column. 


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A new era of collaboration among fabricators

October 15, 2012
Last month, I sat in the showroom at IGM in North Bergen, NJ, with nearly 40 veteran fabricators from the New York Metropolitan area, and I saw something that probably wouldn't have been possible five or 10 years ago. T


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Shops adjusting on the fly to gain success

August 8, 2012
In recent months, I made "repeat visits" to two different fabrication shops that I had first covered before the recession turned our industry upside down -- both of whom are profiled in this E-Newsletter.


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Are you helping to generically promote the stone industry?

July 11, 2012
By comparison, the stone industry is quite small compared to other building sectors.


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Don't forget: Your employees represent YOU!

June 7, 2012
About six years ago, when we were in the heyday of the countertop industry, I wrote an article entitled "It's not you; it's the granite."


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Know the process of slab manufacturing

May 10, 2012
When I visit large-scale slab processing plants around the world, the owners and managers I meet always make sure that I see the latest materials that they are offering to the marketplace.


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North American fabricators blaze through Italy

April 11, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, 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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Do good fabricators need education?

March 8, 2012
In my role as Stone World editor, I report on stone fabrication shops across the country on a regular basis.


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A different type of Fabricator Case Study

February 8, 2012
As usual, in this edition of the Stone World Fabricator E-News, we are including two different "Fabricator Case Studies," which serve as example of how different shops operate, what machinery is in place and how their overall production is achieved.


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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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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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