Industry Insights

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

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


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Stone suppliers and architects pairing up to do great things

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

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

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

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?

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


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Don't forget: Your employees represent YOU!

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

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

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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