Industry Insights

Shops adjusting on the fly to gain success

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


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Don't forget: Your employees represent YOU!

By Michael Reis
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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

By Michael Reis
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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

By Michael Reis
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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?

By Michael Reis
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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

By Michael Reis
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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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The English Beat: Balancing safety and quality

By Michael Reis
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A few days ago, I returned from a trip to the Lake District of England, where I got an in-depth look at the production of the region's unique slate materials.


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Do fabrication shop owners still have skills?

By Michael Reis
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A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) MegaWorkshop in the St. Louis suburb of Collinsville, IL.


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Innovations for fabricators in Verona

By Michael Reis
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For the past 16 years of my life, early fall has meant a trip to Verona, Italy, for the Marmomacc trade fair (believe me, I am not complaining).


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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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