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The English Beat: Balancing safety and quality

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?

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

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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The evolution of quartz surfacing

Before I get to the main point of this column, let me first state that I have historically considered myself a “stone purist.”


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There's no substitute for craftsmanship

A couple of years ago, I generically referred to industry low-ballers as "hacks with rail saws."


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Fabricators speak out on industry issues

Last month, I attended a session of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World education series in Boston, MA, where I also moderated a Fabricator Forum.


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www.StoneWorld.com

I know it is a strange headline for an editor's column, but I am looking to draw attention to Stone World's new Web site -- www.StoneWorld.com -- because I think it is the most comprehensive source for stone industry information that you can find.


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Taking a deeper look at 2010

At this time each year, the Stone World editorial department receives the year-end stone import and export statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Revisiting shop and warehouse safety

When I was in journalism school, I was taught that the editor's column is the most valuable space there is. It is where I get to communicate directly with my readers and, on occasion, to speak from the heart.
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Brainstorming for a solution

At stone industry trade shows such as StonExpo or Coverings, the one event I always make sure I attend (no matter how early it takes place) is the "Fabricator Forum," where industry members gather and present their issues to a panel of industry experts.
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2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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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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