Michael Reis

Michael Reis

Michael Reis has been working for Stone World Magazine since 1993. In his role as Editor and Associate Publisher, he covers all aspects of the stone industry, from quarrying to fabrication to installation. He contributes feature articles as well as writes the Stone Column, which is a monthly commentary on industry issues and trends. Email: michael@stoneworld.com

ARTICLES

Reviving a classic quarry

March 3, 2014
One of the latest acquisitions for Endless Mountain Stone is an historic Bluestone quarry site that dates back to 1848, when the famed Starrucca Viaduct was built near Lanesboro, PA.


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Bridging the past and future of Bluestone

With modern stoneworking equipment and historic quarry sites, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, covers the full spectrum of Bluestone production
March 3, 2014
Founded in 1976, Endless Mountain Stone of Susquehanna, PA, was one of the pioneers of bringing automation to Bluestone, and it also firmly connected to the industry’s past with the acquisition of a quarry site that dates to the 1840s.


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Positive showing for StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas

March 3, 2014
A broad range of product types could be found alongside the stone-related offerings at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, which is now taking place in conjunction with TileExpo and Surfaces in a venture entitled The International Surface Event


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Fabricator Forums & more at MIA/Stone World Industry Education Series

Across the country, Fabricator Forums are taking place as part of the MIA/Stone World Industry Education Series, along with presentations on cost analysis and advanced marketing strategies
February 3, 2014
Over the years, as the stone fabrication sector has grown, one of the most valuable educational opportunities that has developed is the “Fabricator Forum.”


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Coldspring's Mesabi Black and Lake Superior Green quarries supply legacies

February 3, 2014
From the northern reaches of Minnesota, Coldspring’s quarries for Mesabi Black® and Lake Superior Green® granite are being used for landmark projects across the country — including work at the World Trade Center site in New York City


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Girasole of Italy uses new technology to produce exotics

February 3, 2014
Using resin technology to treat blocks of exotic material that would otherwise be useless, Girasole Pietre Naturali srl offers a broad collection of high-end slab products


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Brazilian supplier Decolores has success with equipment investments

February 3, 2014
In business since 2001, Decolores has been focused on growing its operation over the past five years, and it is currently enjoying an unprecedented level of success


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More international buyers expected at 2014 Vitoria Stone Fair in Brazil

February 3, 2014
Rebranded as Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America this international stone fair in the stone-rich region of Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, will combine business with design and product culture, drawing an audience of stone industry professionals as well as architects


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"Guardians" sculpture in New York City is example of one-of-a-kind fabrication on display in Manhattan

February 3, 2014
In a demonstration of accuracy and innovation in stone drafting and fabrication, Union Marble & Granite and Precision Stone worked with acclaimed Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino on his project, “The Guardians: Hero and Superhero,”


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Union Marble of Westbury, NY, is equipped for high-end fabrication

February 3, 2014
With state-of-the-art technology and skilled craftsmen for stone drafting, fabrication and installation, Union Marble & Granite and Precision Stone, Inc. of Westbury, NY, are able to provide completed stonework for some of the most advanced projects in the country


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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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2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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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!

  

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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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