Articles by Michael Reis

Reviving a classic quarry

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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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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