Articles by Michael Reis

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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Rallying against the recession

In this issue of Stone World, we are featuring three unique Fabricator Case Studies, covering shops in New Jersey, Minnesota and Ohio.


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Coming full circle

After spending several years in retirement, the original owners of a Cherry Hill, NJ, fabrication shop resurrected the company under the new name of Stoneshop


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Fabricator issues and solutions discussed at Coverings

As part of the education sessions at Coverings 2012 in Orlando, FL, fabricators from around the country gathered to exchange ideas on a range of topics — from the current business climate to challenges in the shop


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A study in book-matching

For a private residence in Danville, VA, a master suite addition includes a range of innovative book-matched slabwork


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Revisiting an Italian classic

In conjunction with the AIA Convention and Expo in Washington, DC, the Marmomacc Stone Academy led a delegation of its “alumni” architects on a tour of the 12-year-old Embassy of Italy, which was meticulously designed with Italian stone


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2012 Tucker Design Awards presented in Building Stone Magazine

Building Stone Institute, one of the country's longest serving natural stone trade associations, presented the 2012 Tucker Design Awards at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis on May 11.


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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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Nearly 25 years of quality production

Since its formation in 1988, Summum Granit of Saint Sebastian, Quebec, Canada, has placed an emphasis on craftsmanship, and it is continually updating its facility with the latest stoneworking technology.


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Does your business have a culture of quality?

A few months ago, I wrote about a slate producer in the U.K., and the headline described the company philosophy as a “culture of quality.”


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