Articles by Michael Reis

Coverings 2012 offers innovation

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Suppliers of stone and technology showcased a broad range of new offerings at Coverings 2012, which was held in Orlando, FL


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Know the process of slab manufacturing

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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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More than three decades of craftsmanship

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After establishing itself in the Vitória region of Brazil nearly 35 years ago, Vitória Stone has expanded into full-scale slab production, and it stresses the need for quality in all areas of its operations


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Two straight years of growth in the stone industry

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Each May, Stone World publishes the year-end import and export statistics for natural stone from the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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Vitória Stone Fair has its best showing in years

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Taking place from February 7 to 10, 2012, in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, the Vitória Stone Fair saw a significant rise in activity on the show floor


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Making a commitment to the industry

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Despite trying economic times in recent years, Decolores Marmores e Granitos do Brasil has made substantial investments in its company, which have it well equipped for the future


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North American fabricators blaze through Italy

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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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We all need education

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Earlier today, I visited a stone fabrication shop in my home state of New Jersey, and to me, the owner was the prototype of today’s progressive stone fabricator.
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Michigan fabricator is a model of innovation

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Helped by a variety of shop technology designed in-house, Rock Solid Surfaces of Kalamazoo, MI, produces high-end stonework for a broad range of applications


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A culture of quality and craftsmanship

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From its quarrying operations to the processing of finished stonework, the employees at Burlington Slate Ltd. share a common goal of generating superior finished products using methods and practices that emphasize sustainability and worker safety


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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.

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