Articles by Michael Reis

Do good fabricators need education?

March 8, 2012
In my role as Stone World editor, I report on stone fabrication shops across the country on a regular basis.


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Turning the corner (Really)

March 1, 2012
OK, I realize that it seems that maybe half of my columns these days are addressing the eventual recovery of our economy, and more specifically, the stone industry.


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Countertop Installation Forum

March 1, 2012
A large contingent of stone fabricators discussed issues with countertop installation with a panel of industry veterans at the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas, NV


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Limestone ranch is a tour through history

March 1, 2012
With elements influenced by the Texas Hill Country as well as mid-19th century “Sunday Houses,” the Wild Oaks Ranch in Paradise, TX, pays homage to traditional, classic stonework


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A different type of Fabricator Case Study

February 8, 2012
As usual, in this edition of the Stone World Fabricator E-News, we are including two different "Fabricator Case Studies," which serve as example of how different shops operate, what machinery is in place and how their overall production is achieved.


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“Made in Italy” pride at all levels of production

February 1, 2012
Every year, as part of the education program at the Marmomacc trade fair in Verona, Italy, the show organizer, Veronafiere, puts together an impressive continuing education program for architects from North America and around the world.


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Fabricators discuss working in today’s landscape

February 1, 2012
In this roundtable, 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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Stoneworking studio collaborates with the design world

February 1, 2012
Now in operation for four decades, the artisan shop Decormarmi of Chiampo, Italy, processes a range of high-end architectural stonework, and it works in conjunction with a host of renowned design professionals


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The next generation of block processing

February 1, 2012
With the latest block-processing technology and the capability to produce a range of surface finishes, Ferrari Cav. Rodolfo & Figli Industria Graniti is a leader in the Chiampo, Italy, region


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Marble shop is built on craftsmanship

January 31, 2012
With a blend of artisan skills and state-of-the-art stoneworking technology, Vicentina Marmi produces ornate stonework for an international client base


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THE MAGAZINE

Stone World Magazine

April 2014 stone world cover

2014 April

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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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

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!

  

Stone Industry Education

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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