Articles by Michael Reis

Drawing new life into Downtown St. Louis

A specialist in architectural detailing — including one-of-a-kind tile artwork — Mark Pitliangus of Antique Architectural Decor recently restored two classic buildings in Downtown St. Louis, MO


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Vitória Stone Fair to welcome the global marketplace

Set to take place from February 7 to 10, 2012, in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, the Vitória Stone Fair is a showcase of the nation’s finest stone materials


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“People need to step it up and start spending”

I was talking about the current business situation with a colleague lately, and they came up with a very succinct way of solving the economic crisis, which I have decided to make the headline of this column.


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Solid growth in the Adirondacks

Since it began quarrying operations in 1996, Adirondack Natural Stone of Whitehall, NY, has steadily advanced its business over the years


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Fabricators plan to spend in 2012

More than half of the respondents to the Stone World fabricator survey saw their business grow in 2011, and they are planning more big-ticket investments than they have in several years


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The English Beat: Balancing safety and quality

A few days ago, I returned from a trip to the Lake District of England, where I got an in-depth look at the production of the region's unique slate materials.


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Marmomacc increases global reach in Verona

With an emphasis on dialogue, education and design — as well as the most extensive display of stone and technology in the world — Marmomacc wowed an international audience in Verona, Italy


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SFA “MegaWorkshop” continues in St. Louis

For the second year, the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) held its MegaWorkshop in St. Louis, MO, and the event featured hands-on demonstrations of machinery and tooling


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Do fabrication shop owners still have skills?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) MegaWorkshop in the St. Louis suburb of Collinsville, IL.


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Better than 2009, but still flat

I just finished proofreading a statistical article for TILE Magazine (one of Stone World’s sister publications), and the basic gist of the piece is captured in the headline you see above. 


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