Articles by Michael Reis

Drawing new life into Downtown St. Louis

January 11, 2012
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

January 5, 2012
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”

January 5, 2012
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

January 5, 2012
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

January 5, 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

December 13, 2011
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

December 1, 2011
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

December 1, 2011
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?

November 10, 2011
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

October 28, 2011
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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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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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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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!

  

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