Articles by Michael Reis

Advancement continues for Utah fabricator Bedrock Quartz Surfaces

Over the years, Bedrock Quartz Surfaces of West Jordan, UT, has developed to the point that it is nationally recognized for its quality and efficiency
August 1, 2013
When Stone World reported on Bedrock Quartz Surfaces of West Jordan, UT, three years ago, the company was adjusting to accommodate a challenging business climate.


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Labor and business issues at Coverings 2013 Fabricator Forum

At this Fabricator Forum, fabricators discussed the solutions they have developed for labor and business issues
August 1, 2013
As the economy slowly rolls towards recovery, stone fabricators are not merely trying to survive, but rather they are looking to improve the way they are conducting their business


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Showcasing the capabilities of CNC fabrication

For a residential project in South Carolina, fabricator Joe Blackmon relied on advanced technology to create a “scalloped” edge detail
August 1, 2013
In creating a one-of-a-kind edge detail for a kitchen project in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach Granite and Marble dba Grassie Granite and Marble relied on its experience with natural stone as well as automated technology.


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Flexing the muscles of technology

August 1, 2013
On page 56 of this issue of Stone World, we are showcasing a private residence in South Carolina with an edge detail that I haven’t seen in my 20 years-plus here at the magazine.


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Fabricators discuss issues and solutions at Massachusetts Stone Summit

As part of the Marble Institute of America/Stone World industry education series, fabricators of all sizes gathered in the Boston area last month to discuss the issues affecting their business
July 3, 2013
On June 11, a group of fabricators from across New England gathered at Cosentino’s facility in Northborough, MA, for the Massachusetts Stone Summit


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Equipped for efficiency and quality

With a specialized material-handling system, well-organized inventory and experienced workers, Blume’s Solid Surface of Freeport, PA, has developed a solid reputation in its region
July 3, 2013
Although it was first established as a processor of solid surface countertops, Blume’s Solid Surface of Freeport, PA, is now considered to be a leading fabricator of natural stone and quartz surfacing


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New products and innovations highlight Coverings in Atlanta

Coverings moved to Atlanta, GA, for its 2013 edition, and it featured a range of stone products as well as technology innovations
July 3, 2013
Coverings took place at the George World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, from April 29 to May 2, and it drew more than 22,000 attendees.


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Selling craftsmanship, not just one

July 2, 2013
In the 20 years that I have been covering the stone industry — in good times, bad (really bad) times, and everything in between — I have learned one irrefutable fact.


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Stone industry icon Coldspring reshapes its brand

The changes taking place at Coldspring are far more than a new name and corporate logo, as the company is positioning itself for broader diversification and long-term success
July 2, 2013
Founded more than 115 years ago, Coldspring has rebranded itself with a new, unified name that better reflects its diverse business activities.


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Taking flight to get the "story behind the stone"

June 13, 2013
The staff over here at Stone World makes use of many forms of transportation in order to bring you the story.


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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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