Articles by Michael Reis

Covering all aspects of tile production

The Marmi Lanza Group has added a new state-of-the-art tile facility in Verona, Italy, which includes a complete line for applying resin
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Focusing on the U.S. market

With a modern stoneworking facility outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ideal Stones has been concentrating on supplying stone for the American marketplace
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Expanding into Brazil

One of the world's leading stone processors, Levantina has expanded its international scope by opening a new state-of-the-art factory in Vitória, Brazil
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Ambitious factory is developing in Vitoria

Already a major quarrier of Brazilian stone, Proton Granito Ltda. is establishing an impressive stone processing plant in Vitoria
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Striving to beat the competition

Marcolini Marmi S.p.A. of Grezzana, Verona, Italy, processes granite, marble, onyx and other materials into a broad range of finished products
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A definitive source for Italian porphyry

With 15 different stone quarries in its organization, Consorzio Cavatori Produttori Porfido of Albiano, Trento, Italy, represents the full range of Trento's porphyry production
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Entering fabrication with CNC technology

To reach the quality levels expected by its customers, TBR Marble and Granite of Foxboro, MA, invested in CNC machinery when it began fabricating stone on its own
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Moving into natural stone

After years of working with laminate and other manmade countertops, East Coast Associates of Fredericksburg, VA, began working with stone, and it is now the fastest-growing area of the company's business
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A seamless flooring restoration

The travertine flooring at Three Allen Center in Houston, TX, was meticulously restored to a new finish with a perfectly flat surface
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Exploring Sicily's stone culture

The island of Sicily has a deep history in natural stone use and production, and it exports a broad range of stone materials and products to destinations around the world
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2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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