Articles by Michael Reis

Re-Emerging: Granite quarrier and fabricator maintains diversity

One of the oldest quarriers and fabricators in the U.S., Fletcher Granite Co., LLC,

offers a broad range of products -- from curbing to detailed architectural work

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Stone World's 20th anniversary: looking back on two decades of change

From stone applications to technology to the maddening influx of trade shows, the U.S. stone industry has seen major changes over the past 20 years
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Stone Column:<br>Stone World turns 20

About 12 years ago, fresh out of college, I answered an advertisement in a local newspaper seeking an assistant editor for an “architectural trade magazine.”
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Re-Emerging:<br>Maintaining the heritage of Vermont slate

Now in its third generation, Taran Brothers Slate Co. of Poultney, VT, relies on time-proven methods for quarrying and processing Vermont slate
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A Structured Approach To Stoneworking

Based in Frederick, MD, GranTops has a formal strategy for all aspects of its business -- from shop procedures to customer satisfaction
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Tapping the tradition of “Vermont” soapstone

The state of Vermont's rich history in soapstone -- which has traditionally been used for sinks, woodstoves, countertops and cookware -- has led one entrepreneur to specialize in importing this unique material from Brazil
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From countertops to waterjet design

Located in Phoenix, AZ, Saban Tile, Marble & Granite has an advanced fabrication facility for countertops and custom waterjet work, and it also stocks tile products
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Resin plant completes “full cycle” of stone production

Already a world leader in supplying stone for commercial projects and in slab form, Henraux has expanded its facilities in Italy with a new plant for resin-treated slabs
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Maintaining the tradition of Carrara White marble

Situated high in Carrara's Apuan Alps, Mazzucchelli Marmi's quarry for Carrara White C and CD marble produces stone for architectural work around the world
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Four generations of stoneworking

Founded in 1898, Frugoli of Avenza, Italy, has been fabricating natural stone, and the company exports its products around the world -- with a keen eye on the U.S. marketplace
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Stone World October 2014 cover

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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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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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