Articles by Michael Reis

Shop safety: Know your resources before it is too late!

Although it's only May, I must have attended a half-dozen Fabricator Forums so far this year


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Building on last year’s growth

In last month’s issue of Stone World, we published the year-end U.S. stone import and export statistics, which are provided to us by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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CNC Technology - Equipment and Tooling

The following is a list of CNC technology products from various companies


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TexaStone Quarries hosts “Stone Extravaganza”

Last month, a group of architects and students gathered at TexaStone Quarries for hands-on education in the quarries and fabrication facilities
This event was part of the Building Stone Institute (BSI) Designer Education Series, featuring four AIA Continuing Education Units. The event also drew stone companies from Colorado, Idaho and Indiana.


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Fabricator event takes place in Texas

Last month, some of the country’s top fabricators gathered in Austin, TX, as part of the Artisan Group’s annual event, which also included an “industry showcase” of suppliers to the trade
Founded in 2007, Artisan Group is a network of independent countertop professionals that spans across North America


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These new products look great, but how do I maintain them?

Last week, I took part in a meeting of the Education Advisory Council of Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas


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Our growth has been crazy

This quote was said to me last week by a fabricator in Austin, TX, where I attended a gathering of the Artisan Group, a group of independent North American countertop professionals.


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More than a half century of progress

The history of FloForm Countertops dates back to 1961, and through continued expansion over the years, the company has become a major player in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest
In 1961, Harry, Frank and John Dyck, established FloForm Industries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as an add-on to their successful cabinet and construction business.


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Microwave resin technology elevates Italian supplier

Marmi Orobici of Bergamo, Italy, has taken its production to the next level by investing in a state-of-the-art plant for resin-treating slabs using microwave technology
Founded in 1968 by Giuseppe Carnevale, Marmi Orobici Graniti S.p.A. of Bergamo, Italy, has maintained a pattern of growth over the years, and it is known worldwide as an international supplier of all stone varieties


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Fabricator Forum — material handling

In this fabricator discussion, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance discuss material handling practices in the shop and in the field
The following forum includes members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance, who discuss material handling practices in the shop and in the field


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