Articles by Michael Reis

2013 = The “Turnaround Year”

April 1, 2013
A month ago, I reported on the tremendously positive feedback I received on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas


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2013 is already a turnaround year for fabricators

March 13, 2013
A month ago, I reported on the tremendously positive feedback I received on StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas -- which, in my view, was the most successful stone industry trade event in years.


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Taking efficiency to the next level

U.S. Granite/Berry Marble & Granite of Tyler has the latest cutting and polishing technology and one of the most advanced material-handling systems in North America
March 1, 2013
Located in Tyler, TX, U.S. Granite/Berry Marble & Granite operates one of the most sophisticated stone-fabrication operations in all of North America.


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Breathing new life into American soapstone

Alberene Soapstone of Schuyler, VA, is producing high-quality slabs of American soapstone
March 1, 2013
As design trends continue toward a classic, refined look, traditional products such as soapstone are finding their way to the forefront of consumer consciousness.


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StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas could be a symbol of recovery

The exhibition included a packed show floor, an extensive education program and solid business being conducted between exhibitors and attendees
March 1, 2013
With a packed show floor, an extensive education program and, most importantly, solid business being conducted between exhibitors and attendees, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas was the best North American trade show in more than half a decade


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A positive start to 2013

March 1, 2013
Back in January, Stone World published its annual “Fabricator Market Forecast,” a survey conducted by BNP Media (Stone World’s parent company) that is sent to thousands of fabricators across the America.


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Countertop Installation Forum

As part of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, a panel of industry veterans discussed countertop installation issues
March 1, 2013
Among the many educational sessions at StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, which took place from January 28 to 31, a panel of industry veterans held an open “Countertop Installation Forum” with an audience of fabricators of all sizes.


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Limestone complements high-tech residential design

For the expansion of a private residence in Texas, the architect selected local limestone to work in conjunction with a modern design and materials palette
March 1, 2013
In conceiving the addition to a private residence in the Dallas, TX, area, the goal for Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc. was to amplify the modernity of the design, create a stronger relationship with the natural amenities of the site and adjacent lake; and add regional character.


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Good show? Yes, it was!

February 14, 2013
In the weeks following StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, the most common question I typically get from industry members is, "How was the show?"


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Made in America

February 1, 2013
Just before the start of this past holiday season, I made my final business trip of 2012 — boarding the last of many flights I took to cover our industry over the course of the year.


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THE MAGAZINE

Stone World Magazine

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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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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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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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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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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!

  

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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