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


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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.


Read More

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?"


Read More

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.


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

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.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World July 2014 cover

July 2014

Check out the latest issue of Stone World, which includes a review of the 2014 Coverings conference.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Summer 2014 cover

2014 Summer

Check out articles about the Windy Creek Casino renovation,the El Alear Condominium complex in San Pedro Garza Garcia, and a Coverings product review.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

STONE STANDARD

Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How_To_Polish_&_Restore_Mar.gif
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.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

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.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+