Articles by Michael Reis

2013 = The “Turnaround Year”

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

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
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
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
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

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
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
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!

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

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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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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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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