Articles by Michael Reis

Charting a new course with technology

February 1, 2013
Located in Englewood, CO, Front Range Stone has expanded its level of technology over the past few years — in terms of equipment as well as job templating and programming


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Quarry growth continues in North Carolina

February 1, 2013
Rock of Ages has stepped up its development of its Gardenia White and Salisbury Pink quarry sites in North Carolina, and the result is more efficient quarrying methods and a higher quality block yield


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Brazil fair to showcase an industry on the rise

The Vitoria Stone Fair will showcase the latest Brazilian materials and finishes within the world marketplace.
February 1, 2013
After several difficult years, exports of Brazilian stone production are on the rise again, and the full spectrum of Brazil’s stone offerings will be on display at the Vitória Stone Fair from February 26 to March 1


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Elegant stonework defines Brazilian mall

Boulevard Shopping in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo brings growth to the Brazilian construction market.
February 1, 2013
At Boulevard Shopping in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil, a range of domestic stone materials were used to bring both outdoor and indoor spaces to a new level of stylishness


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U.S. fabricators say they are planning major equipment purchases, but do they mean it?

January 15, 2013
Each year, at the beginning of December, I receive the results of the annual "Fabricator Market Forecast"


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Thank you, Gary!

Head of Marble Institute of America retires
January 4, 2013
With the close of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas this month, the stone industry loses a valuable resource with the retirement of Gary Distelhorst, who has served as head of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) for more than a decade


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Continuing a legacy of stone in San Diego

January 4, 2013
As owner of Minicci Stone in San Diego, CA, Paul Hyde is the fourth generation of his family to work in the stone trade


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Fabricators calling for growth in 2013

January 4, 2013
After several difficult years, two-thirds of stone fabricators are expecting business to increase in 2013, and half of them are planning to invest in equipment this year


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Art Deco style captured in stone

January 4, 2013
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV, was built to have a timeless appeal, and it features a full spectrum of stonework inside and out


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Stone suppliers and architects pairing up to do great things

December 11, 2012
As many of us lament the lack of emphasis on craftsmanship in the stone industry, I would like to report on some very cool collaborations between stoneworking professionals and architects that I have witnessed over the past few months


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April 2014 stone world cover

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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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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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