Articles by Michael Reis

Charting a new course with technology

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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

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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.
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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.
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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?

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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.

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Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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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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