Articles by Michael Reis

Fabricator discussions take place at MIA/Stone World event

As part of the MIA/Stone World industry education series, around 40 veteran fabricators gathered at IGM in North Bergen, NJ, where two separate forums addressed current industry issues


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Third SFA MegaWorkshop takes place in Nashville

The third edition of the SFA MegaWorkshop was held in Nashville, TN, from October 10 to 12, and it offered exhibits, demonstrations and educational seminars


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Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy: Stand up and fight back

First of all, let me state that I am a little distracted as I write this column. 


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Time to start promoting green practices

I realize that the term “Green Building” is more than a bit overused these days — to the point that it is almost a cliché, in my opinion.


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Fabricator Forum: Shop conservation practices

In this online forum, members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance discuss some of the conservation practices taking place in their shops


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Landmark chateau is reborn in Slovakia

After serving as the seat of the Appony for more than six centuries, Chateau Appony fell into disrepair after World War II, and it was recently restored with two varieties of natural stone


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Slabwork provides a focal point for Manhattan office

A combination of marble and crystallized glass slabs were used to create a signature reception desk for the offices at OrbiMed Advisors, LLC in New York, NY


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A new era of collaboration among fabricators

Last month, I sat in the showroom at IGM in North Bergen, NJ, with nearly 40 veteran fabricators from the New York Metropolitan area, and I saw something that probably wouldn't have been possible five or 10 years ago. T


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A 16-slab altar renovation

Founded in 1858, the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Napa, CA, underwent a $850,000 renovation to its sanctuary last year that included innovative use of natural stone.


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Does the stone industry have a future?

When I look at the stone industry, I see a totally mixed bag — and I don’t mean that as a good thing.


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