Articles by Michael Reis

Geared for quality and precision

October 1, 2012
Two years ago, Pinnacle Stone & Tile of Fairfield, CA, invested in digital technology for its stoneworking operation — from templating to layout and fabrication — and it is well-equipped for future growth


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Veteran fabricators network in New Jersey

September 19, 2012
Over the years, I've written articles from stone companies and events around the world.


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SFA Italy Tour 2012

September 5, 2012
For the second straight year, a group of fabricators from the Stone Fabricators Alliance took an in-depth tour of Italy’s stone industry, examining everything from stone quarrying and production to equipment and technology manufacturing


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Equipped for architectural stonework

September 5, 2012
Located in the Verona region of Italy, Segraf s.r.l. uses advanced CNC technology to fabricate architectural work for projects around the globe


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A model of automated stone-cutting

September 5, 2012
Using some of the latest cutting and surface-polishing technology in the marketplace, Graniti Verbano of Gravelloni Toce, Italy, fabricates stone with optimal automation and precision


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Shops adjusting on the fly to gain success

August 8, 2012
In recent months, I made "repeat visits" to two different fabrication shops that I had first covered before the recession turned our industry upside down -- both of whom are profiled in this E-Newsletter.


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What if everyone took a “me-first” attitude?

August 1, 2012
As our economy very slowly recovers from the recession, and our industry slowly gets back to normal (whatever “normal” means these days), I see the same old patterns falling into place.


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Mid-Atlantic fabricator adapts to the market

August 1, 2012
Founded in 1996 with facilities in Beltsville, MD, and Raleigh, NC, Artelye Marble & Granite has adjusted its business to meet current market conditions


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Moving with the times

August 1, 2012
Faced with a changing economic landscape, Cadillac Stone Works of North Las Vegas, NV, reinvented itself to reflect the new market conditions


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An architectural display of slabwork

August 1, 2012
Following the unique architecture of the interior space, a bathroom design in Greensboro, NC, features a range of Indian marble applications — including meticulously book-matched pieces


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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

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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!

  

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