Articles by Michael Reis

Are you helping to generically promote the stone industry?

July 11, 2012
By comparison, the stone industry is quite small compared to other building sectors.


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Rallying against the recession

July 2, 2012
In this issue of Stone World, we are featuring three unique Fabricator Case Studies, covering shops in New Jersey, Minnesota and Ohio.


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Coming full circle

July 2, 2012
After spending several years in retirement, the original owners of a Cherry Hill, NJ, fabrication shop resurrected the company under the new name of Stoneshop


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Fabricator issues and solutions discussed at Coverings

July 2, 2012
As part of the education sessions at Coverings 2012 in Orlando, FL, fabricators from around the country gathered to exchange ideas on a range of topics — from the current business climate to challenges in the shop


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A study in book-matching

July 2, 2012
For a private residence in Danville, VA, a master suite addition includes a range of innovative book-matched slabwork


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Revisiting an Italian classic

July 2, 2012
In conjunction with the AIA Convention and Expo in Washington, DC, the Marmomacc Stone Academy led a delegation of its “alumni” architects on a tour of the 12-year-old Embassy of Italy, which was meticulously designed with Italian stone


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2012 Tucker Design Awards presented in Building Stone Magazine

June 11, 2012
Building Stone Institute, one of the country's longest serving natural stone trade associations, presented the 2012 Tucker Design Awards at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis on May 11.


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Don't forget: Your employees represent YOU!

June 7, 2012
About six years ago, when we were in the heyday of the countertop industry, I wrote an article entitled "It's not you; it's the granite."


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Nearly 25 years of quality production

June 4, 2012
Since its formation in 1988, Summum Granit of Saint Sebastian, Quebec, Canada, has placed an emphasis on craftsmanship, and it is continually updating its facility with the latest stoneworking technology.


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Does your business have a culture of quality?

June 4, 2012
A few months ago, I wrote about a slate producer in the U.K., and the headline described the company philosophy as a “culture of quality.”


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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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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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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