Articles by Michael Reis

Coverings 2012 offers innovation

Suppliers of stone and technology showcased a broad range of new offerings at Coverings 2012, which was held in Orlando, FL


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Know the process of slab manufacturing

When I visit large-scale slab processing plants around the world, the owners and managers I meet always make sure that I see the latest materials that they are offering to the marketplace.


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More than three decades of craftsmanship

After establishing itself in the Vitória region of Brazil nearly 35 years ago, Vitória Stone has expanded into full-scale slab production, and it stresses the need for quality in all areas of its operations


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Two straight years of growth in the stone industry

Each May, Stone World publishes the year-end import and export statistics for natural stone from the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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Vitória Stone Fair has its best showing in years

Taking place from February 7 to 10, 2012, in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, the Vitória Stone Fair saw a significant rise in activity on the show floor


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Making a commitment to the industry

Despite trying economic times in recent years, Decolores Marmores e Granitos do Brasil has made substantial investments in its company, which have it well equipped for the future


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North American fabricators blaze through Italy

A couple of weeks ago, I took a very unique trip with a trade delegation of almost 30 North American members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance.


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We all need education

Earlier today, I visited a stone fabrication shop in my home state of New Jersey, and to me, the owner was the prototype of today’s progressive stone fabricator.
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Michigan fabricator is a model of innovation

Helped by a variety of shop technology designed in-house, Rock Solid Surfaces of Kalamazoo, MI, produces high-end stonework for a broad range of applications


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A culture of quality and craftsmanship

From its quarrying operations to the processing of finished stonework, the employees at Burlington Slate Ltd. share a common goal of generating superior finished products using methods and practices that emphasize sustainability and worker safety


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