Articles by Michael Reis

Do good fabricators need education?

In my role as Stone World editor, I report on stone fabrication shops across the country on a regular basis.


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Turning the corner (Really)

OK, I realize that it seems that maybe half of my columns these days are addressing the eventual recovery of our economy, and more specifically, the stone industry.


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Countertop Installation Forum

A large contingent of stone fabricators discussed issues with countertop installation with a panel of industry veterans at the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas, NV


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Limestone ranch is a tour through history

With elements influenced by the Texas Hill Country as well as mid-19th century “Sunday Houses,” the Wild Oaks Ranch in Paradise, TX, pays homage to traditional, classic stonework


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A different type of Fabricator Case Study

As usual, in this edition of the Stone World Fabricator E-News, we are including two different "Fabricator Case Studies," which serve as example of how different shops operate, what machinery is in place and how their overall production is achieved.


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“Made in Italy” pride at all levels of production

Every year, as part of the education program at the Marmomacc trade fair in Verona, Italy, the show organizer, Veronafiere, puts together an impressive continuing education program for architects from North America and around the world.


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Fabricators discuss working in today’s landscape

In this roundtable, 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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Stoneworking studio collaborates with the design world

Now in operation for four decades, the artisan shop Decormarmi of Chiampo, Italy, processes a range of high-end architectural stonework, and it works in conjunction with a host of renowned design professionals


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The next generation of block processing

With the latest block-processing technology and the capability to produce a range of surface finishes, Ferrari Cav. Rodolfo & Figli Industria Graniti is a leader in the Chiampo, Italy, region


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Marble shop is built on craftsmanship

With a blend of artisan skills and state-of-the-art stoneworking technology, Vicentina Marmi produces ornate stonework for an international client base


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This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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