Articles by Michael Reis

Do good fabricators need education?

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

By Jennifer Adams and Michael Reis
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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

By Jennifer Adams and Michael Reis
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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

By Jennifer Adams and Michael Reis
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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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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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2014 Summer

Check out articles about the Windy Creek Casino renovation,the El Alear Condominium complex in San Pedro Garza Garcia, and a Coverings product review.

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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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