Articles by Michael Reis

Drawing new life into Downtown St. Louis

A specialist in architectural detailing — including one-of-a-kind tile artwork — Mark Pitliangus of Antique Architectural Decor recently restored two classic buildings in Downtown St. Louis, MO


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Vitória Stone Fair to welcome the global marketplace

Set to take place from February 7 to 10, 2012, in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, the Vitória Stone Fair is a showcase of the nation’s finest stone materials


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“People need to step it up and start spending”

I was talking about the current business situation with a colleague lately, and they came up with a very succinct way of solving the economic crisis, which I have decided to make the headline of this column.


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Solid growth in the Adirondacks

Since it began quarrying operations in 1996, Adirondack Natural Stone of Whitehall, NY, has steadily advanced its business over the years


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Fabricators plan to spend in 2012

More than half of the respondents to the Stone World fabricator survey saw their business grow in 2011, and they are planning more big-ticket investments than they have in several years


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The English Beat: Balancing safety and quality

A few days ago, I returned from a trip to the Lake District of England, where I got an in-depth look at the production of the region's unique slate materials.


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Marmomacc increases global reach in Verona

With an emphasis on dialogue, education and design — as well as the most extensive display of stone and technology in the world — Marmomacc wowed an international audience in Verona, Italy


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SFA “MegaWorkshop” continues in St. Louis

For the second year, the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) held its MegaWorkshop in St. Louis, MO, and the event featured hands-on demonstrations of machinery and tooling


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Do fabrication shop owners still have skills?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) MegaWorkshop in the St. Louis suburb of Collinsville, IL.


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Better than 2009, but still flat

I just finished proofreading a statistical article for TILE Magazine (one of Stone World’s sister publications), and the basic gist of the piece is captured in the headline you see above. 


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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 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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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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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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