Articles by Michael Reis

Comments and testimony on OSHA's proposed silica standard extended to February 11, 2014

(sample letter for OSHA and compliance cost projections attached)
January 24, 2014
Last year, OSHA released an official proposal to cut the silica exposure limit formula in half, to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air over an eight-hour workday.


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Fabricators aren't just "looking" anymore; they're looking to buy

January 8, 2014
When I was back at my desk after the holidays, one of the first calls I received was from a fabricator that I've gotten to truly know and respect over the years.


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Fabricators speak out: Let the good times roll!

January 8, 2014
For nearly 20 years now, Stone World has been conducting a survey of American stone fabricators, and we reach out to thousands of shops of all sizes throughout the country.


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2014 Stone World Fabricator Market Forecast

January 8, 2014
Clearly, the U.S. stone fabrication sector is on the rebound, and it has been for a couple of years. However, it appears that optimism in the industry is at a level that hasn’t been this high since before the recession.


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Lakeside Surfaces, Inc. succeeds with state-of-the-art technology

A little more than 20 years ago, Lakeside Surfaces Inc. of Norton Shores, MI, began in the garage of owner Rob Riegler, and today the company is a fully integrated digital shop with the latest generation of technology in the marketplace
January 8, 2014
For aspiring fabricators, the story of Lakeside Surfaces Inc. of Norton Shores, MI, is a model of how to grow a business: start small, grow intelligently, ride out the tough times, and stay prepared for the future.


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AGM Imports brings in technology for leather finishing slabs

December 2, 2013
With two well-established companies — AGM Imports and Distinctive Granite and Marble — John Antunes has focused his efforts on providing other wholesalers and fabricators the opportunity to benefit from the latest technology in textured stone


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Marmomacc in Verona continues to raise its international presence

December 2, 2013
A new record of professional visitors from 143 different nations was recorded at the 48th edition of Marmomacc, which took place from September 25 to 28 in the historic stoneworking center of Verona, Italy.


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Knowledge is power for Arch City Granite and Marble Inc.

As Arch City Granite and Marble Inc. of St. Louis, MO, increases its rate of productivity with advanced machinery, the company takes pride in sharing knowledge with its customers
November 1, 2013
Since its inception in St. Louis, MO, in 2005, Arch City Granite and Marble, Inc. has valued fabricating with the most up-to-date machinery and tooling.


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A symbol of resolve

November 1, 2013
Earlier this year, on a picture-perfect sunny day in mid-June, my colleague Alex Bachrach and I had the opportunity to visit the quarries at Lyons Sandstone, in Lyons, CO, about an hour outside of Denver.


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Stewards of an iconic Colorado stone

The Buster family doesn’t only produce and sell stone at Lyons Sandstone; they also serve as educators on the past, present and future of the material, which is a signature building stone for the state of Colorado
November 1, 2013
When you visit Lyons Sandstone’s website, the very first page welcomes architects and installers to come visit the quarry and get a first-hand understanding of their material.


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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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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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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!

  

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