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)
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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

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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!

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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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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.

Stone World Magazine

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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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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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