Articles by Michael Reis

Re-Emerging: Granite quarrier and fabricator maintains diversity

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One of the oldest quarriers and fabricators in the U.S., Fletcher Granite Co., LLC,

offers a broad range of products -- from curbing to detailed architectural work

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Stone World's 20th anniversary: looking back on two decades of change

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From stone applications to technology to the maddening influx of trade shows, the U.S. stone industry has seen major changes over the past 20 years
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Stone Column:<br>Stone World turns 20

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About 12 years ago, fresh out of college, I answered an advertisement in a local newspaper seeking an assistant editor for an “architectural trade magazine.”
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Re-Emerging:<br>Maintaining the heritage of Vermont slate

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Now in its third generation, Taran Brothers Slate Co. of Poultney, VT, relies on time-proven methods for quarrying and processing Vermont slate
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A Structured Approach To Stoneworking

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Based in Frederick, MD, GranTops has a formal strategy for all aspects of its business -- from shop procedures to customer satisfaction
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Tapping the tradition of “Vermont” soapstone

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The state of Vermont's rich history in soapstone -- which has traditionally been used for sinks, woodstoves, countertops and cookware -- has led one entrepreneur to specialize in importing this unique material from Brazil
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From countertops to waterjet design

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Located in Phoenix, AZ, Saban Tile, Marble & Granite has an advanced fabrication facility for countertops and custom waterjet work, and it also stocks tile products
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Resin plant completes “full cycle” of stone production

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Already a world leader in supplying stone for commercial projects and in slab form, Henraux has expanded its facilities in Italy with a new plant for resin-treated slabs
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Maintaining the tradition of Carrara White marble

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Situated high in Carrara's Apuan Alps, Mazzucchelli Marmi's quarry for Carrara White C and CD marble produces stone for architectural work around the world
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Four generations of stoneworking

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Founded in 1898, Frugoli of Avenza, Italy, has been fabricating natural stone, and the company exports its products around the world -- with a keen eye on the U.S. marketplace
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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 August

Check out the August issue of Stone World which features content about the MIA/Stone World Summit in Virginia and a sneak peek of TISE East.

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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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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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