Articles by Michael Reis

A clinical approach to stone production

From fabrication to sales, IGM of Italy has a rigorous system of procedures to ensure quality and customer satisfaction
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Cararra Fair draws an international crowd

Held last May in Carrara, Italy, the 2004 edition of CarraraMarmotec attracted visitors from around the world, who toured the fairgrounds as well as the numerous quarries and stoneworking plants around the region
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Keeping up with the times

In a changing marketplace, Instile Stone Corp. has placed its focus on design products, exotic materials, fabrication and architectural work.
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Indian stone in the U.S.: A decade of change

Although Indian stone exports to the U.S. have increased by 650% over the past 10 years, the major players from the early days have gone in very different directions over the past decade.
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Growing to far-reaching proportions

MS International has grown from a supplier of Indian stone to one of the largest distributors in the nation, with a selection of natural stone from around the world.
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Based on the model of quality

Although the past decade has brought about changes and expansion for Lotus Natural Stone, the company has kept the same ideals throughout.
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A turnkey operation

From the very beginning, Stone-Tec Inc. of Garland, TX, has worked on all aspects of the stone trade -- from importing to fabrication and installation -- in order to maintain optimum quality control.
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Indian sandstone debuts at Padres new ballpark

To complete a new baseball stadium for the San Diego Padres, the architects and owners selected a new golden sandstone from India -- which was dubbed “Padre Gold”[r] in honor of the occasion.
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Finding a niche in the architecture market

After establishing itself as one of the first to import Indian slate to the U.S., Southland Stone of North Hollywood, CA, now specializes in supplying architectural projects around the U.S. and abroad -- using natural stone from around the world.
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Stone Column:<br>“On the basis of price”

In the past few issues of Stone World, I've written quite a bit about quality issues within the stone industry.
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Stone World October 2014 cover

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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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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