Articles by Michael Reis

Charting a new course with technology

Located in Englewood, CO, Front Range Stone has expanded its level of technology over the past few years — in terms of equipment as well as job templating and programming


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Quarry growth continues in North Carolina

Rock of Ages has stepped up its development of its Gardenia White and Salisbury Pink quarry sites in North Carolina, and the result is more efficient quarrying methods and a higher quality block yield


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Brazil fair to showcase an industry on the rise

The Vitoria Stone Fair will showcase the latest Brazilian materials and finishes within the world marketplace.
After several difficult years, exports of Brazilian stone production are on the rise again, and the full spectrum of Brazil’s stone offerings will be on display at the Vitória Stone Fair from February 26 to March 1


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Elegant stonework defines Brazilian mall

Boulevard Shopping in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo brings growth to the Brazilian construction market.
At Boulevard Shopping in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil, a range of domestic stone materials were used to bring both outdoor and indoor spaces to a new level of stylishness


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U.S. fabricators say they are planning major equipment purchases, but do they mean it?

Each year, at the beginning of December, I receive the results of the annual "Fabricator Market Forecast"


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Thank you, Gary!

Head of Marble Institute of America retires
With the close of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas this month, the stone industry loses a valuable resource with the retirement of Gary Distelhorst, who has served as head of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) for more than a decade


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Continuing a legacy of stone in San Diego

As owner of Minicci Stone in San Diego, CA, Paul Hyde is the fourth generation of his family to work in the stone trade


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Fabricators calling for growth in 2013

After several difficult years, two-thirds of stone fabricators are expecting business to increase in 2013, and half of them are planning to invest in equipment this year


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Art Deco style captured in stone

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV, was built to have a timeless appeal, and it features a full spectrum of stonework inside and out


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Stone suppliers and architects pairing up to do great things

As many of us lament the lack of emphasis on craftsmanship in the stone industry, I would like to report on some very cool collaborations between stoneworking professionals and architects that I have witnessed over the past few months


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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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