Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Fabricator Case Study: Continued expansion for Northwest fabricator

July 1, 2006
Fine Line Pacific of Western Washington recently relocated to an 110,000-square-foot facility in Kent, WA, which houses state-of-the-art equipment from CMS North America/Brembana, and it marked the occasion with a Grand Opening celebration
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Fabricator Case Study: Managing a disciplined work crew

July 1, 2006
While Lake Cumberland Marble & Granite of Somerset, KY, is still new to the stone industry, founder Doug Day has almost three decades of experience behind him
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Slate in Architecture: Slate blends corporate facility into neighborhood

June 8, 2006
Three varieties of slate were added to the facade of the AT&T Switching Facility in Walnut Creek, CA, to update its look to match the rest of the community
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Slate in Architecture: Civic project design relies on slate

June 1, 2006
Black slate was recently added to the Thief River Falls Joint Operations Center in Thief River Falls, MN, to provide a high-quality finish and sense of durability
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Slate in Architecture: Slate provides a feeling of comfort for medical center

June 1, 2006
Brazilian Multicolor slate is featured as flooring and as a border throughout the OSF St. Joseph's Center for Advanced Medicine in Bloomington, IL
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Virginia fabricator continues to thrive

May 1, 2006
With a facility comprising 26,000 square feet, Superior Marble & Stone Inc. of Portsmouth, VA, is capable of producing about 20 kitchens a week
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Serving the High Desert area of Southern California

May 1, 2006
New West Tile of Hesperia, CA, is now entering its 13th year in production, and it is continually expanding to cover larger territories in Southern California
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Cascading waterfall enhances residential development

May 1, 2006
A cascading waterfall feature comprised of stone from Pennsylvania highlights the entrance of a high-end residential development of Edinburgh in Chesapeake, VA
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Fabricator Case Study: Succeeding with a CNC workhorse

April 4, 2006
What started out as a hobby for Bob Opsal eventually led to his current career as a stone fabricator and owner of Ancient Stone located in Brentwood in Northern California. Utilizing a CNC machine, the company averages eight kitchens a week, and handles all aspects of natural stone fabrication, including flooring, countertops and full shower enclosures.
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Institutional Architecture: Historic campus is linked with stone

April 3, 2006
The Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, VT, encompasses a total of 950,000 square feet, and includes new construction as well as older, renovated buildings that date back to the 1800s. The idea behind the venture - dubbed the Renaissance Project - was to build a new Ambulatory Care Center and joint Education and Conference Center with the University of Vermont to bring together patient care, education and research. The long panoramic views of the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains provided an opportunity to establish a strong visual relationship with the natural environment, and natural stone serves as a common thread for both new construction and renovations efforts.
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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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