In an age where many Americans idolize professional sports figures, who make millions of dollars to play a game, some of the real “heroes” can often be overlooked. This is especially true of some of the men and women in the Armed Forces - both here at home and abroad.
By now, a lot of you know that I am not at all ashamed to share my “screw-ups” and mistakes with the readers of Stone World Magazine. This also transcends to the attendees of Stone World’s Stone Fabrication Workshops, which take place throughout the year across the U.S. (www.stoneworld.com/fabworkshops). Mistakes can occur because a fabricator is improperly prepared and informed, or because they have simply made the wrong choice. However, all mistakes are opportunities to learn from. As the saying goes, “If we don’t learn from it, we are bound to repeat it.”
I recently had the opportunity to go out on a rather unique project inspection, with some totally unexpected scenario conditions that I just had to share with everyone. Hopefully, for the majority of our readers, this has not happened to you, but I’m sure that a few of my fellow fabricators will shake your heads in agreement.
In the December 2016 issue, we look at some highlights of the Marmo+Mac 2016, and the new renovations of the Freemasons' Hall in London, England. We also present some new products, technology updates, machine of the month, and stone of the month.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.