Alex Bachrach

Alex Bachrach

Alex Bachrach is publisher of Stone World magazine.

ARTICLES

30 year history of Stone World magazine

Through the decades, Stone World has continually evolved to bring its readers an insightful and informative publication for stone industry professionals
With this issue, we celebrate 30 years of publishing Stone World and covering the international stone industry.


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Should Associations Unite

Recently, talks have begun between the Marble Institute (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) to explore the idea of merging their associations.


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Large turnout at Xiamen Stone Fair 2014

Exhibitors and attendees from around the world gathered in Xiamen, China, for the international stone show, which attracted more than 140,000 visitors
For the last several years, people have been talking about the growth of the Xiamen Stone Fair, held annually in Xiamen, China


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Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America receives good results

The vibe felt throughout the Vitória Stone Fair/Marmomacc Latin America exhibition — held this past February in Vitória, Brazil — indicates positive signs of recovery for the stone industry
In Vitória, Brazil, this year, Stone World attended the annual stone industry gathering in one of the most important stone-producing countries in the world.


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Encouraging signs in Brazil and China

The last month has certainly been a busy one. At the end of January, most of the industry headed to Las Vegas for StonExpo and Surfaces (now part of the larger exhibition referred to as the International Surfaces Event).


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Remembering Michael Reis

Oh man, where do I start? For any of you who haven’t heard, our editor for the last 19 years, and my co-worker for the last 21, Michael Reis, passed away on February 7th.


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What's lurking in our Industry?

When I opened up my paper of choice, The New York Times, two weeks ago, I saw a headline in the Home Section entitled, “What’s Lurking in Your Countertop?” By now, we all probably know much of what happened as a result of this article. Subsequently, other major news outlets - including radio and network television - have picked up the story. On YouTube, videos appeared showing people holding a Geiger counter against a granite slab - dramatic scenes with jumping needles and lots of noise indicating that something is seriously awry. Stone distributors and fabricators started receiving way too many calls from concerned homeowners - some hysterical; some reasonable but worried.

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Stonetech 2007 Beijing continues to grow

China’s largest annual stone exhibition, Stonetech, was held at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from March 4 to 7. Stonetech’s location alternates each year between Beijing and Shanghai, and this year’s event drew a solid crowd, especially considering the timing of the event, taking place immediately prior to the Xiamen Stone Fair. The number of exhibitors at this year’s event was higher than the last Stonetech held in Beijing, which necessitated the addition of one new pavilion that was mainly added to accommodate Chinese equipment manufacturers.
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Stone Column: Natural Stone Council maps out its three-year plan

I have been on many boards and committees during my years at Stone World, and while they have all been important, and I feel like we achieved some worthwhile goals, no group has the potential to do as much good for the stone industry as the Natural Stone Council (NSC).
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Report from Europe: State-of-the-art limestone facility rises in France

A new limestone fabrication plant - Atelier Pierre De Bourgogne - has been established in the famed limestone-quarrying region of Burgundy, France
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Stone World December 2014

2014 December

Check out Stone World's last issue of the year, which includes a recap of TISE East and Marmomacc.

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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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