Stone Column

Monthly commentary on industry issues and trends.

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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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The story behind the quarry

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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An Educational Success from stone quarries

In June, I had the opportunity to join a group of architects on a journey to the two largest stone quarrying and processing hubs in Portugal


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Setting a new standard for stone

In recent years, the green building movement has picked up speed.


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The importance of shop safety

As most of our readers know, in our May issue of Stone World, we published a photo in a Fabricator Case Study that wasn’t up to code.


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A busy start to 2014

It is hard to believe that the first half of 2014 is already past us.


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Good vibes continue to spread

Last month, I was invited to join the Stone Fabricator’s Alliance on a tour of Italy — visiting machinery and tool manufacturers as well as stone quarriers and suppliers.


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Keeping the spirit alive

It is with a heavy heart that I take the helm of Stone World and write my first Stone Column.


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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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November 2014 Stone Products Gallery

Check out the November Stone World image gallery!

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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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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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