Stone Column

Monthly commentary on industry issues and trends.

ARTICLES

An Educational Success from stone quarries

By Jennifer Adams
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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

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


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The importance of shop safety

By Jennifer Adams
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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

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


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Good vibes continue to spread

By Jennifer Adams
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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

By Jennifer Adams
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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

By Alex Bachrach
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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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Fabricators speak out: Let the good times roll!

By Michael Reis
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For nearly 20 years now, Stone World has been conducting a survey of American stone fabricators, and we reach out to thousands of shops of all sizes throughout the country.


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A symbol of resolve

By Michael Reis
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Earlier this year, on a picture-perfect sunny day in mid-June, my colleague Alex Bachrach and I had the opportunity to visit the quarries at Lyons Sandstone, in Lyons, CO, about an hour outside of Denver.


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Hey OSHA, No more free passes! (please...)

By Michael Reis
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On page 46 of this issue, you will find an article that — in just over 2,000 words — articulates exactly why OSHA is misguided in how it regulates the stone industry.


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Multimedia

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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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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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