Stone Column

Monthly commentary on industry issues and trends.

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2015 Looks Bright for Fabricators

Now that the holidays are over and the New Year has begun, it is time for us to get back to business.


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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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2015 January

Check out the January 2015 issue of Stone World, which features its annual Stone World Fabricator Market Forecast

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2015 Winter

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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