Industry Insights

Candid observations on activity within the stone industry.

ARTICLES

Setting a new standard for stone

July 8, 2014

In recent years, the green building movement has picked up speed. What many might have thought was just a trend at the time, has proven that it is now a way of thinking - and designing.


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Learning from each other

June 25, 2014

The last few weeks I have been busy traveling. One of my stops was to the MIA/Stone World Stone Summit in Dulles, VA, which was hosted by MS International at its showroom/ warehouse facility. 


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A lesson learned

June 4, 2014
Since the May issue of Stone World was published, there has been quite a stir among members of the stone industry, and as well there should be.


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Thinking outside the box

May 19, 2014
Earlier this week I was in New York City for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which is held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.


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Observations from the field

May 5, 2014
I just returned from Coverings, and while the show certainly kept me busy, I heard mixed reactions when speaking to those who exhibited.


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2014 continues to show positive signs

April 21, 2014
The last few weeks have been busy here at Stone World, and it doesn't look like things will slow down until after Coverings.


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A successful road trip

April 7, 2014
Last week I joined the Stone Fabricator's Alliance (SFA) on its tour of Italy.


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Encouraging signs in Brazil and China

March 10, 2014
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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An industry united

March 4, 2014
As I write this, it has been less than a month since we all lost our friend, Mike Reis.


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Fabricators aren't just "looking" anymore; they're looking to buy

January 8, 2014
When I was back at my desk after the holidays, one of the first calls I received was from a fabricator that I've gotten to truly know and respect over the years.


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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 July 2014 cover

July 2014

Check out the latest issue of Stone World, which includes a review of the 2014 Coverings conference.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Summer 2014 cover

2014 Summer

Check out articles about the Windy Creek Casino renovation,the El Alear Condominium complex in San Pedro Garza Garcia, and a Coverings product review.

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How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

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2014 Stone World Stone Guide

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Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out stoneindustryeducation.com to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.

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