About The Slippery Rock Gazette

The Slippery Rock has become the most widely read stone trades newspaper in the United States, mailed directly to businesses and individuals working in the stone and associated trades.

For advertising rates, contact Larry Hood at 865-293-0231, , or fax your request to 800-915-5501. Explore our website for more information, and to view and download back issues of the Slippery Rock Gazette®.

Please fax subscription requests and address changes to attn: Larry Hood, 800-915-5501 or email address updates to

Please note that our 2014 Advertising Guidelines are available online by clicking here (PDF format, 533k filesize).


Rich Hassert Publisher
Larry M. Hood Editor/Design Director
G. William Brown Graphic Designer
Steve Bussell Technical Advisor
Aaron J. Crowley Stone Industry Consultant
Joel Davis Special Correspondent
Jennifer Holder Feature Contributor
Frederick M. Hueston Stone Care Consultant
Carmen Ghia Foreign Desk
Rufus Leakin Guru of Folklore
Peter J. Marcucci Special Contributor
Anne Tenna Human Resources Dept.
Richard Pierce Thomas Leadership and Small Business Consultant
Sam Venable Special Contributor
Stacy Williams Special Contributor
Boomer Winfrey Varmint County Correspondent