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Special Features In This Issue...


Julie Warren Conn Explores the Power of Expression in Stone, by Peter J. Marcucci

Cochise Marble – A Surprise in the Arizona Desert, by Karin Kirk

Training, Safety and Education

Non-Traditional Ways to Grow Your Countertop Shop in 2023, by Stephen Alberts

Planning for Success, by Ed Young

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: December 2022 – January 2023

How Do You Get Your 101st Train? by Rick Phelps

Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns

I Hate SPAM Texts! by Sharon Koehler

The Stone Detective – Solves the Case of ‘That’s Too Much!’ by Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Industry News

ActionFlow Announces 2023 Profits and Peace Retreat,  by Grace Hunt

Weha Offers New Galvanized Work Table

NSI Publishes First Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration and Health Product Declarations for Natural Stone

Martin Howard Receives NTCA Ring of Honor

Natural Stone Institute Completes 45th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Three Companies Join Natural Stone Foundation Leadership Society

New Products from Arizona Tile

The Lighter Side

Notable Quotes for December

We Wish You and Yours a Merry Summer Vacation, by Sam Venable

The Funny Pages, Featuring Cartoons by Mark Anderson

Man Bites Dog – Yes, Really

A Little Post-Ian Miracle

Mission: Just Nope

Tragedy in Tampa


Contributors & Staff

  Rick Stimac 


  Larry M. Hood

Editor and Design Director  

  G. William Brown

Graphic Designer  

  Gina Covell

Advertising Sales and Social Media Maven  

  Stephen Alberts 

Countertop Marketing Co.  

  Mark Anderson

Department of Humor  

  Ed Hill

Synchronous Solutions  

  Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Forensics Investigations  

  Grace Hunt


  Karin Kirk


  Sharon Koehler 

Stone Industry Consultant  

  Rufus B. Leakin 

Guru of Urban Folklore  

  Peter J. Marcucci 

Special Contributor  

  Mickey Gault

Stone App  

  Bob Murrell

Restoration Consultant  

  Rick Phelps

ActionCoach, Synchronous Solutions   

  Ed Young 

Fabricator’s Business Coach   

  Sam Venable

Department of Irony   

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