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The Voice Of The Stone Fabricator

Special Feature in this Issue

The Rockheads Group– Moving Fabrication Forward, by Peter Marcucci

  Training, Safety and Education           

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: October to December 2023

The Power of Sales Follow-Up, by Ed Young

Seven Strategies We’ve Used to Amplify a Sales Team’s Performance, by Justin Shaw

NTCA Joins with More Than 500 Organizations to Help Build Tomorrow’s Workforce

Taking Care of the Future, by Rick Phelps

Top Ten Marketing Tips for Countertop Shops, by Stephen Alberts

2023-2024 NTCA Reference Manual is Now Available

  Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns    

Reviews Are Here to Stay, So Get Onboard, by Sharon Koehler

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner –Honed Marble and Limestone Countertops, by Bob Murrell

The Stone Detective and the Case of the Three Definitions of Granite, by Frederick M. Hueston

  Industry News                                  

BB Industries Honored as a 2023 Top Workplace

NSI Announces New Natural Stone Catalog

Mark Saxe Receives New Mexico’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, by Roger Murphy

Natural Stone Institute Completes Two Homes with Gary Sinise Foundation

Durat Publishes Environmental Product Declaration for Solid Surface

The Lighter Side 

Notable Quotes

I Think that I Shall Never See a Ghost as Scary as a Tree, by Sam Venable

Cartoons by Mark Anderson

Let it Flow Like a River

If It Doesn’t Kill Ya…

Just in Time for Halloween

Contributors & Staff

  Rick Stimac 


  Larry M. Hood

Editor and Design Director  

  G. William Brown

Graphic Designer  

  Stephen Alberts 

Countertop Marketing Co.  

  Mark Anderson

Department of Humor  

  Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Forensics Investigations  

  Sharon Koehler

Stone Industry Consultant   

  Rufus B. Leakin

Guru of Urban Folklore    

  Peter Marcucci

Special Contributor   

  Roger Murphy  

Guest Contributor   

  Bob Murrell

Restoration Consultant  

  Rick Phelps

Synchronous Solutions  

  Justin Shaw

Stone Fabricator Elite  

  Ed Young

Fabricator’s Business Coach  

  Sam Venable

Department of Irony  


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