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The Voice Of The Stone Fabricator

Special Features In This Issue...

The Ellis Page Company: A Novel Model for a Commercial Fabrication Shop and Workforce,  by Sharon Koehler

FINE STONE™ Alma Art Uncovers the Hidden Stories within Natural Stone

Training, Safety and Education           

Industry Calendar of Events and Training: January 2023 – March 2023

Countertop Shop Marketing Tips from What We’ve Learned in 2022, by Stephen Alberts

Too Smart for Their Own Good, by Rick Phelps

Decisions, Decisions, by Ed Young

Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns

The Stone Detective – Solves the Case of the Missing Sink, by Frederick M. Hueston

Protect Yourself, by Sharon Koehler

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Industry News

The Publisher’s Pen,  by Rick Stimac

New BB Industries Product Catalog

NSI Provides Education at Middle East Stone

3D Cloud by Marxent Granted Kitchen Design Automation Patent

NSI Completes 46th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

NSI Announces New Board Members

New Products from Arizona Tile

NTCA Names Tile Setter Craftsperson of the Year Recipients

New Vacuum Cup From GRABO

U.S. Department of Labor Announces OHSA Training Institute Education Centers

TISE Launches Startup Station for Innovators in 2023

The Lighter Side

Notable quotes

The Slippery Rock Funny Pages, Featuing Sam Venable and Mark Anderson

Fairway Rage

No Moose is Good Moose


So, Sue Me

What in Tarnation Has Happened to Young People Today?  by Sam Venable

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  

  Ed Hill

Synchronous Solutions  

  Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Forensics Investigations  

  Sharon Koehler 

Stone Industry Consultant  

  Rufus B. Leakin 

Guru of Urban Folklore  

  Bob Murrell

Restoration Consultant  

  Rick Phelps

ActionCoach, Synchronous Solutions   

  Ed Young 

Fabricator’s Business Coach   

  Sam Venable

Department of Irony   

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