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INDEX: November 2013

This month we offer a wide variety of special features: Joel interviews Jeremy Werthan, of Werthan Granite, Stacy presents the work of Paloma Pewter, Jennifer reports on an ongoing restoration job in a Washington D.C. Franciscan Monastery by The Marble Doctor, and Pete presents the next chapter in our series Stones of the World, with The Inspiring Stones of Italy. Enjoy our helpful advice and commentary, penned by folks in the stone industry, consultants and recognized experts in their craft – just like many of our readers. Send your letters and comments to If your shop is doing something interesting–we want to tell your story.L.H

November 2013 Issue Articles

Werthan Granite: Solid Quality, by Joel Davis 

In “Hot” Pursuit  

WerkMaster is Expanding to Meet Growing Global Demand 

From the Publisher’s Pen: Making Public Sinks More Accessible

Letters to the Editor: Stone for Restoration Job Identified

Concrete Decor 2014 Announces Call for Trainers/Speakers 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Thanksgiving Quote of the Month  

SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo Launch New Websites for 2014 Shows

MIA Adds Worksite Benefits Insurance Program with Intersect Partnership 

Your Age According to Home Depot 

A “Skully” X-File

Giving Advice, by Ida Mae Nowes 

NSC Joins the CISC to Work for a Practical OSHA Silica Rule

ISFA and IWF to Provide Countertops Pavilion

Ring Bearer with Whoopee Cushion

That’s One Hot Property  

A Franciscan Monastery, a Marble Doctor, and Fate, by Jennifer Holder

Family Gator Hunt Proposal


The Varmint County Chronicles, by “Boomer” Winfrey 

Things Real Southerners Never Say

The Green Arrow Gang

The Accidental Entrepreneur, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

Giving Thanks All Around, by Sam Venable

Sports Quote of the Month 

Forget About It! 

C’Mon, Turkey… Make My Day 

Mediterranea Achieves Green SquaredSM Certification  

Straight Talk on Tool Care, by D.S. Slocum  

When Life Resembles a Sit-Com  

The Polished Perspective: Sealing 101, by Tom McNall 

Increase Your Profit Without Changing Your Prices, by Aaron J. Crowley

The Slippery Rock Classifieds

Thanksgiving Day Jokes

Paloma Pewter Tiles and Accent Trim, by Stacy B. Williams 

Stones of the World: The Inspiring Stones of Italy, by Peter J. Marcucci 

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