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INDEX: March 2014

This month our cover story features CCS Stone, Inc. which has earned a top-notch reputation over the past 50 years, with locations servicing the greater metro New York/ New Jersey area. We also spotlight international artist Eino Romppanen, and present several updates on upcoming education programs, from the innovative, new MIA Chapters concept, to the upcoming Coverings trade conference, and a new Tile Design course offered by the University of Nevada, School of Architecture, Las Vegas campus.  Send your letters and comments to If your shop is doing something interesting - we want to know! L.H. - Editor

March 2014 Issue Articles

CCS Stone, Inc: Innovation, Technology and Glassos®, by Peter J. Marcucci

Got Beer?  

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Quote of the Month

25 Years of Grand Entrances

MIA Chapters: Bringing Education to the Stone Industry on a Local Level 

A Public Service

In Memory of Michael Reis

Coverings 2014 Conference Program Revealed 

Pro-Lite™ Matting: Anti-Fatigue Mats that Work

Proper Natural Stone Selection and Applied Engineering, by Bob Murrell 

Success is a Mindset, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

MIA Launches New Online CEU Class 

Lost and Found 

Para-Abnormal Activity

New Arriscraft Thin-Clad Comprehensive Brochure  

The Facebook Fugitive 

Raffle Ticket Wins a Picasso 

Coverings and University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture Develop Tile Design Course 

Driving Offensively 

Game Change, by Aaron J. Crowley

Grotto Mural Features Waterjet Cut Birds of Paradise, by Jim Belilove 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

The Banana-Eating Bandit

This, Bud, Is for You 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey 

Eggstra! Eggstra!, by Sam Venable 

Sports Quote of the Month 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

House for Sale, Slightly Haunted 

Profiles in Sculpture: Eino Romppanen, by Peter J. Marcucci   

Squeaky-Clean Cocktails 

The Ides of March 



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