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INDEX: April 2014

This month we feature a behind-the-scenes look at an ongoing effort to restore a Minnesotan landmark: the century-old State Capitol building. One of the central contractors in this massive effort is Mark 1 Restoration. We also present the MIA Pinnacle Awards, a special interview with new MIA President Tony Malisani, and the winning projects from 2014 NKBA Design Contest. Our review of 2014 design trends, an interview with Maine artist Kazumi Hoshina,  and WerkMaster’s Gordon Siddall round up our special features this month. I hope you enjoy the wit, wisdom, advice and industry selected to entertain and educate. Send your letters and comments to For all of our readers who responded to Dr. Fred’s mystery diagnosis – Thanks for your participation – L.H. - Editor

April 2014 Issue Articles

Restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol Building, by Peter J. Marcucci 

Spotlight on Broadway at Times Square by Creative Edge Master Shop 

In Hog Heaven

Michael We Hardly Knew Ye- A Tribute for Michael Reis, by Peter J. Marcucci

Fire in the Hole

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Bonstone Materials Introduces Touchstone Glacier for Marble 

Self-Guided Stone Inspection Seminar Now Available from Stone Forensics

Free MIA Human Resources Toolkit to Members Online

Those Were the Days 

Burglar Baffled by Billy Bass 

Marble Institute Elects New Officers and Directors for 2014

The 2014 International Surface Event Proves to be Strongest in Recent History

Bellavita Tile Delivers Dolomite Design of Natural Marble with Glass Mosaics 

Mama Mia! 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD  

Mechanical Error 

Necklaces? What Necklaces? 

Pillars of the Industry: An Interview with Tony Malisani, by Peter J. Marcucci

One-Legged Strategy Rarely Works, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

The Kitchen Sink: Material and Design Trends in 2014, by Stacy B. Williams 

A Tale of Two Signs, by Aaron J. Crowley

Quote for Spring 

Restoration & Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell 

Sports Quote of the Month 

Southeast Missouri State University and Fox Valley Technical College Approved as NKBA Accredited Program Providers 

This is My Message in a Bottle

Armed, Lunged, & Dangerous 

NTCA Offers $175,000 of Free Membership Opportunities and Travel Incentives to Workshop Attendees 

Scents of the Season, by Sam Venable 

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2014 Design Competition Winners

Hanging Ten at Three 

Mediterranea Adds Two New Colors to Forum Series 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

LG Hausys HI-MACS® is “Stirring Up” the Fuorisalone in Milan with Colors by Karim Rashid

A Real Goodwill 

Crayola Glass Tile Collection Ideal for Pool Installations

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey

2013 MIA Pinnacle Awards, Part 1 of 2

Nuheat Launches North America’s First WiFi Floor Heating Thermostat

Quote of the Month 

Bellavita Tile Introduces “Stix” Classic Solid Color Glass Mosaics 

Good Things Are Coming, by Joel Davis

Profiles in Sculpture: An Afternoon with Artist Kazumi Hoshino



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