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INDEX: June 2014

This month we feature a well-established shop that offers a high quality work and a guaranteed turn-around time – a rare combination in this industry. Not only has StoneWorks, Inc. learned to work efficiently, they take pride in training their crew and providing a top-notch templating and review process to provide the best results for their clients. On the other end of the spectrum, we also present Funky Rock Designs, which takes granite stones in their natural state and turns them into functional, arty objects. We are also pleased to present the third annual Coverings Installation and Design Awards, residential and commercial projects that stretch the boundaries of exceptional work in stone and tile. In our Restoration and Maintenance, you’ll find great informative on what impregnating sealers and color enhancers can and cannot do.  I hope you enjoy the wit, wisdom and industry news offered this month.

Send your letters and comments to If your shop is doing something interesting- we want to know about it.  Larry Hood - Editor

June 2014 Issue Articles

StoneWorks, Inc, by Joel Davis

CTEF Announces 1,000th Certified Installer

American Institute of Architects Annual Trends Survey: Homeowners Spending More on Kitchen and Bath Remodels  

Upcoming Training Opportunities at Braxton-Bragg 

Safety Meetings Toolkit Now Free to MIA Members 

Egg–stra Value Scrap Metal 

Stay Thirsty, My Friends 

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

You Lift Me Higher 

Creative Edge Excels at Producing School & Corporate Logos for a Lasting Impression

A Question About Equipment, by Aaron J. Crowley

Sam Arcot of Rugo Stone Presented with the 2013 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award

Funky Rock Designs Makes Art Out of Rocks, by Stacy B. Williams

The Extinction of Sunburn, by Sam Venable  

Sports Quote of the Month 

Camera Used on Moon Landing Sells for $758,489

A State of Emergencies  

Can’t We Just Get Along? by Richard Pierce Thomas 

Session on “The Essentials of Stone Restoration” Presented at Coverings 2014

Gems Along the Highway: The Tuxedo Park Club, Tuxedo, New York, by Peter J. Marcucci 

Arriscraft Building Stone Offers a Cost-Efficient, 100% Natural Alternative to Quarried Stone

Restoration & Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell 

It Just Gets Better with Age 

Last Things First, by Mark Saxe

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD  

MIA Releases Canadian Stone Safety Manual 

Third Annual CID Awards Recognize Leading Work in Tile and Stone 

Introducing Del Conca Fast– Patented Tile Installation System Needs No Thin-Set or Grout



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