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INDEX: July 2014

This month the Slippery Rock presents the creative side of stone. We feature three companies that represent three different aspects of specialization within the stone business, but are alike in their dedication to high-quality work and being very creative, each in their own way. The Marine Engineer Monument crafted by William Stone and Tile, the stunning stone mosaics and backsplashes by Emily Tholberg, and the old school masonry products from Stone Creations offer inspiration to all craftsmen in the stone industry. We also present a lot of thoughtful advice this month, from a great explanation of powdered and captured diamond abrasive, to recommendations on how to deal with burnout. I hope you enjoy our collection of wit, wisdom and industry news offered this month, and as always, if your shop is doing something interesting – we would like to hear about it. 

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Larry Hood - Editor

July 2014 Issue Articles

Braxton-Bragg Announces Launch of iPad App  

Marine Corps Engineer Memorial Dedicated at National Museum of the Marine Corps, by Peter J. Marcucci

Success by Design: Stone Mosaic and Mural Artist Emily Tholberg, by Peter J. Marcucci

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Upcoming Training Opportunities at Braxton-Bragg

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Coverings 2014 Exhibitors Wow Attendees with Innovative Tile Trends

Correction for Pinnacle Award of Merit: Commercial Interior

Quotes for the 4th 

Burned Out?, by Aaron J. Crowley

MIA Hosts First Ever “Women in Stone” Event 

Honest to Goodness 

Meat Department Madness, by Sam Venable 

Sports Quote of the Month 

ISFA Names New Executive Director 

Extreme Street Fishing 

Hidden Marriage Costs 

How to Dial Using Your Chin 

Bellavita Introduces “Rayas” Porcelain Tile with the Look of Ancient Roman Travertine

My Top Ten List for the Ages, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

Introducing Adair® Marble Overlay – A New Thin-Cut Limestone Product from Arriscraft

Restoration & Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell 

Wynnchurch Capital Acquires Indiana Limestone 

Doughnuts Prohibited 

Bellavita Introduces “Weathered Terracotta” Reverie Series 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey 

Siena by Del Conca USA 

Burglar Accessory 

A Financial Cushion 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

Vesuvio by Del Conca USA 

And That’s Just the Half of It 

Stop, Drop and Scroll 

Quarry Tour Takes Industry to Elberton and Tate, Georgia 

Arizona Tile Offers Eco-Friendly Option with Curava Glass from Italy 

Stone Creations, by Peter J. Marcucc



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