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INDEX: August 2014

This issue we present Steve Anneker’s techniques in natural stone and quartz refinishing, which has our personal endorsement as the most effective, easiest to use professional polishing and scratch removal system available to the stone industry. With the Hopkins County Jail story, we present a first for the Slippery Rock: reporting on an innovative use of industry training used to help guys turn their lives around. Please do not miss our tribute to Tennessee Treasure Julie Warren Conn, University of Tennessee grad and internationally recognized stone sculptor, whose work was already legendary when I passed through the sculpture program on my way to a BFA in Communication Design, in 1982. We always strive to present the best advice we can, direct from the experiences of your colleagues in the industry, and are pleased to present two new writers presenting advice on successful strategies they have applied within their own shops. I hope you enjoy our collection of wit and wisdom, and as always, if your shop is doing something interesting – we would like to hear about it.

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Larry Hood - Editor

August 2014 Issue Articles

Steve’s Polishing Pro Systems, by Peter J. Marcucci 

WerkMaster Training at the Hopkins County Jail, by Joel Davis

NTCA Recognizes Industry Leaders at Second Annual Awards Ceremony During Coverings 2014

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Upcoming Training Opportunities at Braxton-Bragg  

Todd Chapman Joins the Sales Team at Braxton-Bragg 

Quote of the Month 

Fry It—You’ll Like It, by Sam Venable

MIA Safety Committee Leadership Change Announced

Sports Quote of the Month

Radical Retail Sales System, by Aaron J. Crowley   

Get That Customer, by Sharon Koehler  

The Artfully Pink House of Liberty and Justice, by Sarah Rohr 

Kevin McElroy Appointed to President and Chief Executive Officer of Nuheat   

A Proposal for the Record  

Bosch “Wireless Charging System” for Professionals   

Arrested Developments  

The “Husband Edge”  

MIA Board of Directors Nominations – 2014 Call for Candidates  

Did You Know...   

The International Surface Event Gears Up for East Coast Trade Show  

MIA Women in Stone Group Hosting Connection Conference at StonExpo East 

The Music Man  

Just Kidding Around  

Restoration & Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell  

New Sustainability Standards Announced for Natural Stone  

Anchors Aweigh  

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey   

The Slippery Rock Classifieds   

Record Attendance Anticipated at The International Surface Event 2015  

Metabo Introduces a New Line of Heavy Duty, Dustless Concrete Grinders  

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, Ph.D   

Action Cures All Fear, by Richard Pierce Thomas  

Arley’s 12th Annual Golf Classic and Tile & Stone Expo, Focused, Fun and Totally Professional  

Tennessee Treasure Julie Warren Conn, Sculptor of Stone, by Joel Davis  


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