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INDEX: October 2014

This month we feature Keith’s Quality Marble and Granite, a stone company serving the Daytona Beach, Florida area market. They offer custom kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, custom tiled flooring, and even showers or tubs. We also present a new product review of the Bumper Cushion, the revised MIA App Stones of North America, and background profiles of Bulletproof Apron and Stone Sleeves™ inventor Aaron Crowley and our maintenance and restoration expert Bob Murrell. If your shop is doing something interesting- we want to know! 

Please address your letters and comments to If your stone shop is doing something interesting – we want to tell your story! 

Larry Hood - Editor

October 2014 Issue Articles

Keith’s Quality Marble and Granite, by Joel Davis

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Quote of the Month 

The Not-So-Bullet-Proof Plan  

Judging a Book by Its Cover, by Jodi Wallace 

The Bumper Cushion: New Invention from Fabricators for Fabricators, by Joel Davis 

MIA to Host Accreditation Immersion Course at TISE East  

Make No Bones About It 

Phone, Home 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD  

Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Backsplash? Did Someone Say Backsplash? by Sharon Koehler

2015 MIA Quarry Calendar Available October 2014

Rushing the Season, by Sam Venable

Python-Powered Pickup  

Rubenstein’s Donates Flooring to Support Habitat for Humanity and Other Community Improvement Organizations 

ISO Delegates Meet at TCNA Headquarters and Clemson University

Your Tax Dollars at Work 

A Halloween Hodgepodge 

Natural Quartzites 101, by Ben Cole 

Museum Gets Credentials Booted After Selling Ancient Statue 

Bacon Gets a Bad Rap 

Marble Institute of America Launches Midwest Chapter 

Call it Late, or Call it Fate 

Aaron Crowley: Innovator and Re-Inventor, by Sarah Rohr

How a Ceramic Tile Quilt Became a Cherished Icon at the Iowa Sate Fair 

NSC Releases Informational Video on Sustainable Production 

Restoration and Maintenance Corner- My Life in the Stone Industry, by Bob Murrell 

Don’t Mess with Cops and Doughnuts 

It’s Just a Spud, Bud 

Turning Potholes into Art 

Poetic Justice 

Brilliant Reviews for Bellavita Glass Tile Production 

Stone Forensics Offers January 2015 Certified Stone Inspector Seminar 

Hook, Line, and Winchester 

Call to Duty Delayed 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

Know Who Has Your Back, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

Bellavita Tile Introduces the Pisces Collection  

Just Winging It 

Stones of North America Version 3 App Adds New Stones and Companion Website 

That Old Devil Moon 

Where’s the Beef? 

Gems Along the Highway, by Peter Marcucci 


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