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INDEX: November 2014

Welcome to the November 2014 Issue of the Slippery Rock Gazette. This month we feature a company that been successful with a wide offering of stone products. Stone Spectrum LLC has grown to be a major player in the Indianapolis area, and are proof that quality work and high standards can outlast any recession. We also present two innovative products: the new Cinclips Undermount Sink Support System and the Talon Miter Cut, which that will help your overall productivity in producing mitered tops and aprons. Many of our readers have asked about the quality of stone imported from India. We return to our Stones of the World series, and deliver a report aided by Mahdav Marble and Granite, a very reputable company which has served the world stone market for two decades. Our industry consultants have some very pointed advice and wisdom to impart this month, and note the release of the MIA’s new Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook. 

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Larry Hood - Editor

November 2014 Issue Articles

Stone Spectrum, by Peter J. Marcucci

SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to Share Exhibition Date with IBS and KBIS in 2015 

Rules for Hanging Out, by Ben Cole

M vs. A, by Sharon Koehler 

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Quote of the Month 

Stone Industry Health and Safety Handbook Now Available from the MIA 

“Telling” Isn’t Training, by Aaron Crowley

Mutual Respect, by Jodi Wallace

Humility and Doing the Right Thing, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD

Pyramid Marble and Granite Field Tests New Talon™ Miter Cut Blade, by Joel Davis

Hammerhead Stoneworks Builds a Sacred Circle

Lease or Loan? What You Need to Decide, by William G. Sutton

Braxton-Bragg Introduces the Cinclips Undermount Sink Support System, by Joel Davis

Bellavita Introduces Large Format Glass Mosaics with Canterra

Nonstop from Miami to Washington

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey

Restoration & Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Report on the World Stone Industry Shows Trade in 2013 Was in Excess of 22 Billion Dollars

Don’t Burst the Bratwurst

Laptop, Stovetop, and Dog

Politicians Are Human, Too

Catch Me If You Can

The Getaway Cart

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

Theft and Deprivation 

Fall Forward or Backward?, by Sam Venable 

Sports Quote of the Month 

Judge a Crook by the Cover-Up 

Hey, Who Ordered Anchovies?

Stones of the World: The Majestic Colors of India, by Peter J. Marcucci 


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