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INDEX: December 2014

This month we feature The Marble Doctor, a restoration company based out of Chantilly, Virginia. We present a report on the 2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, an endeavor that we have supported for the past seven years, and is a web-based service that many fabricators have tried and found a marked improvement in turning visitors to their website into customers. As 2014 winds to a close, I would like to thank all the Slippery Rock staff, contributors, readers, and advertisers for their support as we conclude 2 decades of publication.

Send your letters and comments to If your shop is doing something interesting – tell us about it.  Your company could be the focus of a Slippery Rock profile next year. Have a very prosperous 2015!
Larry Hood, Editor.

December 2014 Issue Articles

Focus on Restoration: The Marble Doctor VA, LLC, by Peter J. Marcucci 

The Gift that Kept on Giving 

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert

James Woelfel Newly Elected NTCA President 

Little Things, by Aaron Crowley

David Allen Company Donates Six Loads of Flooring

CYA- Cover Your Assets, by Sharon Koehler 

Moraware Sponsors StoneTalk

Stepping Up, by Ben Cole

First Impressions Do Count, by Jodi Wallace

International Stoneworks Launches Stone Care and Maintenance App

The Wolf and the Coyote, by Richard Pierce Thomas

Bellavita’s Frost Tile Collection Adds an Aura of Sophistication to Any Project 

Bigfoot in the Park

Ten Worst Gifts to Buy a Woman 

It Takes a Thief 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Top Ten Signs You May Be Getting Sick of the Holidays 

Buck’s Belief, by Sam Venable

Sports Quote of the Month

Restoration & Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell 

Memo: r.e. North Pole Staffing 

Very Crabby Cargo

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey 

Perry Mason a Criminal?

What in Tarnation is Going On? 

The NKBA Announces 2015 30 Under 30 Award Recipients

The Hairy Men Go Global, by Sarah Rohr 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

FireUps Helps Granite Shops Turn Website Visits into Paying Customers, by Joel Davis

2014 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, by Peter J. Marcucci 


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