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INDEX: March 2015

Our stories this month interrelated in a number ways, and presented to follow the  theme that the Stone Industry serves a growing– and increasingly better educated – customer base. This month we also present Part 1 of our coverage of the Pinnacle Awards, and report on equipment and software innovations launched at the recent StonExpo and World of Concrete events held earlier this year. A number of our special contributors ponder the issues that affect businesses large and small: How to find your niche, how to educate customers about stone products and your offerings, and in general, how to create or raise brand awareness for your shop. Enjoy this issue– it also includes more humor to entertain, you, as well as educate.  Larry Hood - Editor

March 2015 Issue Articles

Rethinking Tooling to Strengthen Profits, by Peter J. Marcucci

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert 

Robo Clerk 

Quote of the Month 

Find Your Niche, by Sharon Koehler

Countertops 101, by Jodi Wallace 

WerkMaster Launches Jobsite Calculator at WOC 2015

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Just Plane Luck 

2014 MIA Pinnacle Awards (Part 1 of 2) 

Super Bowl Commercial, by Aaron J. Crowley

WerkMaster Shines on High Profile Project 

A Toast to the Irish 

A Must for a ’Stache 

Her Tweeting Got a Beating

The International Surface Event East 2015 Announces New Dates and Move to Orlando

Business Advice of the Month 

MIA Member Marco Duran Named Stone World’s 2014 “Fabricator of the Year”

A Little Irish Humor (Part I) 

Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell 

A Personal Police Escort

2014 MIA Accreditation Class Honored

What This Country Needs, by Sam Venable 

Sports Quote of the Month 

Never Underestimate the Potential of Johnny 

Omni Cubed Pro-Lift Automatic: Making a Difference for Fabricators and Installers 

A Little Irish Humor (Part II) 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds 

The Joke’s On You, by Phil Ryder

Fast Cash 

A Guy Drives Into a Bar…

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey 

Hueston Announces New Historical Restoration and Preservation Seminar

…And Stay Out!

Tennessee Moonshine 


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