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Industry Spotlight

Taking Braxton-Bragg to the Next Level, by Shannon Carey  

Brimfield Granite & Marble, by Michele Farry    

Training and Education* Sponsored by Braxton-Bragg

This Means What?  by Sharon Koehler  

MIA+BSI Presents Free Education Programs at TISE 2018  

Caesarstone’s Brian Brutting Offers Up-to-Date Training for Fabricators and Installers, by Peter Marcucci   

Telling is Not Teaching,  by Aaron Crowley  

Notable Quotes 

Industry Topics and Tips

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston    

Setting Stone Veneer is NOT the Same as Setting Countertops, by Mark McMunn  

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell  

Changing Times,  by Sharon Koehler  

Five Focal Point-Worthy Fireplaces in Marble, Granite and Soapstone, by Steven Schrenk

That’s a Gneiss Stone You’ve Got There! by Karin Kirk  

Stone Industry News

Cutting Edge Countertops Celebrates Groundbreaking for Facility Expansion  

Michels Sells Michels Stone Assets, Remains in Aggregates and Granite Industries

Park Industries Californian Event at Arizona Tile a Success    

Bonstone Announces New Glacier Colors    

MIA+BSI Announces Results of Merger Vote   

Digital Stoneworking Expo    

The Lighter Side

Sing “Auld Lang Syne” and Commence Firing! by Sam Venable 

Blue Light Special

The Funny Page 

This is Not the Maserati You’re looking For 

Polly Want a Sedative?

Just Sayin’ 

Peppered Out

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