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DEPARTMENTS: Industry Spotlight

Onsite at Ashfield Stone, by Peter Marcucci

Countertop Giveaway Complements Word-of-Mouth Marketing for NSMotif, 
Shannon Carey

Buying a Waterjet: A Personal Journey, by Mark McMunn

Training and Education Sponsored by Braxton-Bragg Academy

Incentive Payments and Bonus Pay Are Not the Same Thing,  by Ed Hill

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Industry Topics, Tips and Regulars

Not All Good Things Come to an End

The Prime Syndrome, by Sharon Koehler

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston

Working with Dekton® and Super-Hard Materials, by Mark McMunn

Cultivating a Company Culture, by Jessica Sherwood

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Bluestones: Rivers and Deltas Create a Versatile American Sandstone,
by Karin Kirk

Made in America, by Sharon Koehler

Stone and Tile Industry News

Alpha® Introduces ESC-125 Stone Cutter

Alpha® Ergonomic VDP-700 Variable Speed Polisher

Braxton-Bragg Announces New Distribution Partnership with Blick Industries

Ege Seramik Presents Two New Porcelain Tile Collections

Marmomac 2018: Dialogue Between Water and Stone

Laser Products Expands Sales and Marketing Teams in Advance of New Product Launches

Stone Cladding in Half the Time, by Steven Schrenk

A Legend Passes

Natural Stone Institute Completes 15 Homes With Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. Program

Stone Panels International Announces New President, Vice President

The Lighter Side

Notable Quotes

You Take the High Road…

Do You Mind if I Play Through?

Heads? Tails? Where?  by Sam Venable

Summertime Treat Goes Adult

The Funny Page


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