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Special Focus on the Industry

Alpha Countertops and the Quest for Shop Automation, by Peter Marcucci

Rugo Stone Receives 2020 Grande Pinnacle Award

A New Discovery Reveals World-Class Granite in Minnesota: Superior Northern,  by Karin Kirk

Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement

Training, Safety and Education         Sponsored by BBI Academy

Seven Safety Tips to Protect Workers in the Summer Heat

The Difference Between a Good Idea and a Great Idea,  by Ed Young

Complacency,  by Ed Hill

Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns

Psychological Contract Breach, by Cheryl A. Moore

Smile,  by Sharon Koehler

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Stone and Tile Industry News

BB Industries Supports and Celebrates Industry Partnerships

Raising Awareness for Colin Hurt and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

MSI Introduces Two New Q Premium Natural Quartz Marble Looks

Coverings Announces 2021 Rock Stars Winners

Natural Stone Institute Completes 36th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

NTCA Announces Russian Version of Trowel and Error Video

2020 CEU Educator of the Year Awarded to Stone Panels International LLC

Brie Pfannenbecker Receives 2021 Women in Stone Pioneer Award

Natural Stone Institute Announces Quarry Advocacy Group Steering Committee

Katie Jensen Receives 2020 Person of the Year Award

The Lighter Side

Notable Quotes

It Doesn’t Take a Lot to Impress Us Hillbilly Goobers, by Sam Venable

’Toons by Anderson, by Mark Anderson


Time for a Career Change

Like a Rollin’ Stone: Bob Dylan Album Returned 48 Years Late

Wally’s Water Taxi


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