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INDEX: July 2012

This Month we present the stories of several outstanding individuals and companies, including our cover story on Bryant and Edna Washburn, fabricator and inventor Barry Brandt of Stone Pro, Mike Johnson of Elite Stone, and Len Malave of Malave Marble & Granite. The exceptional industry projects reviewed this month–including malave marble & Granite’s incredible residential bathroom–represent projects where words and pictures do not do justice to them. Once again our stalwart reporters bring you the latest industry news, advice and commentary. We welcome our reader’s comments, including rebuttals, providing we may publish your commentary. See our Publisher’s Pen and Letters to the Publisher.

July 2012 Issue Articles

Washburns Celebrate a Life-Long Passion for Stone by Liz McGeachy

From the Publisher’s Pen, by Rich Hassert

MIA Releases 2012 Awards Program Call for Entries

Rare Dunlap Declaration Found

Don’t Blame the Cheese by Ida Mae Nowes

Donald V. Mariutto Memorial

Braxton-Bragg Offering First-Rate Granite Cleaning Solutions with Supreme Surface

The Great Debate: Do Resined Granite Slabs Need To Be Sealed? by Torin Dixon

“White Ice” from Surfaces–An Ultra-Modern Porcelain Tile for the Floors of Tomorrow

Braxton-Bragg Offers New Scarab 5-Head Hand Grinder

Water Jet Manufacturer Jet Edge Introduces ECO-JET Direct Drive Water Jet Pump

Letters to the Publisher

Tile Installer Thin-Set Standards (ITS) Verification Course Offered Online

Independence Day Quote

Artisan Group Holds Its First Ever Industry Showcase During Annual Artisan Group Meeting

Bellavita Tile Inc. Appoints Richard Anderson as Northeast U.S. Regional Sales Manager

Laticrete Sponsors Celtic Trade Show at Yonkers Raceway

Old Dog, New Tricks

Ranger Roving

Working Hard? Going Nowhere Fast? Check the Parking Brake! by Richard Pierce Thomas

MultiCam® Fills Three New Managerial Positions 

Life’s Full of Little Surprises by Carmen Ghia

New L-Brace from InnoTops Gives Installers & Homeowners More Peace of Mind

Don’t Cluck with the Flag

The Polished Perspective by Tom McNall

The Varmint County Chronicles by Boomer Winfrey

Hang On, Stupid by Anne Tenna

Independence Day - a poem by Aaron J. Crowley

I Do Not Like the Cone of Shame by Anne Tenna

How Many States Can You Name?

One, Two, Free, Four

How to Manage Your Marketing Mix by Sean McCool

Don’t Hold Your Breath by Carmen Ghia

Stone Pro Equipment Company Has Been a Stone Industry Standard for 12 Years by Joel Davis

Jet Edge Co-Sponsoring Exporting Seminar July 11

High School High Jinks

Cheers and Jeers

Stone & Image by Peter Marcucci

MIA Staffer Jim Hieb Receives Professional Award

Bald is Beautiful

Your Feet’s Too Big by Rufus Leakin 

Elite Stone Importers Deemed a Glowing Success by Peter Marcucci

Award-Winning Stone Fountain in Office Atrium Built to Last with Laticrete

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