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Special Focus on the Industry

From Rock ‘n’ Roll to Rocks, by Peter J. Marcucci

Five Reasons to Use Natural Stone, by Karl Doucas

Training, Safety and Education

Is That Marble or Quartzite?  by Fred Hueston

How Much Time is Left on the Game Clock?  by Ed Young

Throughput Accounting, by Ed Hill

Hot Stuff: High Heat Can Damage Natural Stone, by Karin Kirk

Industry Topics, Tips and Featured Columns

The Stone Detective – The Exploding Granite Case, by Frederick M. Hueston

Stone Restoration and Maintenance Corner, by Bob Murrell

Air and Our Environment, by Sharon Koehler

Manufacturing Impacts: Natural Stone vs. Engineered Quartz, by Stephanie Vierra

U.S. Quartz Tariff Rulings on Appeal, by Emerson Schwartzkopf

Industry News

BBI Launches New Tech Service Support for Inline Machines with Hire of Industry Veteran Ken Bloom

India Stonemart 2022 Postponed

Natural Stone Institute Completes 40th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Evan Cohen Joins Natural Stone Executive Committee

Perlman Group Acquires Vector Tools

2022 Natural Stone Foundation Board

Laser Research Optics Announces CO2 Lenses & Mirrors Designed for Stone-Cutting Lasers

Lapitec Announces Another Silica-Free Surfacing Material

Caesarstone’s Williams, Delta Faucet’s Roberts join NKBA Board

BB Industries Releases 2022 Stone Industry Supply Catalog

The Lighter Side

Notable Quotes

What If He’d Eaten a Sausage Biscuit or Waffles Instead?  by Sam Venable

The Funny Pages, Featuring Cartoons by Mark Anderson

Falling PB-Side Up

How Low Can You Go?

Show Me the Way to Go Home

Was? Das Ist Nicht Mein Auto!

Cali Life Resembles Reality TV

When Beauty is Really Only Skin Deep

The Ten Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts Ideas EVER


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