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INDEX: April 2013

WELCOME Readers to this special edition of the Slippery Rock Gazette.  I hope you enjoy the five special features we present, starting with our salute to Omni Cubed, a company that has made the Stone Industry a safer and more productive place in their 10th year of designing some of the best equipment for stone fabrication. We also present the story of two organizations from two different areas of specialization: The Dry Stone Conservancy, and the Barre Granite Association. SRG writer and floor restoration consultant Tom McNall presents the first in an on-going series of interviews with luminaries in our industry. We hope our readers will provide more suggestions of folks who have made a profound impact on our industry in their own special way. Be sure to read our report on What Makes a Great Install. We would love to hear what our readers think about this important issue – send your comments to  We want to know when you like a story, or simply agree or disagree with the author.L.H.

April 2013 Issue Articles  

Omni Cubed Celebrates 10th Anniversary, by Peter J. Marcucci 

The Dry Stone Conservancy: Building a Rock Fence Renaissance, by Stacy B. Williams 

Don’t Bank on It 

ISFA, IWF Announce Expanded Partnership  

From the Publisher’s Pen 

Good Advice of the Month 

Managing the Gap, by Richard Pierce Thomas 

Recycling Effort Pays Off at Surfaces |  StonExpo/ Marmomacc Americas 2013 

Opustone Natural Stone Distributors Open New Showroom

Best of Surfaces |  StonExpo/ Marmomacc Americas Honors Ten Companies at S2 

John Kunz of KEPCO+ Awarded the 2012 MIA Craftsman of the Year Award 

WerkMaster™ Shines at 2013 World of Concrete 

Bellavita Tile Completes New Office & Warehouse Complex 

Gonna Wanna Sauna 

Spring Quote of the Month 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

World of Concrete Shows Rock Solid Numbers 

Behaving Badly in Pennsylvania 

CTEF Streamlines Certified Tile Installer Testing Process 

Nothing Endures But Change, by Ida Mae Nowes 

New Documentary Traces Incredible Relationship Between Man and Natural Stone 

Lost and Found 

The Polished Perspective – Filling Thy Hopper, by Tom McNall  

Marble Institute of America 2012 Pinnacle Award Winners,
Part 1 of 2

Managing to Lead, by Aaron J. Crowley

April Foolishness, by Sam Venable 

The Great German Cookie Caper  

Rock Stars Among Us, by Tom McNall 

What Makes a Good Installation? by Peter J. Marcucci 

Who’s Your Daddy? 

Rock, Paper, Gun 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by “Boomer” Winfrey 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds  

Really Need to Change Your Socks 

A Legacy Written in Stone, by Peter J. Marcucci


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