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INDEX: May 2013

This month we turn our editorial spotlight on three individuals, who, with their companies and employees, have made a difference in the stone industry: Monica Gawet, of Tennessee Marble Company, Scott Lardner, of Rocky Mountain Stone, and Paul Vigna, recipient of the 2012 MIA Migliore Award. In our expanded edition this month we also present tips on maintenance and restoration after the install, and note design trends for kitchen and bath installs in 2013. We always appreciate hearing from our readers – thanks for your comments on our special features. As always, send your letters to  We especially want your nominations for our Rock Stars Among Us column.L.H

May 2013 Issue Articles  

Tennessee Marble Company: Celebrating 20 Years of Operation and Excellence, by Joel Davis

Rock Stars Among Us: Scott Lardner, President of Rocky Mountain Stone, by Tom McNall 

Mother’s Day Quote

Arley Wholesale Opens North Carolina Distribution Center

From the Publisher’s Pen

Sports Quote of the Month

Is the Brushed Finish Trend Still Hot?  by Peter J. Marcucci 

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

M Is For the Many Things 

Why, Oh, Why, Ohio High?

Paul Vigna Receives 2012 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Morning Huddle, by Aaron J. Crowley

Groves Inc. Announces Miter Up 200 Lamination Clamp 

Laptop Letter 

Marble Institute of America 2012 Pinnacle Award Winners, Part 2 

Mother’s Day Memories, by Sam Venable 

Surfaces Rewards Two Top Floor Covering Distributors at 2013 Show 

What is the Real Cost of Edging on a Job? 

To Tell the Tooth 

Guilty? I’m Not Guilty! 

Focus on the Why Before the How, by Richard Pierce Thomas

Maintenance and Preservation After the Sale, by Peter J. Marcucci

Punishment to Fit the Crime 

Do You Smell Garlic? 

Old School Mom Jokes 

Florim Introduces “Urban Wood” a Stunning Wood-Look Porcelain Tile Range 

The Slippery Rock Classifieds

Jill Archambeau Awarded with 2012 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship 

A Girl Just Like Mom 

The Polished Perspective – Good Housekeeping, by Tom McNall 

Florim USA Introduces “The Galaxy Tile Collection”  

Elegant Cloister Garden Completed at Vero Beach Community Church 

It’s Always Funny in P–A 

iStone App Now Available for the iPhone 

NKBA Releases Updated Editions of Its Bath Planning and Kitchen Planning Books 

New Stone Pro SR2 Vacuum Support Rail System Offers Better Suction, Flexibility 

Gnome Sweet Gnome  

New Crayola Glass Tile Collection Features 99% Recycled, Colorful Material 

Putting It All Into Words, by Ida Mae Nowes  

Not Your Average Restore Job 

Husqvarna GM 3000 Grout and Concrete Hole Filler Now at Braxton-Bragg 

Noble Company Announces New Thin-Bed Drain 

Loyalty to the Max 

NKBA Reveals the Top Industry Trends for 2013 



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