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INDEX: July 2013

Welcome to the July 2013 Slippery Rock. This month we feature B.C. Stone, a company that has gained some national recognition from ION Network’s “World’s Greatest” program. We also spotlight the America College of Building Arts (ACBA), a very unique institution that offers a higher level of craftsmanship training in stonework, restoration, masonry, and even forged iron work.  We wrap up our coverage of 2012 industry recognition with the Coverings CID Awards. I hope our readers enjoy the expanded edition this month and the state-oriented stories, and don’t miss the Tips ‘n’ Techniques offered by folks who are expert in their craft. Send your letters and comments to  We especially want your nominations for our Rock Stars Among Us column.L.H.

July 2013 Issue Articles

B.C. Stone: A Measure of Success, by Joel Davis

Worldwide Leader of Sealants Expands

From the Publisher’s Pen

Quote of the Month

German Ingenuity 

Work On Your Backstroke, Zach

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD 

Democracy at Work? It’s a Toss-Up

“Dune” by Bellavita Tile

Smile, You’re on Boo-Boo Cam

True Adventure In Paradise,  by Peter J. Marcucci

Accountability Begins with Culture, by Richard Pierce Thomas

Dimension Stone and Tile Field Guide 

You Think Your Kids are Spoiled? 

Dead Ringer 

Technology Has Its Price, by Sam Venable 

Sports Quote of the Month 

Dana Teague Promoted to Vice President of Hanley Wood Exhibitions 

Memorable Montana Moments 

Bellavita Tile Brings Cashmere to Market 

Mediterranea Blends Modern Styles in Contemporary Bayside Series 

That’s One Hefty Fine 

A Celebration of Broccoli, by Ida Mae Nowes 

The Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, by Peter J. Marcucci 

Helping Your Clients to Help You Help Them, by Aaron J. Crowley

New Hampshire Hooligans 

Going “Coastal” in Hawaii

New Secure A-Frame From Groves Incorporated

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

A Red Hot Date

Tools ‘N’ Techniques

The Slippery Rock Classifieds

British Researchers Using Bacteria in Micro-Capsules for Self-Healing Concrete 

Austria –  Not Australia! 

The Proof is On the Pickaxe  

Fetch Me a Pint, Hendrix 

The Varmint County Chronicles, by “Boomer” Winfrey 

Second Annual Coverings Installation & Design Awards Recognize Superior Work in Tile + Stone 

Michigan Mavericks 

Keep Your Curtains Closed

Once Upon A Time in Utah 

A State of the Union 

Patented Octi-Disc® Technology Makes Planetary Polishers Obsolete

Incidents in Iowa 

Making Mountains Out of Molehills 

Buckle Up and Duck in PA 

Beer that Gets Better with Age 

Unemployed Shark Wrestler  

Report a Pothole, Win a Prize 

Really Sticky Fingers 

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