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AG&M Unveils New Design Center and Showroom
Expansion Part of National Growth Plan for Natural Stone Distributor
by Jack Seiders — President, AG&M
atural stone distributor AG&M Inc. has
invested more than $3 million to create the
preeminent showroom of the Southwest.
The new facility aims to position the company on
the forefront of an industry becoming more adept at
creating a better experience for consumers.
AG&M, which stands for Architectural, Granite &
Marble, was the first natural stone distributor founded in
the Austin, Texas, area back in 1992. The Seiders family
has owned and operated the company since inception.
While the founding family is still at the helm, AG&M
has also expanded into four other major cities – with the
capacity to deliver product across the U.S. and Canada.
The local family business of 15 years ago has now grown
into a national distribution chain with more than 60
employees. Its product line features more than 120
colors of natural stone in slabs from Brazil, India, China,
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Right: Artist rendering of the new AG&M
Design Center and Showroom
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE...
see story p. 16
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Stone Industry News March 2009 3
In This Issue... FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
AG&M Unveils New Design Center
by Jack Seiders
20th Anniversary Of Coverings Reflects Dramatic
Growth Of Tile & Stone Industry ........................................ 5
NeoCon® Family Of Shows 09 Dates Announced .................... 6
Tim Clevenger Named VP For The Papé Group Inc. ................ 18
by Francis Heck, President & Publisher
Cosentino® North America Sponsors National Kitchen veryone is going green these days. foods. A seal is placed on organic products
& Bath Association Presidential Induction .......................... 9 Will it work and what will it cost? to confirm a third party has verified the
NARI Announces Reg. Winners Of The 2009 CotY Awards .... 14 Those are two questions that might product was produced using a trusted set of
Booms Stone Co. Earns Coveted MIA Designation ................ 16 be difficult to answer. If going green can be guidelines.
GGA Ranked 5th On Interior Design’s 2009 List.................... 18 compared to buying “organic” products at Knowing more about the source of your
CSDA On Cutting Edge With New Training DVD .................... 20 the grocery store, then don’t expect the diamonds and gold certainly involves
CSDA/OSHA Alliance Focus On Defensive Driving .................. 20 guilt of ravaging the world’s resources to humanitarian concerns. It has been known
Diamond Award Winners Announced .................................... 20 out weigh the cost of the product any for years some diamonds have been sold to
NCCER Announces 2009 Board Of Trustees .......................... 25 time soon. Due to promotions and some fund wars in parts of Africa… and gold
Crane Operator Certification Program Accredited By ANSI .... 25 relevant facts probably most would agree has been mined with little regard for
Armadillo Quarry Re-Opened ................................................ 28 that organic food is better for our bodies. environmental issues or human rights.
Trotec USA Announces Year-End Sale on Two Of The However, there is a big difference in paying There has been an effort to certify gems,
Industry’s Finest Laser Engraving Machines! .................... 28 57 cents for a pound of bananas or 98 cents but it has been difficult because they come
for the “organic” product. If “organic” from so many different places. The supply
PRODUCTS & TRAINING products were achieving the desired results chain for gemstones is complex (Do we
Modono Glass Tile Collection Shines At Chicago Tile Inst....... 15 they would occupy more shelf space at the begin to relate stone to the process?). Some
Hakatai Mosaic Mural Program For Michigan Residence........ 16 supermarket. companies track sources even if they can’t
Exclusive GranitiFiandre Resource Center Opens In Dallas .... 17 In addition to cost there should be some certify them.
LATICRETE Announces Launch Of Fortified Mortar Bed............ 19 concern regarding certification, control, While most of the objectives of “Going
LAFarge Showcases Redesigned Cement Packaging .............. 19 and enforcement. I am sure there are many Green” are worthwhile it should be noted
that will assure everyone that ‘organic” is that the consumer will shoulder the
SPECIAL COLUMNS controlled just as “green” products are increased cost of being green. Kermit the
Dodging Bullets: Aaron J. Crowley..........................................11 certified and controlled. Ok, ok, already! Frog often said “It’s not easy being Green.”
Duck Hunting In Minnesota: Cleatus Claybeaugh .................. 24 But in defense of my argument that there is Many established stone companies have
ODDS & ENDS always the possibility of “cheaters” let me complained of small operators undercutting
Classifieds ...................................................................... 27, 29
emphasize the factor of greed. Greed price because they may have an unlicensed
Recommended Websites ...................................................... 30
certainly influenced Bernie Madoff to business with little or no overhead. Then
Advertiser Index .................................................................. 31
operate outside the realm of oversight while there are those supply sources that may
2009 Calendar .................................................................... 31
bilking investors of 50 billion dollars. operate a “clean” operation and a “dirty”
Greed certainly played a roll in operation so they can satisfy the needs of all
contaminated peanut butter killing many their customers. And if intermingling some
OUR MISSION people recently when the manufacturer
apparently knowingly shipped bad product
product results in more profit who could be
the wiser? Whether one is tracking
To impartially serve the stone Francis Heck, Publisher
industry through education and Lola Heck, Associate Publisher
to grocery stores. diamonds or stone from the consumer to
communication. Ed Hartz, Consultant Even the jewelry industry is getting into the source, there is cost associated with the
Aaron J. Crowley, Consultant certifying that the piece was sourced using certification. Just as with bananas, some
Stone Industry News is published Deborah Hosterman, Art Director
monthly by Industry News, Inc.
“clean” methods. This means that workers, people will elect to pay the higher cost, but
ADVISORY BOARD and the environment, were not exploited at the most bananas will be sold at the lower
For advertising rates: Jim Owens, Executive Director any stage of creating the jewelry. The price as long as oversight is voluntary.
call (865) 947-9275 or Indiana Limestone Institute
fax you request to (865) 938-8958
standardization process of the jewelry
Jim Callaghan, Sales industry somewhat parallels the efforts of
Water Treatment Technology
P.O. Box 1508
Dan Fowler, Stone Fabrication
the organic organization to promote healthy
Powell, TN 37849
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Stone Industry News March 2009 5
20th Anniversary Of Coverings Reflects
Dramatic Growth Of Tile & Stone Industry
nniversaries are the perfect array of the most innovative prod- undergone an astounding meta- that they themselves enjoy.
occasion for reflection. ucts and unparalleled educational morphosis from a small expo Perhaps architect James
Hopefully, we look back and networking opportunities, mainly for tile importers into a Atkinson, of MSTDS, Inc. in
and review the past as a means to and attracting an ever-expanding colossal showcase for the absolute Atlanta, sums up best the profes-
measure our present progress, and audience of design professionals, newest and best products in the sional payoffs of Coverings. “I’ve
then use this as perspective in Coverings reflects the triumphant marketplace. It has also emerged been attending Coverings the last
focusing on the future. progression of the tile and stone as an invaluable resource for few years to see the latest materials
This year is the 20th anniver- business in the U.S. from a largely industry-wide professional devel- in the marketplace today, as well
sary of Coverings, which is set for unsung niche materials category opment. And, while the current as the current trends in tile and
April 21-24, at Chicago’s into a dynamic, design-driven economy poses definite operating stone. The outstanding exhibitor
McCormick Place Convention powerhouse, whose role in both challenges to both our exhibitors vignettes have provided a range of
Center. In looking back over the residential and commercial proj- and attendees, this year’s show ideas to use in my work,” he said.
past two decades, one thing is ects continues to thrive. And along promises to be as robust as ever, “The fact that the A+D presence
clear: the show’s evolution to its the way, Coverings, itself, has demonstrating in no uncertain has increased exponentially, with
current status—the premier inter- become a rarity in the tradeshow terms the numerous value propo- even more programming and net-
national trade fair and expo dedi- universe: a show owned and oper- sitions that have allowed working opportunities, will keep
cated exclusively to showcasing ated by a respected consortium of Coverings to achieve this signifi- me coming back for years to
the newest in ceramic tile and nat- industry associations whose mem- cant milestone.” come.”
ural stone—mirrors the vitality of bers are completely, exclusively Coverings organizers continue This year, in a strategy that tes-
the industry, its own impressive immersed in the business of tile to grow the show’s standing with- tifies to both Coverings’ ongoing
growth and boundless potential. and stone day-in, day-out. in the A+D industry, introducing investment in its seminar program
While the Coverings numbers “Coverings has, over the last customized initiatives such as and its commitment to addressing
speak volumes—1,200 exhibitors two decades, become a world- “Bring Your Client To the ever-changing needs of its
from more than 50 countries and class event that literally brings the Coverings.” Inaugurated in 2007, audience, the show will offer 11
nearly 37,000 attendees from entire universe of tile and stone to this program allows registered seminars led by esteemed industry
across the tile and stone indus- show-goers’ feet,” said Glenn architects and designers to invite experts, to provide attendees with
try—what is equally remarkable is Feder, president of client events up to two VIP clients to accompa- solutions and tools for coping
how the show has transformed for National Trade Productions, ny them to the show and enjoy the with the current tumultuous econ-
into a true microcosm of the which has managed and produced same “sneak peek” at the latest omy.
industry itself. Featuring a vast the show since 2003. “It has products and industry innovations continued on page 6 >
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20th Anniversary Of
NeoCon® Family Of Shows 09 Coverings Reflects
Dramatic Growth Of
Tile & Stone Industry
Dates Announced continued from page 5 >
MMPI announces the 2009 schedule for its NeoCon® associations collaborate with IIDEX to deliver the “Our goal is to address crucial
shows in Chicago, Ill.; Baltimore, Md.; and Toronto, highest-level design experience to our 16,000 business survival issues head-on,
Ont., Canada. All NeoCon exhibitions are the attendees. IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada features more and give show-goers the advice
premier opportunity for attendees to view the latest than 350 exhibitors from across Canada and the USA they need now more than ever
products and trends in the contract furnishings working in the design, architecture and facility before,” said NTP’s Feder.
industry. MMPI has been managing ant producing management sectors.
NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair since 1969 and Remembering the Past,
regional NeoCon shows since 1998. NeoCon® East Looking to the Future…
October 28-29, 2009 The decision to create
The 2009 schedule of NeoCon® shows is as follows: Baltimore Convention Center Coverings 20 years ago by the
Baltimore, Md. show’s founding industry spon-
NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair
sors from Spain, Italy and North
June 15-17, 2009 NeoCon® East prominently showcases interior
America has helped to educate the
The Merchandise Mart design, architectural and facilities management
American market about the myri-
Chicago, Ill. industries of the Mid-Atlantic region, with a special
ad of choices, applications and
focus on the Federal Design Community. Highlights
NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair is the contract furnish- include a variety of manufacturers on GSA schedule, benefits of tile and stone.
ing industry’s premier event and North America’s captivating keynote speakers, special exhibits, tours "When I look back at
largest conference and exhibition for interior design and some of the best educational programming in the Coverings’ progress over the
and facilities management. It will once again feature industry. years,” said Luciano Galassini,
the latest cutting-edge products from more than director of economic and trade
1,200 companies, the finest educational seminars, For more information about the NeoCon® family of relations for Confindustria
exceptional keynote presentations and unique show shows, or for exhibiting and attendance information, Ceramica, the Italian Tile
components, including the LIGHT! Expo, visit www.merchandisemart.com or call (800) 677- Association, “the words of the
Architecture Stone and Ceramic Tile Exposition, 6278 (MART). late management guru Peter
GREENlifeTM, Buildings Show® Fine Design, Drucker come to mind:
LuxeHome, OFDA and NEWHospitality. NeoCon World’s Trade Fair is a registered trademark of MMPI. 'Whenever you see a successful
business, someone once made a
IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada MMPI is the world’s leading owner and operator of
courageous decision.' Creating
showroom buildings and trade show facilities, bringing
September 24-25, 2009 buyers and sellers together in more than 300 market events, Coverings two decades ago has
Direct Energy Centre trade and consumer shows and conferences each year. paid off enormously for the tile
Toronto, ON, Canada MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart and stone industry worldwide,
Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market and will continue to play a large
Celebrating its 25th year, IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada is Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and part in driving the industry going
Canada’s largest exposition and conference for the the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the
Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New
design, construction and management of the built As the show continues to gar-
York; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in
environment. For 2009 IIDEX/NeoCon Canada has Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Federal ner interest from both inside and
several new and returning features including, Light Center Southwest in Washington D.C. outside the industry, and both
Canada Expo and Conference, an expanded Material attendance and exhibitor partici-
World Expo and new for 2009, the co-location of the Vornado Realty Trust, owners of MMPI, based in New York pation continue to increase,
Canada’s largest Green Building Festival with IIDEX. City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust.
Coverings is poised for another
ARIDO, the owners of IIDEX/NeoCon® Canada Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock
Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO. two decades of growth.
plus leading trade media and over 25 industry
Stone Industry News March 2009 7
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Cosentino® North America Sponsors National Kitchen
& Bath Association Presidential Induction
he National Kitchen & About Cosentino®
Bath Association (NKBA) Cosentino®, a global natural stone
inducted new President, manufacturer, began harvesting pre-
Suzie Williford, Manager of cious stones from the finest quarries in
Luxury Products at Kiva Kitchen Europe close to a century ago. The
& Bath at a luncheon presented by Spanish company currently distributes
Cosentino® North America in material in more than 80 countries.
Cosentino North America was estab-
Houston. Cosentino spokesper-
lished in 1998 to distribute and market
son and HGTV celebrity designer Silestone® natural quartz surfaces in
Candice Olson addressed the the US, Canada and Mexico. With 11
crowd of more than 200 NKBA manufacturing lines, Cosentino is the
members and guests on the ele- largest manufacturer of natural quartz
ments of kitchen and bath remod- surfaces in the world. The company
eling makeovers. Cosentino North America sponsored the 2009 National Kitchen and Bath covers the entire process of producing
Association (NKBA) Induction Ceremony of new President, and Houston-business natural stone products including quar-
“Cosentino is a long-time sup-
woman, Suzie Williford. From left to right: Lorenzo Marquez, Cosentino North rying, fabricating and installing sur-
porter of NKBA and looks to America; Suzie Williford, NKBA President; Candice Olson, Cosentino faces, such as kitchen and bathroom
maintain and leverage relation- Spokesperson; and Patty Dominguez, Cosentino North America. countertops, wall cladding and many
ships with members of the associ- other applications. The Cosentino
ation,” says Roberto Contreras, of materials, including Silestone® President Williford began her North America family of brands
Jr., chief executive officer, by Cosentino natural quartz, in career in the kitchen and bath includes Silestone natural quartz with
Cosentino North America. “We built-in Microban® protection; SenSa®
their kitchen and bath designs for industry thirty-four years ago in
granite with SenGuard®; Scalea natural
appreciate what NKBA does to 2009. Olson is best known for the decorative plumbing and hard-
stone, including marble, travertine and
educate and enhance the knowl- her role on HGTV’s “Divine ware segment, then developing her soapstone; Marlique™ Marble; and
edge of those within the kitchen Design” and is one of North professional role to include cabi- MURO™ pre-meshed tiles made with
and bath industry, and we know America’s leading professional netry and appliances. She has been recycled Silestone. For more informa-
that Suzie will continue to lead the interior designers with a style that an NKBA member for more than tion regarding Cosentino, please visit
organization in the right direc- incorporates creativity, practicali- 30 years and has served on the www.cosentinonorthamerica.com.
tion.” ty and timelessness. Board of Directors for the past
In addition to sponsoring the Newly inducted NKBA eight years.
induction ceremony, Cosentino
North America sponsored
fundraising activities at the NKBA
luncheon, such as a Kitchen
KEEPING TRACK OF TIME
Picture Contest, and a raffle for a
five-day trip to Spain, with pro- 'WHERE is my SUNDAY paper?' delivered until tomorrow, on Sunday.'
ceeds benefitting Houston Habitat The irate customer calling the newspaper
for Humanity. office loudly demanded, wanting to know where There was quite a long pause on the other
Cosentino North America her Sunday edition was. end of the phone, followed by a ray of recognition,
spokesperson Candice Olson
spoke to the members regarding
as she was heard to mutter, 'Well, shucks... so
'Ma'am,' said the newspaper employee, that's why no one was at church today.'
the benefits of utilizing a variety
'today is Saturday. The Sunday paper is not
10 March 2009 Stone Industry News
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by Aaron J. Crowley –– Owner of FabricatorFriend.com and Crowley’s Granite Concepts, Inc.
reat leaders in history “….how has it happened, Sir, that
became great by facing we have not hitherto once thought
and overcoming extraor- of humbly appealing to the Father
dinarily difficult challenges. Their of light to illuminate our under-
stories inspire. Additionally, standings? In the beginning of the
their words of wisdom contain contest with Great Britain, when
principles that often apply we were sensible to danger, we
had daily prayers in this room for Aaron J Crowley is the founder and
beautifully to the running of a
Divine protection …I have lived, president of FabricatorsFriend.com,
business, making them especially
Sir, a long time, and the longer the exclusive promoter of Stone Sleeve
relevant and helpful in these
challenging times. I live, the more convincing proofs fabricator sleeves and Bullet Proof
Winston Churchill was quoted I see of this truth – that God aprons. He also owns Crowley’s
as saying, "There is nothing so governs in the affairs of men. And Granite Concepts, a prominent stone
exhilarating as to be shot at if a sparrow cannot fall to the fabrication company in Portland, OR.
without effect." ground without his notice, is it Aaron with his wife and 3 children. Aaron can be reached at aaroncgc@
Does it not seem like the last probable that an empire can rise verizon.net
year has been an ongoing ballet of without his aid? …I therefore beg
dodging bullets? leave to move – that henceforth
While mortgage meltdowns, prayers imploring the assistance of
collapsing consumer confidence, Heaven, and its blessings on our
and sliding stock prices are not deliberations …”
exactly exhilarating, there is a
certain degree of excitement As I ponder that quote, I must
knowing we are engaged in an admit that my dreams of building
economic struggle of historic a granite empire have been
proportions. replaced by a drive to survive this
George Washington, the recession. And realizing that
greatest leader of the winning the contest is by no
Revolutionary War, knew what it means a sure thing, I take comfort
was like to dodge bullets. In in the words of Mr. Franklin and
numerous battles, he had horses the fact that we can pray for
shot out from under him and holes Divine protection and appeal to
shot through his cloths. Yet the Father of light to illuminate
miraculously, providentially, the our understanding of these
bullets that flew as thick as challenging times.
London fog around him never left As another month has passed
a scratch. into another bullet dodged,
Our nation’s battle for remember; God does govern in
independence itself was, in a sense, the affairs of men. So let us offer
a series of near misses, close calls, prayers imploring the assistance
and dodged bullets. Benjamin of Heaven for each other, our
Franklin offered his explanation of industry, and our country.
this danger avoided and his
suggestion for further protection
in one of his most famous quotes,
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AG&M Unveils New Design Center and Showroom
continued from page 1 >
Europe and beyond, as well as a new agreement with visualize how all their choices look and feel together.
Kohler to display and supply its line of sinks, faucets “The ultimate goal is to bring a major metropolitan- “Today’s consumers
and accessories. quality facility to the Texas Hill Country,” Seiders said.
The growth left the company landlocked and in AG&M’s expansion plan included a move from a want options, options
cramped headquarters. An expansion was in order. But 2.77-acre site to a 19-acre campus at 19012 State and more options. At
instead of simply aiming for more elbow room, Highway 71 West. Its previous 2,500-square-foot
AG&M’s leadership determined now was the best time office and showroom quadrupled in size to a spacious the same time, they
to reposition the company for the future – primarily by 10,000-square-foot building featuring a 4,000-square-
want to know exactly
creating the ultimate showroom experience. foot showroom. The company has consolidated its tile
“Not only did we need to expand, we also wanted to warehouse, previously located in North Central how all their choices
set a new benchmark for showcasing our product to Austin, to the new property with a 30,000 square foot
both our builder clients and the end consumer,” said space dedicated to tiles. Slabs can be selected in a one-
and preferences will
Jack Seiders, president of AG&M. “This new space of-its kind yard serviced by traveling gantry cranes. look before making a
offers a superior shopping experience.” As part of AG&M’s commitment to the consumer
“Gone are the days of driving up to a dusty parking experience, the company recently hired an interior major investment in
lot, looking at some large slabs and hoping your designer, Katie Marchand, to assist designers and their home”
granite countertop blends well with other homeowners with selections and design ideas.
elements in your home,” Seiders continues. “Today’s “Today’s consumers want options, options and
consumers want to ‘see’ that granite with a backsplash, more options. At the same time, they want to know About AG&M Inc.
cabinets, flooring and the kitchen sink. That’s exactly exactly how all their choices and preferences will look Founded as a family run and operated
what we’ll be able to let them visualize. “ before making a major investment in their home,” business in Austin in 1992, Architectural,
Granite & Marble Inc. has grown into a
The new experience begins with the company’s new Marchand said. “Our new showroom is tailored with respected leader in natural stone supply.
web site, which now features online galleries of the that mentality in mind, and we think it will serve us well Today, AG&M has five sales centers and
company’s main products, like granite, marble, lime- for years to come.” slab yards in the U.S. including locations in
Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City,
stone and specialty tiles. But the main attraction is the In addition to the more than $3 million investment
Nashville, and Birmingham. Our deep
new showroom, which Seiders notes is designed to in the Austin area headquarters, AG&M is also expand- industry experience and excellent reputation
keep pace with those found in only the largest urban ing its offices in other cities, including San Antonio and give us access to the finest quarries in the
world, while our diverse customer base
areas, such as New York. On top of showcasing the Nashville, Tennessee.
gives us the buying power to bring our
company’s wide array of product lines, on-site customers top quality natural stone at an
3D-imaging software enables customers to instantly economical price. For more information,
please visit: www.agmgranite.com.
Stone Industry News March 2009 13
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NARI Announces Regional Winners
Of The 2009 CotY Awards
member of NARI.
48 Regional “Contractor of
the Year” (CotY) Winners Consumers can also call the
were named by the National NARI National hotline at 800-
Association of the Remodeling 611-NARI and request a free
Industry (NARI) during this copy of NARI’s brochure, “How
year’s regional competition. to Select a Remodeling
Judging for the regional projects Professional,” or visit
took place at NARI’s national www.RemodelToday.com and
headquarters in Des Plaines, click on the homeowner’s guide
Illinois, in January. Regional for more information.
CotY Winners will now advance
About NARI: The National Association
as finalists to the national level.
of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is
Several tying scores in several the only trade association dedicated
categories indicate that competi- solely to the remodeling industry. With
tion this year was tough. more than 8,100 member companies
Contractors from seven regions nationwide, the Association -- based in
around the country vie for CotY Des Plaines, Illinois — is “The Voice of
winners based on each entrant’s of ExcellenceSM will be attended the Remodeling Industry.”TM For
Awards on an annual basis, and all “before and after” photography by more than 350 of the indus- membership information, or to locate a
regional winners will now be eli- and project description. Judging try’s elite and is sponsored by the local NARI chapter or a remodeling pro-
gible for National CotY Awards was based on problem solving, following NARI National fessional, visit NARI’s website at
and will be honored at NARI’s functionality, aesthetics, crafts- Member companies: Platinum www.RemodelToday.com, or contact
Evening of ExcellenceSM on manship, innovation, degree of Level: Ferguson Enterprises in the national headquarters office at 800-
Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the 611-NARI.
difficulty and entry presentation. partnership with Stock Building
Sheraton Atlanta. To be considered for a CotY Supply, Pella Corp. and The
Most projects submitted for Award, a company must be a Home Depot; Gold Level: Lowe’s KIDS SPEAK
judging were an improvement or NARI member in good standing. Commercial Services; Pewter
an addition to an existing struc- NARI members represent an elite Level: GE Money and Moen; and TEACHER:
ture, with the exception of one group of the approximately Bronze Level: Remodeling maga- Donald, what is the chemical
category, “Residential Exterior 800,000 companies and individu- zine.
Specialty.” Otherwise, new con- formula for water?
als in the U.S. identifying them- Homeowners are estimated to
struction projects were not eligi- selves as remodelers. spend a total of $113 billion on
ble. In addition, competing proj-
The list of 2009 Regional CotY home improvements in the U.S.
ects were completed between July Award Winners is available on through second quarter of 2009. H I J K L M N O.
1 of 2007 and November 30 of NARI’s Web site. NARI is a professional associ-
2008 and were not submitted in The Evening of ExcellenceSM ation whose members voluntarily
prior NARI National contests. is widely considered to be the pre- subscribe to a strict code of ethics. What are you talking about?
An impartial panel of judges who mier event of the year in the Consumers may wish to search
are experts within the industry remodeling industry. Scheduled www.RemodelToday.com to find DONALD:
and associated fields, selected for March 28, 2009, the Evening a qualified professional who is a Yesterday you said it's H to O.
Stone Industry News March 2009 15
Modono Glass Tile Collection Shines
At Chicago Tile Institute
kind.” She enthusiastically stated,
ocated on the first floor of
Chicago’s Merchandise “The product has great potential.
Mart, the CTI Showroom Especially for commercial appli-
is funded by the Chicago Tile cations such as retail and hospital-
Institute promotion fund and the ity construction. Because it is such
showroom’s various tenants. The a diversified glass product, with
Mart is home to the world-famous sizes ranging form small to very
LuxeHome showcase which large, designers can get very cre-
“offers one-stop shopping for ative with it. And, because it is a
building and remodeling.” The sustainable product, it has even
CTI Showroom is located within more appeal.”
the Design Resource Center area The Modono Glass Tile
of LuxeHome. Installed on a Collection, designed by Carrie
prominent wall for all to see, is a Fazio, is a unique series of glass
large format glass panel coated tile with textures and patterns that
with a thin dichroic film from the respond to varying colors and
Modono Glass Tile Collection. wavelengths. Its parent company,
Peggy Batus, CTI Showroom The Applied Coatings Group, is a
Manager stated, “People that leader in optical thin-film technol-
come to our showroom are gener- ogy, creating designer-friendly
ally designers looking for new glass tiles and panels that reflect
styles and trends. The immediate and transmit specific wavelengths
reaction they have to The of color depending on the intensi-
Modono Glass Tile Collection is ty and direction of the light
that it is ‘beautiful artwork.’ They source, as well as the viewer’s per-
like the fact that the Collection spective.
comes in various sizes that are not
like everyone else’s glass tile.” For more information, contact
A well-known tenant in the Andy Pomeroy, president of
CTI Showroom is Mid America Applied Coatings Group.
Tile, one of the largest tile distrib- 465 Paul Rd., Rochester, New
utors in the Midwest. Donna York 14624. By phone at
Triolo, Mid America’s Design 585-247-6000, fax at 585-247-
Studio Manager, said that one rea- 1219, visit www.modonotile.com
son The Modono Glass Tile or email at APomeroy@
Collection was chosen to be appliedcoatingsgroup.com.
showcased at the Mart was that it
was “the first glass tile of its
16 March 2009 Stone Industry News
Hakatai Mosaic Mural Program For Michigan Residence
nspired by the bright colors of Rosinski-Long’s
a peacock’s feather, Ann peacock feather
Rosinski-Long of Genesee mosaic, are mounted
Ceramic Tile Distributors in on a large mesh-
Grand Rapids, Michigan, used backed sheet and
Hakatai Enterprises’ Custom shipped as a single
Mosaic Mural Program to turn an unit, rolled up like a
idea into a beautiful glass mosaic carpet and ready to be
mural for a client’s home. After installed. Larger
selecting a palette of iridescent murals are cut into
glass mosaics, Rosinski-Long smaller sections at the
worked with designer Laura Haas factory and then
of Laura & Co. to draw an image, rejoined at the time of
which Hakatai’s experienced team installation. Each
of mosaic artists then translated section is labeled and a
into a hand-aligned, custom made positioning guideline
mosaic mural. The mural was approved, and then sent it back. Venetian glass, Smalti, gold leaf is included.
incorporated into the flooring at When we received the actual and stone. Each mosaic mural is a Mosaic murals are ideal for a
the base of a staircase to create a mural, Hakatai also included a custom designed work of fine art. wide range of commercial and
unique focal point for the lower- package of mosaic glass tiles in The extensive selection of materi- residential applications, and
level walkout of the home. case we needed to replace some- als, in combination with excellent Hakatai’s Custom Mosaic Mural
“We loved the iridescent colors thing. We were both very mosaic craftsmanship, allows for Program makes it easy to bring
that Hakatai offers,” said impressed with that. The cus- stunning simulations of various one-of-a-kind beauty to any
Rosinski-Long. “We really played tomer service was awesome. textures, colors, and detailed design project.
off of that in the design phase. Hakatai was very easy to work shadings in the original artwork. For more information, please
One of our design clients at with. I actually did another mural Customers only need to supply an contact Hakatai Enterprises at:
Genesee Ceramic Tile had a cus- in Michigan with Hakatai after- image, dimensions, and installa- 701 Mistletoe Road, Ashland,
tomer that wanted a mural of a wards, and it came out very nice, tion location details, but may also Oregon 97520, or by phone: 541-
peacock. So the designer and I sat too.” select mosaics and type of tile cut 552-0855, fax: 541-552-0861, or
down, drew the design, filled in all Hakatai’s Custom Mosaic if there is a preference. email: email@example.com. Check
of the colors and sent it off to Mural Program features an almost There are no minimum or out the Hakatai Enterprises, Inc.,
Hakatai. They did a rendering to unlimited palette of colors and tile maximum dimensions for custom website at: www.hakatai.com.
match up all the colors, which we types to choose from, including murals. Smaller murals, such as
Booms Stone Co. Earns Coveted MIA Designation
ooms Stone Company has Booms Stone Company lengthy application that required installation site visits.
earned the coveted designa- 12265 Dixie the applicant company to provide Currently, only 3 Natural Stone
tion of Marble Institute of Redford, Michigan 48239 various documents and references Commercial B Contractors in the
America (MIA) Accredited Phone: 313-531-3000 which ensure that the company is world have achieved accreditation.
Natural Stone Commercial B Fax: 313-531-1797 in compliance with the 10 stan- Garen Distelhorst, the
Contractor. Commercial B com- Website: www.boomsstone.com dards of accreditation as laid out Accreditation Manager at the
panies will be firms that handle Email: Info@boomsstone.com by the MIA Accreditation MIA said, “Booms Stone
commercial stone installations Commission. Phase two required Company is now able to proudly
such as hotel lobbies, bank lob- To become an Accredited the company’s qualifying agent to display the accreditation logo,
bies, and low-rise interior/exteri- Natural Stone Commercial B pass a 200 question multiple which symbolizes that they are
or cladding. Contractor by the MIA, a compa- choice test. The third phase was a among the finest in the natural
ny must have successfully com- comprehensive site visit, which stone industry with respect to
pleted three phases of application. included a facility review, docu- craftsmanship, safety, and busi-
Phase one was the completion of a ment review, and one or more ness practices.”
Stone Industry News March 2009 17
Exclusive GranitiFiandre Resource Center Opens In Dallas
Provides Full Access to Displays and Samples of GranitiFiandre’s Vast Product Range
talian stone and tile manufac- format are available, allowing for
turer GranitiFiandre and full cosmetic and practical explo-
distributor partner Western ration of the company’s product
Brick, Stone, and Tile (Western offerings.
Brick) have jointly opened an The center is officially open for
exclusive GranitiFiandre business now with a formal grand
Resource Center in Dallas, locat- opening scheduled for spring
ed in the Dallas Design District at 2009.
1444 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite GranitiFiandre Resource
517. The resource center is a Centers are also located in Boston,
dynamic solutions-oriented hub Chicago (Itasca), Los Angeles,
that offers clients the product, and San Francisco with a down-
technology, expertise, and litera- town Chicago center slated to
ture required to make ideal surfac- open in 2009.
“We selected Dallas for our
Founded in 1961 in Castellarano, Italy,
latest Geologica Shop because of GranitiFiandre has for decades sup-
the area’s consistently strong plied global customers with the high-
commercial construction business est quality selection of fine architectur-
that has continued despite the al surfacing products. With internation-
recent decline in residential proj- al facilities in Italy, Germany and the
United States, as well as a global distri-
ects,” said Jeanne Nichols, vice
bution network, GranitiFiandre is
president—sales and marketing equipped to address product needs for
for GranitiFiandre in the United an array of architectural and design sit-
States. “GranitiFiandre’s premier uations. The company’s United States
product line encompasses porce- operations are managed through Trans
lain surfacing collections for use Ceramica with American headquarters
based in the Chicago area. Dedication
in the building envelope, lobbies, to a healthy and safe environment is
offices, and residences.” an important part of GranitiFiandre’s
The Dallas center provides history, and the company proudly con-
commercial and high-end residen- tinues the tradition of environmental
tial architects and designers with leadership at its United States facility.
access to comprehensive displays Significant investments in materials
usage efficiency, air quality protection,
and samples of GranitiFiandre’s water resource management and ener-
vast product range. gy efficiency are the hallmarks of
The center is staffed by indus- GranitiFiandre’s corporate steward-
try professionals from both ship. For more information, visit grani-
Western Brick and tifiandreusa.com.
GranitiFiandre, who can provide
technical product details and
design assistance. Comprehensive
product samples and literature in a
virtual as well as a “hands-on”
18 March 2009 Stone Industry News
Tim Clevenger Named VP For The Papé Group Inc.
im Clevenger has been was part of the Papé team’s signif- pied volunteer leadership posi-
named vice president of icant acquisition and expansion tions for numerous community
marketing and brand man- campaigns for Papé Machinery, and industry organizations, serv-
agement for The Papé Group Inc. Papé Kenworth, Papé Rents, ing as a trustee for the Lane
He continues to report to Dan Ditch Witch Northwest and Community College Foundation,
Hollingshead, president and CEO Engineered Products, a Papé past-president of the University
of The Papé Group. Company. He also helped bring of Oregon Alumni Association,
“The Papé organization is The Papé Group companies under past chair of the Hyster National
committed to the marketing a unified Papé brand umbrella and Marketing Subcommittee, mem-
process and to differentiating our helped make significant gains in ber of the Kenworth dealer mar-
brand in a highly competitive and customer service with a compre- keting group, John Deere market-
commoditized marketplace,” says hensive customer satisfaction ini- ing-communications committee
Hollingshead. “Tim’s new role tiative that includes everything and the Eugene Area Chamber of
will ensure we stay competitive from training to measurement Commerce Economic
with our brand and leverage it to metrics. Development Council. In addi-
grow our business.” Clevenger came to Papé with a tion, he volunteers his time with
“Where Tim has taken our 15-year background in advertising FOOD for Lane County and About The Papé Group Inc.
brand is exciting,” adds Susie and marketing. He has won numer- Eugene Mission. Headquartered in Eugene, Ore., The
Papé, board chair of The Papé ous awards for his advertising Clevenger earned a master’s Papé Group Inc. is a holding company
work, including three national Telly degree in business administration for capital equipment dealerships
Group Inc. “We’re glad to have
Awards for best local television and from Marylhurst University in throughout the West. The businesses
Tim expand our marketing and of The Papé Group sell and service the
branding initiatives with his skills radio non-network commercial. Marylhurst, Ore., and a bachelor’s
premier brands of capital equipment
and experience. He’s a valued He is currently on the boards degree in journalism with an used in construction projects, forestry,
member of our executive team.” of directors of the University of emphasis in advertising from the warehousing/materials handling, truck-
Clevenger joined The Papé Oregon’s School of Journalism University of Oregon, where he ing and private aviation. Their opera-
Group Inc. in 2000 and previous- and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum occasionally teaches advertising as tions serve seven western states --
ly served as director of corporate of Art, as well as Associated an adjunct assistant professor. from Alaska to California. For more
Oregon Industries and Oregon information about The Papé Group
development. During that time, he
Inc., visit www.pape.com.
Business Council. He has occu-
GGA Ranked 5th On Interior Design's 2009 List
roup Goetz Architects (GGA) is FAIA, FIIDA. "This year's ranking marks improve the quality of life; balancing human
proud to announce that it was recently GGA as a leader in both government and com- needs, business goals, social responsibility, and
recognized as a leader in interior mercial interior design. This recognition high- economics.
design by Interior Design magazine on the lights GGA's commitment to its government Group Goetz Architects, a nationally rec-
2009 list of Top 100 Design Giants. This clients and recognizes the firm's ability to pro- ognized architectural design firm, is headquar-
national survey ranks interior design firms vide a comprehensive, coherent and analytical tered in Washington, DC, providing design
annually, and Group Goetz Architects has approach to design." excellence and innovation to its public and pri-
consistently been ranked since its founding. In addition to its government interiors vate sector clients. GGA is known for its qual-
The survey also recognizes top firms for their work, GGA provides a full suite of interior and ity design and forward thinking in the develop-
work in specific categories and market seg- architectural design services, from complex ment of high-performance, flexible, and
ments. This year, GGA was ranked 5th among renovations of existing buildings and the dynamic building environments balancing
the Top Ten Giants in Government Interiors. design of new buildings to programming and image, function and financial resources. For
"GGA is proud to again be recognized in planning, Building Information Modeling more information, contact Lauren Searl at
the company of the Top 100 Design Giants," (BIM), furniture and finishes. The firm's 202.777.0493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
said GGA President and CEO, Lewis J. Goetz, approach is based on using design as a tool to
Stone Industry News March 2009 19
LATICRETE System Announces
Launch Of Fortified Mortar Bed
ATICRETE, a global leader in the man- “The goal of this product was to provide our
ufacturing of innovative systems for the contractors with a product that has as good, if
installation of tile and stone, has not better, workability than our two-compo-
announced the launch of LATICRETE® 3701 nent product in one easy to use package,” said
Fortified Mortar Bed, a one-step, pre-mixed Ken Barnum, LATICRETE Product Manager.
mortar for quality mud bed installations. “We accomplished what we set out to do.
Designed to save tile and stone contractors LATICRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed will
time and money, LATICRETE 3701 Fortified keep the job site a lot cleaner for contractors.
Mortar Bed does not require any job site It’s one less step, one less product to carry and
blending of powders or latex additives, simply store at the site, and all of that helps save time,
add water to produce a thick bed mortar or labor and money for our customers.”
render with exceptional strength. LATI-
and dry areas over virtually any substrate, LATICRETE is a global leader in the manufacturing of
CRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is a one-
including concrete, tile and stone, exterior glue tile and stone installation systems, known and trust-
step polymer fortified blend of carefully select-
plywood*, cement mortar beds, cement ed for industry leading innovation and expertise. For
ed raw materials, portland cement and graded in-depth technical support and answers to your
backerboards, cement plaster, cement terrazzo,
aggregates that offers all of the same benefits of installation or application questions call toll free:
and concrete and brick masonry. As a compo-
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CRETE 226 Thick Bed, providing superior +1.203.393.0010, ext 235, E-mail: technicalser-
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Mortar Bed offers piece of mind for all thick industry information can be found on the web at:
bonded thick bed mortar applications.
bed installations of tile and stone, while reduc- www.laticrete.com. LATICRETE, LATAPOXY,
Ready for foot traffic in 16 hours†, LATI-
ing the time and labor costs associated with SpectraLOCK and the LATICRETE logo are registered
CRETE 3701 Fortified Mortar Bed is ideal for
measuring and mixing sand and cement to the trademarks of LATICRETE International, Inc.
interior and exterior applications for both wet
proper ratio on the job site.
LaFarge Showcases Redesigned Cement Packaging
afarge has unveiled new packaging for its said Steve Meima, marketing communications Lafarge brand: “U.S. Cement Custom Blends”
entire family of cement products in the manager for Lafarge Cement. “It is part of a will be sold as “Lafarge Custom Blends”, and
United States and Canada. Examples of larger, corporate-wide effort to ensure con- “Trinity” products will be sold as Lafarge
the newly redesigned packaging were show- formity of the Lafarge brand globally, and we products.
cased by the company at this year’s World of have launched a communications campaign to To learn more about the redesigned cement
Masonry held February 3-6 at the Las Vegas support the rebranding initiative with cus- packaging, visit www.newcementbags.com, or
Convention Center. tomers throughout North America. In addi- contact your local Lafarge sales representative.
Featuring a fresh new look beginning April tion to advertising, public relations and pro-
1, the new unbleached bags will be made from motional literature, this customer-focused About LaFarge
communications program includes a new The Lafarge Group is the world leader in building
more environmentally friendly natural kraft
branded web site at www.newcementbags.com materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its busi-
paper. Packaging for each product type will be nesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and
printed in a different color, and label content— that links to visuals of all our new cement
Gypsum. With 90,000 employees in 76 countries,
such as safety and handling information, war- packaging.” the Group posted sales of 17.6 billion Euros and net
ranty, specifications, storage, and mixing While the appearance of Lafarge’s cement income of 1.9 billion Euros in 2007. Lafarge North
instructions—will be updated as appropriate. packaging will change, the products, bag America Inc. (“Lafarge North America” or "Lafarge"), a
“The new distinctive design better reflects weights, and quality characteristics will remain Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified sup-
our company’s vision and values while satisfy- the same. Some product names, however, will plier of construction materials in the United States
be changed to harmonize all elements of the and Canada.
ing growing needs for sustainable packaging,”
20 March 2009 Stone Industry News
CSDA On Cutting Edge With New Training DVD
opments, CSDA ensures it remains tightening techniques. This was a employee but employers as well.
he Concrete Sawing and
Drilling Association contin- on the cutting edge of the industry. necessity, as CSDA had become Many companies will testify that the
ues to develop, improve and Skip Aston, chairman of the aware of some dangerous situations rewards associated with employing
expand its range of training materi- CSDA Safety Committee, explains, with blades coming loose and sepa- highly skilled, well-trained teams
als, and is pleased to announce the "There is far greater use of electric rating from the saw. outweigh the costs of training cours-
release of a new instructional DVD and diesel saws today than there "Operator safety is paramount, es and materials through the quality
and video on the subject of Flat were 10 years ago, and this DVD and safe working practices and pre- of their work and the satisfaction of
Sawing and Blade Safety. The CSDA was upgraded to meet the technical cautions relating to this type of work clients.
has been quick to respond to challenges that operators face are highlighted and reinforced. The This new video is also available as
advancements in sawing and drilling today." video encourages operators and an online course, along with many
equipment, such as electric and The Flat Sawing and Blade Safety employers to refer to ANSI regula- others, via the CSDA website. For
diesel power saws, and how they can Video helps to provide operators tions and adhere to them. Safety is more information about the safety
affect the daily working practices of with the skills and knowledge not only a matter of knowledge, but and training DVD series, or other
operators. By staying in tune with all required for safe and effective flat of attitude," says Rick Norland, lead training courses offered by CSDA,
the latest sawing and drilling devel- sawing, along with addressing instructor for CSDA training classes. visit www.csda.org or call the CSDA
important issues like proper blade Training not only benefits the office at 727-577-5004.
CSDA/OSHA Alliance Diamond Award Winners Announced
he International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers
Focus On Defensive Driving (IACDS) proudly announced the winners of the Diamond Award
competition at a press conference on February 4 during the World of
provided could literally be the dif-
hrough their Alliance, the Concrete 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Patrick O’Brien, President of IACDS,
Concrete Sawing and Drilling ference between life and death for
presented the gold, silver and bronze awards to the winners from Germany,
Association (CSDA) and the drivers and passengers.
Italy and Mexico.
Occupational Safety and Health CSDA and OSHA have worked
The gold award in this competition was awarded to Braun of Germany
Administration (OSHA) provide together on safety and health issues
for the company's outstanding work dismantling a highly-contaminated
vital materials to advance the safety for the country’s concrete sawing
steam dryer at a nuclear power plant. The project involved putting the steam
and training of sawing and drilling and drilling industry for almost
dryer in a steel formwork for radiation shielding, encasing it with concrete,
professionals and to help foster a three years, and have also released
and cutting it into pieces via remote control using diamond wire sawing
safe work environment. A major Best Practice documents on the sub-
techniques. The cut parts were dismantled using the wire saw and packed in
focus of the Alliance is to develop jects of Highway Work Zone Safety
Type IV Konrad containers suitable for final disposal.
Best Practices (tip sheets) for the and Reducing Silica Exposure. All of
Taking the silver award was Tondin srl, for their work on the project to
sawing and drilling industry. A new these Best Practices are also available
consolidate the foundation of the Loggia Palace in Brescia, Italy. Tondin
Best Practice entitled Defensive in Spanish.
was able to devise a high speed drilling system with micro bits to fit into
Driving (CSDA-OBP-1003) has just OSHA will be sharing the CSDA
confined spaces to restore the foundation.
been developed and released in an booth at the 2009 World of
The bronze award was won jointly by ADRA Tecnologia en Servicio of
effort to educate drivers and prevent Concrete, February 2 – 6 in Las
Mexico and by Germany's BWW. ADRA’s job on a crucible Mittal Steel
on-the-job road accidents and Vegas. Representatives from OSHA
repair project where diamond tools were required to cut graphite without
injuries. will be present to answer any ques-
the use of water. BWW’s job involved a large roll mill replacement project
Cities and towns everywhere are tions attendees have that relate to the
with severe time constraints to finish the job in only 120 hours.
experiencing increased traffic due to health and safety of workers, specif-
The Diamond Award competition allows concrete sawing and drilling
the ever-growing numbers of vehi- ically those employed in the sawing
industry professionals to present their most complex and innovative proj-
cles on the road, and it is important and drilling industry segment.
ects. Entries were judged on the degree of difficulty, planning, complexity,
to take all necessary precautions to To view this Best Practice docu-
innovation and the quality of the work produced to ensure project success.
avoid collisions with other vehicles ment, visit www.csda.org and click
Following a detailed review of each entry, the judging panel representing
or pedestrians. The Defensive on the OSHA Alliance logo towards
members of various country-wide sawing and drilling association, chose the
Driving Best Practice provides saw- the bottom of the home page. For
ing and drilling operators with more information on any Best
Entries for the award came from all four corners of the globe, including
advice and tips that will help them to Practice documents, call CSDA at
sawing and drilling projects from Japan, Egypt, Russia, Canada, the UK and
remain vigilant behind the wheel and 727-577-5004 or email
the US among others. This was the first time the awards were presented out-
ensure their vehicles are road-wor- firstname.lastname@example.org.
side Germany, where the competition began in 2000. Future award competi-
thy. Adherence to the information tions will be rotated around the globe in conjunction with major exhibitions.
Stone Industry News March 2009 21
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24 March 2009 Stone Industry News
by Cleatus Claybeaugh
n late February an avid duck second fuse. Now our two rhubarb, scream and holler at
hunter and a friend go duck Rocket Scientists, afraid they the dog to stop. The dog, now The truck is blown to bits and
hunting in upper Minnesota might slip on the ice while try- apparently cheered on by his sinks to the bottom of the lake,
driving his brand new Lincoln ing to run away after lighting Master, keeps coming. Rays leaving the two idiots standing
Navigator. It is cold and the the fuse (and becoming toast, friend panics, grabs the shotgun there with "I can't believe this
lakes are frozen. As Raymond along with the Navigator), and shoots the dog. just happened" looks on their
gets near the lake he figures it decide on the following course The shotgun is loaded with faces.
has been cold enough long of action: #8 bird shot, and from this dis- The insurance company says
enough to support the heavy They light the 40 second tance, hardly big enough to stop that sinking a vehicle in a lake
automobile. He carefully drives fuse; then, with a mighty thrust, a Black Lab. by Illegal use of explosives is not
onto the ice with the new they throw the stick of dyna- The dog stops for a moment, covered by the policy. And he
Navigator complete with his mite as far away as possible. slightly confused, and then con- still had yet to make the first of
friend, their guns, and the dog, a Remember a couple of para- tinues on. Another shot, and those $860.00 monthly pay-
beautiful Black Lab Retriever. graphs back when I mentioned this time the dog, still standing, ments.
Ray and his friend decide the Navigator, the guns, and the becomes really confused and
they want to make a natural dog…? also terrified. Thinking these The dog is okay . . . doing
looking open area in the ice so Ok, let’s consider the dog; a two geniuses have gone insane, fine.
they can place decoys in the highly trained Black Lab used the dog takes off to find cover,
water and create an attraction for retrieving, especially things under the brand new Navigator And you thought Rednecks
for ducks. thrown by the owner. You The men continue to scream only live in the South...
Making a hole in the ice large guessed it; the dog takes off as they run. The red hot exhaust
enough to invite a passing duck, across the ice at a high rate of pipe on the truck touches the
they reasoned, would require speed and grabs the stick of dog's rear end; he yelps, drops
more power that the average dynamite with the burning 40- the dynamite under the truck
drill auger could produce. So, second fuse just as it hits the ice. and takes off after his master.
Ray drags a stick of dynamite The two men swallow, blink,
from the back of the new start waving their arms and, Then” "" "" "" ""
Navigator. He inserts a short 40 with veins in their necks BOOOOOOOOOOOOM ""
swelling to resemble stalks of "" "" "“! ! !
Stone Industry News March 2009 25
NCCER Announces 2009 Board Of Trustees
he National Center for contributing contractors, owners, Gaylor Inc.; Jerry Gorski, Gorski About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-
and NCCER partnering associa- Engineering; Dr. Ray Issa, profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation
tions. All trustees are recognized University of Florida M.E. Rinker created by the construction industry to
and Research (NCCER) develop standardized curriculum with
has elected Rick Graves, senior for their expertise in construction Sr. School of Building
portable credentials and to help
vice president of operations of or construction-related issues and Construction; Andy Johnson, address the skilled construction work-
Fluor Enterprises Inc., Dallas, serve a one- to three-year term. KBR; Andy Jones, Shell force shortage. NCCER is recognized
Texas, as its 2009 board of trustees Additional 2009 board of Downstream Inc.; James Jordan, by the industry as the training, assess-
chairman. Graves will succeed trustees members include: Alan MEDCO; Walter Lisiewski, ment, certification, and career devel-
Burton, Cianbro Corporation; Jacobs Field Services North opment standard for the construction,
Steve Halverson, president of The
Keith Byrom, Precision America Inc.; Carl McColey, maintenance, and pipeline craft profes-
Haskell Company, Jacksonville, sional. For more information, visit
Fla. Carole Bionda, vice president Resources; Ed Cassady, BE&K; DuPont; David Mielke, M.W.
www.nccer.org or contact NCCER cus-
of legal and personnel, NOVA Wayne Crew, Construction Mielke Inc.; Chip Reid, Current tomer service at 888.622.3720..
Group, Napa, Calif., will serve as Industry Institute; Ivan Builders; Gerry Sprentall, Intel;
the 2009 NCCER vice chairman. Crossland, Crossland and Jonathan Yarbrough,
NCCER’s board of trustees Construction; Tim Ely, Beacon ExxonMobil.
consists of representatives from Electric Company; John Gaylor,
Crane Operator Certification Program
Accredited By ANSI
he National Center for "Having our crane operator Written assessments are promoting and facilitating voluntary
program receive ANSI accredita- administered throughout the consensus standards and conformity
tion is a remarkable achievement country by NCCER Accredited assessment systems, and safeguarding
and Research announces their integrity. ANSI is the official U.S.
the Crane Operator Certification for our organization," said Don Assessment Centers meeting the
representative to the International
Program: Industrial/All Purpose, Whyte, NCCER president. "It crane endorsement requirements, Organization for Standardization and,
Rough Terrain/All Terrain, and further validates that our program and the practical examinations are via the U.S. National Committee, the
Rubber Tire Truck Mount has meets the highest professional cer- given by certified practical exam- International Electrotechnical
received accreditation by the tification standards for crane iners. Practical examiner certifica- Commission. ANSI is also a member of
operators across the industry." tion workshops are administered the International Accreditation Forum
American National Standards
Institute (ANSI). The crane certi- The Crane Operator by NACB.
About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-
fication program is a collaboration Certification Program identifies One of the unique features of
profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation
of NCCER, North American individuals with the professional this program is on-demand test- created by the construction industry to
Crane Bureau (NACB), and knowledge and skills worthy of ing. The program is structured so develop standardized curriculum with
Prov™. being designated as certified crane a crane operator can take the writ- portable credentials and to help
“I would like to extend our operators. It includes both writ- ten assessment and practical address the skilled construction work-
congratulations on this significant ten assessments and practical examination and receive results force shortage. NCCER is recognized
examinations that meet or exceed back the same day. An operator's by the industry as the training, assess-
achievement,” said Vijay Krishna,
current ASME B30.5 consensus certification is good for five years. ment, certification, and career devel-
program manager for ANSI opment standard for the construction,
Personnel Certification safety standards, as well as OSHA
maintenance, and pipeline craft profes-
1910 standards, for mobile crane Founded in 1918, the American
Accreditation. “ANSI looks for- sional. For more information, visit
operators. Assessments are avail- National Standards Institute is a 501
ward to a continued partnership (c)(3) not-for-profit organization,
www.nccer.org or contact NCCER cus-
and is thrilled to have NCCER as able in four categories: telescopic tomer service at 888.622.3720..
whose mission is to enhance both the
an ANSI Accredited Personnel boom, lattice boom, boom truck, global completitiveness of the U.S.
Certification Program.” and industrial/all-purpose cranes. business and the U.S. quality of life by
26 March 2009 Stone Industry News
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8’ stone planer with new hydro drive All offers considered. Contact
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7’ stone turn over unit, electric, 2/09
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Equipment located in Pittsburgh InterMac 4000 & 2300 for parts.
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3/09 All offers considered. Contact
Steve 231.838.9603 or
1999 Park Wizard II - Radial Arm firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polisher with standard tooling. 2/09
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along with various supports.
Comanduli (2) Speedy System 2001 All offers considered. Contact 2007 Marmo LCV711 Under 100
and 2002 (Ogee, square, bevel & Steve 231.838.9603 or hours of use. Seven polishing heads HELP WANTED
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Bridge saw, 2001 with rotating head. 2/09 industry. Four sets of pads included. Quarry Manager / Foreman – A dimen-
A-Frame and other machines. Selling because it is under utilized in sional stone quarry in SE Michigan
Call 305-477-6423 or e-mail Bank Owned Stone Machinery: Denver our small shop of two. Machine is is searching for a well qualified man-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Quota CNC less than a year old, up and running in southeastern ager of operations for quarry and
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NEW. Woods Power Grip Tilt/lift and straight runs fast. $34,000 must have prior experience to
Comandulli Omega 60 stone polishing NEW. Schubert Environmental Call Eric @ 262-227-7449 include quarry operations, MSHA
conveyor belt machine available in Micoclean Recycle System used only 2/09 regulations, personnel, product,
Los Angeles, CA. Purchased new in a few months. See www.valkenbur- sales/marketing, quality control,
November 2004. Operational and gauction.com for more details. LT55 Laser digitizer and digitizing arm maintenance and product develop-
available for on-site inspection. 2/09 with HPIPAQ in great condition. ment. If you qualify and have
Asking $60,000.00. Please call $7,000 firm. 10,000 lb. Hyster fork- serious interest please send
Andrew (818) 577-5723 for further 2003 Comandulli Syntheses Toro 100 lift boom for lifting bundles and
DX - Runs right to left, 3,661 work- inquiries in confidence to
details and info. slabs etc. $1,700. Contact Pete at email@example.com.
3/09 ing hours, 30,562 working meters. (541) 690-6636.
Asking $140,000.00. Purchaser to 3/09
2004 Park Industries Wizard Deluxe. provide machine movers and truck- We are a Stone Restoration ,
Like new very low hours all. All tool- ing services. For more info and pic- Achilli Stone Cutter 230 Volt 11’ Preservation, Maintenance, and
ing included. MUST SELL $16,000 tures please contact Alex Llanos at Phase 3, Sawing Machine Model Cleaning service company. Business
Contact Robert at (519) 966-5721. (818) 767-0000. AFR/300A-CE, Year of Manufacturing serves the New York Metro Region
3/09 2/09 2005, only used 4 months. Paid (Westchester County, Fairfield
$16,975, but it can be yours at a County, CT., and Manhattan) and
Stealth CMS 7200 BVH Gregg Gorbel 5 ton Jib Crane, Span 20 Ft, 50% savings, only $8,487. Stone
Template Digitizer, new $9,500. Sell Height under boom 20 Ft, Mast Boston; one of the most lucrative
Cutter located in Spokane markets in the country. We have
for $2,800 or $3,400 and laptop. Diameter 30", Motorized rotation, Washington. Please call Brian
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Layton at 509-998-1050. ventures or partnerships with our
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MicroScribe 3DXL Digitizer. No soft- Chuck @ 502-363-3871 x101. 203.426.0885.
ware. Like New. $700. Contact 2/09 www.hartzstone.com.
Steve 231.838.9603 or 2/09
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Armadillo Quarry Re-Opened
and owner of the original time to step up and provide clients ing limestone for most of the areas of quarries producing Cream lime-
Armadillo Quarry leases with another option. His 2001 premier building projects and stone. Other top grade limestone
land to re-open as acquisition and operation of homes for almost a century. quarries produce Lueders, West
Continental Cream Quarries, LLC Continental Quarries, Inc. quarry- Numerous limestone quarries now Texas Cream and Hadrian among
a Texas Limestone Cream Quarry ing Lueders Limestone, brings operate in the Central Texas area. others giving the building industry
creating another source for the expertise and understanding full There are a variety of uses for lime- additional resources for their next
widely used ” Cordova” Cream circle. stone. Cut Limestone projects.
Limestone. The rock and quarry industries This quarry is unique in this
Acutely aware of the current of Travis and Williamson counties area due to its history and the qual- About Continental Cream Quarries, LLC
grew from the Early Anglo Period ity of the raw material. The lime- Continental Cream Quarries, LLC pro-
economic affairs, Rob Teel,
of 1830-1844. Land Use and stone must be consistent and avail- vides Texas Cream and Shell Limestone
President of Continental Cream
Cultural Change along the able in depth to produce large blocks; facilitates slabbing with
Quarries, LLC, has over 20 years Continental Cut Stone Inc. and has
experience producing architectural Balcones Escarpment 1718-1986 , blocks required for elements such
landscape and sculptural blocks avail-
cut limestone elements for Cream E. Charles Palmer, pg. 154. The as columns, balustrade and sur- able. Contact Rob Teel, 254 793-2329,
Limestone projects through his cut Balcones Escarpment, a fault zone rounds. with your inquiries.
stone mill, Continental Cut Stone, that runs from the Del Rio area to Continental Cream Quarries
Inc. He believes this is the right near Waco has lent itself to provid- will now be added to the short list
Trotec USA Announces Year-End Sale On Two Of
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