Once again, Salem Stone has released The Edge, its quarterly newsletter designed for successful stone fabricators. The publication contains articles covering topics such as strategies for operating a successful business and information on new products and their importance in the stone industry. Additionally, it also includes a news sections, complete with a calendar of events featuring upcoming trade shows and Stone World's fabrication workshops. One article in this edition of the newsletter, â€œTo Rod or Not to Rod,â€ by Fred Hueston, takes a look at the pros and cons of rodding, and the controversy over whether it really provides strength or if it weakens the stone. Hueston also highlights considerations, preparations and techniques for rodding granite countertops. Another article called â€œGetting a Grip,â€ by Joe Landsverk, illustrates how to efficiently use a vacuum to lift and transport stone. It also explains how choosing the appropriate vacuum lifter can save time and increase profits by reducing worker fatigue and injuries, and by creating a more productive and cost-effective work environment. In addition, the newsletter contains a section called â€œMoney Making/Saving Innovations From: Diamut,â€ which is featured in each issue.
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In the December 2016 issue, we look at some highlights of the Marmo+Mac 2016, and the new renovations of the Freemasons' Hall in London, England. We also present some new products, technology updates, machine of the month, and stone of the month.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.