In an age where many Americans idolize professional sports figures, who make millions of dollars to play a game, some of the real “heroes” can often be overlooked. This is especially true of some of the men and women in the Armed Forces - both here at home and abroad.
By now, a lot of you know that I am not at all ashamed to share my “screw-ups” and mistakes with the readers of Stone World Magazine. This also transcends to the attendees of Stone World’s Stone Fabrication Workshops, which take place throughout the year across the U.S. (www.stoneworld.com/fabworkshops). Mistakes can occur because a fabricator is improperly prepared and informed, or because they have simply made the wrong choice. However, all mistakes are opportunities to learn from. As the saying goes, “If we don’t learn from it, we are bound to repeat it.”
I recently had the opportunity to go out on a rather unique project inspection, with some totally unexpected scenario conditions that I just had to share with everyone. Hopefully, for the majority of our readers, this has not happened to you, but I’m sure that a few of my fellow fabricators will shake your heads in agreement.
In this issue of Stone World, we take a look at several U.S. stone producers. Among them is Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK. The owner of the quarry has transitioned his business through the years to keep up with market demand.