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Based on the Stone World editorial staff's extensive travels in the field and continuous dialogue with industry principals, "Industry Insight" offers an in-depth look at various stone industry issues and solutions.

Let's Bring Families to Trade Shows

By Tim Fausch
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I was aghast the first time I visited the annual trade show known as the South Atlantic Well Water Drillers Jubilee in Myrtle Beach, S.C. When the doors to the expo hall opened, in poured hundreds of families.
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Hanging by a Thread

By Tim Fausch
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I rarely look out my seventh-floor window, but a few weeks ago a dangling window washer grabbed my attention. This guy--let’s call him Wally--was cleaning windows on a building adjacent to the one that houses BNP Media’s offices.
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Can “Junk Mail” Help Grow Your Business?

By Tim Fausch
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I miss “junk mail.” It’s true. Even though I sometimes complained when digging out from a pile of mail, I actually enjoyed opening it.
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Fortune Cookies Predict End to Recession, Housing Downturn

By Tim Fausch
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I’ve been saving fortunes from my Chinese dinners and I’m elated. Apparently, I’m in line for an incredible string of good luck. And my good fortune is your good fortune because we’re all in this downturn together.
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Katrina Revisited

By Tim Fausch
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In September 2005, the world was mesmerized by the greatest natural disaster in the history of the U.S. Most of us were glued to our favorite cable channel or Web site, watching hurricane Katrina pound the Gulf Coast without mercy.
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I See Disaster in Your Future…and That's a Good Thing

By Tim Fausch
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The word disaster conjures up many images.
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Recession-Busting Strategies Part 4 - The Top Four Ways to Motivate Your Staff

By Tim Fausch
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Many construction-related business owners and managers are aggressively managing their operations. They are cutting expenses, finding new efficiencies and improving their marketing effectiveness.
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Recession-Busting Strategies - Part 3: Four Business Groups That Help Construction Pros Succeed

By Tim Fausch
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Despite the construction downturn, now might be the best time to join a professional association or organization. Doing so might provide you with marketing advantages that your competitors won’t have.
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Recession-Busting Strategies for Construction Pros -Part 2: Your Top 10 Marketing Investments

By Tim Fausch
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Now is the perfect time to rebalance your marketing efforts.
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Recession-Busting Strategies for Construction Pros - Part I: Four Ways Your Competitors Out-Promote You

By Tim Fausch
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Many of your competitors will survive this recession, but only a handful will grow stronger. How in the world are they doing it?
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As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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