During the week of January 24, distributors, fabricators and stone professionals will be attending the Polycor Georgia Marble Grand Open House in Tate, GA, in conjunction with G&L Distributors and Stone Connection. Patrick Perus, president of Polycor Georgia Marble and vice president of sales and marketing of Polycor Holdings, will be the host. Guests will receive a complete guided tour of the production facilities and installations, and they will also visit the Dimension Stone operations and the Georgia Marble quarry. For more information on attending the event, contact Patrick Perus at Georgia Marble, 200 Georgia Marble Lane, Tate, Georgia, 30177; Phone: 800-334-0122; E-mail:patrick.perus@polycor.com.

Schechner Lifson Corp. has announced that, effective immediately, the MYSTIC insurance program has formed a new alliance with The St. Paul/Travelers insurance company. All members will have access to the carrier's financial products, such as employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability and workplace violence. In addition, all policyholders will receive free access to a Web-based human resource loss control department. They will be able to review hiring and firing procedures, download sample forms and employee manuals - all in an effort to reduce the chance of loss. For more information, visit www.saferocks.com, or call Marc Rosenkrantz at 800-475-0826 (in New Jersey) or 800-279-9360 (in the rest of the U.S.).

Any questions regarding Newsline, contact: Newsline Editor, Stone World, 210 Route 4 East, Suite 311, Paramus, NJ 07652; Fax: 201-291-9002; E-mail: michael@stoneworld.com.