Strong leaders cultivate excellent team members that support each other and, in turn, support the business. These individuals combine their talents to grow an organization, the communities in which they operate and their industry as a whole.
Amanda McMillan and Jon Kaplan are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Duan Coqui
April 12, 2020
A fast-moving storm cut across Middle Tennessee, dropping tornadoes that roared up to 165 mph. The disaster took 25 lives and destroyed structures across four counties. Among the devastation, Stone World TN's business was wiped out in minutes. Please consider sending your support for those employees no longer capable of supporting their families during this tragic time.
I was in awe of the elaborate strategic plan the leadership team and I just produced. After three dedicated days of planning and brainstorming, we had seven pages of strategic initiatives to serve our business well for the next 36 months. What made it so impressive was also why it didn't work.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It’s always hard getting back into the swing of things after having a nice long break, but I’m excited about some of the new things we are launching here at Stone World in 2020.
As we approach the beginning of a new year, and a new decade, we are encouraging all of our Rockhead members to take a close look into their business and identify key areas of focus that will allow them to plan and scale their business based on present or potential economic cycles.
It’s hard to believe that we are officially in the holiday season and wrapping up 2019. What a year it has been. From the ramifications of tariffs on Chinese imports to new silica regulations to an update on the ANSI/NSC 373 Natural Stone Sustainability Standard, there has been a flurry of activity in our industry.
Stone World’s “Industry Perspective” column has revolving articles by the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA), The Natural Stone Institute (NSI), and the Rockhead Group offering insight into the workings of each organization, and their place within the industry.
In this issue of Stone World magazine, we learn about the sourcing process of some of the most well-known Brazilian stones as well as a roundup of the most popular Brazilian stones on the market. We also learn the process for cutting different alternative materials to prevent any cracking!