Stone World Magazine: Vol. 34, № 1 (January 2017)

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On the Cover:

Rock of Ages has supplied its premium Bethel White granite for the new Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) tower in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The signature building is ranked the second tallest in the city and 42nd highest in the world. Approximately 1,000 blocks of the material was used for the exterior facade, as well as interior applications.

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design: Vol. 24, № 1 (Winter 2017)

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Homeowner and design consultant Karen Press wanted to update her kitchen to a material that would be durable for her family and clients. The 650-square-foot kitchen features seven slabs of Estatuario from Neolith's Classtone collection. The material was also book-matched under her oven hood to become the focal point of the kitchen. Story begins on page 26.

Commercial Flooring Report: Vol. 100, № 1 (The 100th Issue!!! … also Vinyl Shrinkage)

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Welcome to the 100th edition of the Commercial Flooring Report. I thank all of you for the continued support over the years and your quest for knowledge of the industry.

I want to give you a brief walk in my shoes and why we occupy such a unique, one of a kind, position. It began in 1971 when I went to work for Rochester Linoleum and Carpet in Rochester, NY, my home town, after graduating college, yes I went to college. I was schlepping in the warehouse at first, sold on the floor and then managed one of their five stores selling carpet and hard surface flooring. Not one to be content and tied down I transitioned into the carpet cleaning business, joined two associations and from there took every class I could on flooring. One of these classes was the RBI Carpet Seminar instructed by Reg Burnett. He quickly became one of my mentors. Somewhere in the 90's Reg asked me to be the author of his newsletter, called the Commercial Carpet Digest. My writing career actually be- gan with Floor Covering News with Al Wahnon, another of my mentors, with my column The Claims File which I wrote for over 26 years.