March 2018 Article Archives

Have the Talk of a Lifetime

 

Monument Builders of North America is a member of FAMIC, association providing the Have the Talk program.

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MBNA Elects New Board of Trustees

MBNA held it’s 2018 MBUniversity Conference on February 24-25 in Irving Texas at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel.  On Saturday, new officers and district trustees were installed as a part of their Annual Business Meeting. New officers and officers advancing into positions included:

 

Ken Reeson, AICA of Summit Memorials, Ltd., in Edmonton, AB Canada stepped down from his role as Vice President after serving the association for the past 2 years.

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2017 Aspire to Success Awards!

The 2017 Aspire to Success Awards were announced just last weekend at the MBUniversity Conference in Irving, Texas! This year there were three winners; all of which were very involved in their community and made a positive impact in unique ways. Be sure to keep an eye out on the website, in MBNews and on social media for more details and to view the entries!

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2018 MBNA Design Awards

This years' MBNA Design Contest was quite a success! After receiving more entries than ever before, the convention attendees were almost drooling over the quality of work that was submitted. The following winners were announced at the 2018 MBUniversity conference that was held in Irving, Texas just last weekend. You will soon find the entries on the website and social media sites! 

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Enrich your holiday season by honoring the people that have shaped your life.

One of the most iconic tools of a stone mason is the square-tipped chisel used to break stone in a straight line. This video shows the centuries-old process of rock pitching.

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.