November 2019 Article Archives

2020 District Trustee Nominees

Congratulations to the 2020 District Trustee Nominees for even numbered districts. These nominees will be installed at the upcoming MBUniversity2020 Conference in Athens, GA on February 8, 2020.

District 02 – Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Bryan Poirier, Quincy Memorials, Inc., President

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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.

There are times when cost is not the most important factor in a decision. When you only get one chance to get it right, a professional can make all the difference.

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.