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Save Money with the 2017-2018 Coupon Book!

Membership in MBNA is a long term investment. Benefits like education, networking and legislative monitoring don’t show immediate dividends like other benefit programs do. Many members are looking for one thing...ROI, Return on Investment.

MBNA’s Annual Coupon Booklet is the fastest way for you to see a concrete ROI. Each year, MBNA solicits members of the Manufacturer & Wholesaler Division and the Supplier/Bronze Division for coupon offers with a target value of $100. Without fail, the industry’s top suppliers offer incredible discounts on their goods and services to loyal MBNA members who renew their membership and new members who join the association every year. Many retailers have reported savings of $500 – $1000 from this benefit alone!

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Have You Renewed Your Membership?

Have You Renewed Your Membership?

July 1st marks the start of a brand new membership year for the Monument Builders of North America and the first round of dues renewal invoices head out at the start of May!  To continue enjoying all of the membership benefits you love, you’ll need to renew your membership tout de suite!

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It's difficult to imagine the incredible amount of work that goes into creating a memorial. This video shows brief scenes from several steps of the process.

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.

Diamond etching is the process of creating a picture with thousands of impact marks from a diamond-tipped chisel. This old-world technique creates a long-lasting picture that is actually engraved into stone.