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Green Honored with MIA Award

LAS VEGASJ. Vic Green, a veteran of more than five decades in the natural-stone industry, is the 2007 laureate of the Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Marble Institute of America (MIA).
Green, president and CEO of VIC International Corp. in Powell, Tenn., accepted the award at the annual MIA Awards Luncheon on Oct. 19 during StonExpo in Las Vegas.

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Arizona School Up and Running

GILBERT, Ariz. – The AZ School of Rock, a new independent hands-on learning source for the natural-stone trade, is now accepting students for its first set of classes.
 “We give our students opportunities to learn new techniques, gather information and improve their skills as professionals in our industry,” says owner Kevin M. Padden. “By being an independent training institution, we can focus totally on helping our students gain confidence in their abilities – without a high-pressure sales pitch aimed at making them buy tools and equipment that they may not need.”

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