I went through university in Utrecht - MS in Biochemistry. Then I had to
choose between the compulsory military service of ~20 months, or go to
the US and work as a lab technician with the work counting for a PhD back
in Holland. Simple choice. Once in Boston, there was no going back. In
76 we moved to the NY City area, where I still work now (lab is in the
VA, appointment is at Cornell Medical College.
Translation: "It's not the same 'liberators' who are now in Iraq"
I think that for many the spirit is the same as for those who fought in
WWII. Contrary to Vietnam, the soldiers in Iraq have mostly chosen the
soldier life for themselves and I honor them for that.
Cheers to you too!
BTW, I had to look up your company. We chose Silestone for our kitchen
counter when we remodeled 5 years ago. In our former house we had a
Corian bathroom counter, and I didn't like how that suffered from a
serviceman's cigarette. Any reason you don't advertise that?
That is an easy repair a simple cigarette burn should sand out rather
I do promote DuPont Corian...except that it's a tough sell... pricey
compared to other acrylic solid surface products like Wilsonart, Staron,
Silestone? Been there, done that. Home Depot sells it now (as of 4 years
ago) and I like selling Hanstone off Silestone quotes.
Several reasons: Hanstone is properly serviced by a Canadian distributor
from whom I already buy Staron. Silestone is serviced from Detroit MI,
not always the speed of service I like. The fabricator of Hanstone also
does my granite. It is a nice fit. Besides, Hanstone has better
colours...(I have to say that now..*G* Many are very similar to
There are a lot of quartz kids on the block, Silestone has done a
fabulous job in marketing. Hanstone has one price for all their colours,
the others (Silestone, Cambria, Zodiaq, Technistone, FormicaStone, etc)
all have 'groups'... different prices for different colours...that's a
But... business is business. When one of my contractors' architects
spec's Corian or Silestone, I am always happy to oblige..*S*
For direct retail, I like my exclusives.
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