MBNA Member Profile

Kathy Spanier
Director of Marketing
Coldspring
17482 Granite West Road
Cold Spring, MN 56320-4578
United States
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(320) 685-4654
(800) 328-5040
kspanier@coldspringusa.com
www.coldspringusa.com

Company Information

Membership Type:  Manufacturer & Wholesaler
Full Time Employees:  
Part Time Employees:  9 to 15 part-time employees
Specialties:  Bronze, Bronze Memorials, Wbsite Memorials, Bronze Plaques, Columbariums, Computer Software, Cremation Benches & Niches, Design Services, Etching Equipment, Garden Items, Lettering Services, Mausoleums, Memorial Add-ons, Photo Engraving, Pictures, Sandblasting, Statuary/Sculpture, Stencil (Pre-Cut), Stone Cutting, Supplies (Shop), Tools, Vases & Urns, Custom Specialty & Turned Work
Granite Types:  Blue Granite, Black Granite, Gray Granite, Green Granite, Mahogany Granite, Pink Granite, Red Granite, Other Granite
Marble Types:  Black Marble, Pink Marble, White Marble, Other Marble
Display Type(s):  

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.

It has often been said that monument builders tell stories in stone. This is the second video in a three video series that shows how a good monument builder can tell a story in stone.

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.

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Member Type Legend:
  • Retailer – A company whose primary business Is the sales of memorials to the public.
  • Branch – A branch location of an MBNA member.
  • Manufacturer & Wholesaler Division – Any business which quarries and manufactures granite or marble for monumental purposes, and/or sells predominately North American granite at wholesale.
  • Supplier/Bronze Division – Any business which manufactures, jobs, and/or brokers supplies, goods and/ or services and bronze products for monumental purposes, and sells predominately at wholesale.
  • Associate – Any employee or person associated with any Regular member (Retailer, Manufacturer & Wholesaler or Supplier/Bronze), and/or any person providing service to or having an interest in common with the monument industry but who is, nevertheless, not otherwise eligible for Regular Membership.
  • Affiliate – Any non-profit organization, government agency, or academic or technical training institution which has an interest in the monument and memorialization industries and in the furtherance of the mission and purpose of this association.