Colonial Saw offers 5 Models of STRIEBIG Vertical Panel Saws

    Distributed solely by Colonial Saw Company in North America, with five models of Swiss-made STRIEBIG vertical panel saws, there is a version suitable for every size shop. The saws are known for their efficiency, seam-ready cut quality and durability in the countertop fabrication industry, and standard models can even v-groove … Read more

Surfaces and Sustainability in the Home

  More and more people are choosing to go green and live as sustainable a life as possible, and one primary way to achieve this is to invest in a sustainable home. Maintaining a home includes many interconnected facets. How food and water is brought into the home can affect … Read more

MIA CEU Programs Adds New Course for Architects

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) is proud to announce that the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has approved “Natural Stone Tile: An Overview” as a CEU course available to MIA members who are part of the MIA’s CEU Program. The MIA CEU Program helps participating MIA members connect with … Read more

Buddy Rhodes, Delta Performance Products Team Up

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products and Delta Performance Products LLC announced the finalization of a partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement Delta Performance Products will assume all logistical aspects of distribution while Buddy and team will continue to develop the product line and the delivery of Information for product users. … Read more

Ideas for Upselling Granite, Quartz or Other Countertop Materials

When it comes to surfacing, it is all too easy to become complacent and just take countertop orders, rather than really put your sales expertise to use, and this is true of granite (or other natural stone), quartz surfacing, solid surface, or really any other material. Upselling can really be … Read more

MS Int’l Appoints Co-Presidents

M S International, Inc., an importer and distributor of countertops, flooring, wall tile, and landscaping products in North America, appointed Rajesh and Rupesh Shah as co-presidents of the company.   Manu and Rika Shah, founders of MSI, made the announcement at a gathering of MSI’s leadership team.   Rajesh and Rupesh, both … Read more

Grenite Receives NSF ‘Food Zone’ Certification

Grenite, an engineered stone product from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics received “food zone” certification from NSF International “Saint-Gobain’s Grenite certification underscores the company’s commitment in meeting the highest food safety standards,” said Sarah Krol, general manager of NSF International’s Food Equipment Certification Program. NSF International approved the use of Grenite as … Read more

Google to Provide Grant to U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is set to receive a $3 million grant from Google, which will be used to develop new transparency tools, engage stakeholders across the United States and support research on building materials and health. “Healthy, non-toxic building materials are a critical component in green building,” said Rick Fedrizzi, … Read more

More on Thermoforming Solid Surface

We had a lot of people email wanting more information on thermoforming solid surface. We are working on developing some articles on the topic, but in the mean time here is another video providing more insight into the process. The video is from a manufacturer of thermoforming equipment – Global … Read more

Caesarstone to Build U.S. Quartz Surfacing Plant

Caesarstone has announced that it will be opening a U.S. quartz surfacing production facility in 2014. Althought a location has not been named, the $75 million facility will eventually have two production lines for Caesarstone products, according to the company. The U.S. facility will expand the company’s production by 50 percent. The … Read more