Nano-Crystallized Glass: What Are Your Thoughts?

We recently received an email, here at, asking for information on a relatively new surfacing product. This product is commonly referred to as nano-crystallized glass, but it is also known as nano-crystal stone or nonporous marmoglass. After checking the usual sources, we found little readily available information on it, … Read more

Moraware Releases Major Software Update

Moraware recently announced a major update to its CounterGo software, which allows countertop fabricators and authorized account users to design and quote jobs in just a few minutes. Moraware is one of the leading manufacturers of software for the countertop fabrication industry, and it has helped fabricators with more than … Read more

Traditional Job Descriptions Don’t Attract Top Talent: Define Success for Qualified Candidates

By Brad Remillard A recent research study identified the ten biggest mistakes companies make when hiring. The study included more than 130 companies ranging in size and from a wide variety of industries. The number one hiring mistake made was rather surprising and one rarely even considered by most companies. … Read more

Caesarstone Partners with IKEA

Caesarstone, Israel-based quartz surfacing producer, has entered into an agreement with IKEA US to serve as the retail company’s exclusive non-laminate countertop vendor, conducting operations in 38 stores in 22 states. Caesarstone will source, finish and distribute countertop products, including its quartz surfacing as well as other materials. The implementation … Read more

ISFA Seeks Public Comment on Quartz, Solid Surface Standards

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is seeking public comment on new quartz surfacing classification and standards developed in cooperation with industry representatives. It is also seeking public comment on updates to its established solid surface classification and standards which were also created in cooperation with various industry representatives. The … Read more

C.H. Briggs Opens New Solid Surface and Quartz Distribution Center

C.H. Briggs Company, distributor of interior and specialty building products, opened a new 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution center in Norcross, Georgia. The Norcross facility will stock and ship DuPont Corian solid surface and Zodiaq quartz surfacing sheet products and accessories. “Our decision to expand is the result of continued strong … Read more

Dynabrade Introduces Random Orbit Rotary Sander Line

Dynabrade offers a line of Dynorbital Silver Supreme Random Orbital Sanders, suitable for horizontal or flat high-production use on solid surface, wood, composites, plastic, fiberglass, metal and other materials.   The 12,000-RPM, American-made sanders come in 3-, 3.5-, 5- and 6-in.-dia. models, all of which include a premium, low-profile urethane weight-mated sanding … Read more

MIA Accreditation Program Experiences Heavy Growth

The Marble Institute of America’s (MIA) Accreditation Program has experienced its most active quarter of growth since the program’s first three months in existence, According to a recent release by the association. Activity in the commercial arena has been especially encouraging and is a sign that the economic conditions that … Read more

Fabricator Profile: The Granite Guys – Turning Customers into Promoters

The Granite Guys, located in Alberta, Canada, was founded nine years ago by Ken and Loma Usselman. They had already owned Call Canadian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. for more than a decade, but they recognized that the granite countertop market was underserved in the area. Soon after opening their new business, they realized … Read more

Cosentino Opening Second Major Hub and Distribution Center

Cosentino is opening a new major U.S. hub in Hampton, Va., this month. The Cosentino Northeast Hub will become the second central logistics and receiving facility for the company, which manufactures Silestone quartz surfacing and other natural and engineered stone materials. Located at 2301 Aluminum Ave., the hub will have … Read more