Charles G.G. Schmidt & Co. Releases New Catalog

Charles G. G. Schmidt & Co. Inc. has released a new catalog, Number 1100. This new edition contains information on tooling, accessories and machinery  for all sizes of countertop and woodworking companies. New cutters and blades for shapers, moulders, CNC routers, planers, tenoners are included in this 60 page book. … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Counter Production

Patrick McGrath began working with solid surface in 1984 as an employee of Bingley Son & Follet, one of the world’s largest Corian fabricators at the time. However, he soon recognized that the business was not operating very efficiently, so he formed a partnership with David Axworthy, another employee of … Read more

VT Stone Surfaces Now Offers Line of Quartz Surfacing

VT Stone Surfaces of Holstein, Iowa, now offers the VT Quartz line of countertops. VT Quartz is currently available in eight colors and will reportedly be expanding to 20 colors during 2014. Custom colors and patterns are also available for large projects. The quartz line features both 2cm and 3cm … Read more

NKBA Seeks Speakers for KBIS 2015 ‘Voices from the Industry’

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is calling for presentations for the Voices From The Industry Conference Series to be held during the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Jan 20 to 22. “Our 2014 Voices From The Industry presenters were very well received. We … Read more

MIA Presents Craftsman of the Year, Migliore Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced its 2013 award winners for both the Migliore Lifetime Achievement Award and Crafstman of the Year. Migliore Award Jesús González III of Marble World in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico, was awarded the 2013 Migliore Award for Lifetime Achievement. González, who has … Read more

TheSize Offers Fusion Line of Neolith Sintered Compact Surface

Neolith, sintered compact surface material by TheSize, offers its Fusion line of material, which is designed to have the appearance of natural stone, minerals and industrial materials. The line comes in 10 colors imprinted onto the material: Arena, Barro, Basalt Beige, Basalt Black, Basalt Grey, Belgian Blue, Cement, Lava, Phedra … Read more

Are Your Human Resources Being Handled Effectively?

Not only are your employees your most important business assets but they are also your most costly, so it only makes sense that your employees are managed by a team of specialists. For small countertop businesses consisting of fewer than 10 employees, you may be able to handle the specifics … Read more

Polycor Introduces Recycled Materials Hardware

Polycor Inc. introduced Pierre Habitat, a new brand of hardware that uses materials from the manufacturing processes of Vetrazzo and Polycor. Raw materials, excess granite, marble, limestone and Vetrazzo recycled glass are combined to produce unique cabinet pulls and knobs. The collection includes 10 designs available in eight metal finishes. … Read more

TylerCo Offers SLABlite Backlighting Panels

TylerCo Inc. offers SLABlite, a system for backlighting translucent materials in countertops and other applications. Suitable for backlighting onyx, translucent quartz surfacing, translucent solid surface and other translucent materials, SLABlite produces even and consistent edge to edge lighting across the whole surface. Creative lighting effects can be achieved with SLABlite’s … Read more

Annual State of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Address at KBIS

For those of you who were unable to attend KBIS 2014, or were there and missed the Annual State of the Kitchen & Bath Address, here is a video of it in its entirety shared by Cosentino. This year Francisco “Paco” Martínez-Cosentino, the chairman of Cosentino Group offered his perspective, … Read more