Staron Solid Surfaces Expands LEEZA Distribution in Northeast

Samsung has appointed LEEZA Surfaces as the authorized distributor of Staron Solid Surfaces in New York and a majority portion of New Jersey. LEEZA also distributes Staron throughout Canada from its distribution centers located in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, and will service New York and New Jersey from its New … Read more

Integra Adhesives Introduces Pre-tinted Bulk Adhesive

Recognized for its high-quality, pre-colored cartridge-based adhesives, Integra Adhesives now offers a line of pre-tinted adhesive sold in 1.25 gallon containers. Available in 11 colors specific to natural stone with color match cross-references, Integra Bulk eliminates hand mixing tints and allows for consistent color matches. With a working time of … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Incounters

Incounters is a family-owned countertop fabricator that also “played a key role” in the development of PhotoTop, the popular digital measurement and templating system. The company is headquartered in Abilene, Texas, and is a founding member of the Artisan Group. However, another interesting innovation of Incounters is its system for … Read more

Evo-Lite Offers LumiSheet for Backlighting Countertops

Evo-Lite, LLC, based in Denver, has been involved with the design, integration, distribution and support of a proprietary LED integrated light panel system known as LumiSheet for more than eight years. Evo-Lite’s combined experience backlighting translucent surfaces exceeds 70 years. One of the hallmarks of Evo-Lite is that the company … Read more

MIA Hosts ‘Women in Stone’ Event

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) hosted the first gathering of its new “Women in Stone” group during Coverings 2014. This networking reception was sponsored by Polycor, while the overall initiative is also being supported by Blick Industries, Hanley Wood, OHM International, Rock of Ages, Polycor and TexaStone Quarries. The … Read more

ISFA Names New Executive Director

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced that Keith Haight has been named to replace Chuck Sawyer as executive director of the association. Sawyer, a 40-year veteran of the surfacing industry, has been executive director since 2012 and is retiring in order to enjoy more personal time with his family … Read more

MK Diamond Offers Portable Profiler

MK Diamond Products offers the MK-EZ Profiler, designed for initial shaping of tile, granite, marble and stone. This portable piece of equipment is made to provide fabrication quality performance on any jobsite. A complete range of standard profile shapes are available as accessories. Convenient access to the arbor shaft makes … Read more

How To Remove A Scratch From Granite

This video is produced by “ToolandMachineWorks,” and unfortunately, the company shares very little about itself. But the video is a pretty good one that shows the process for removing a scratch from a piece of dark granite. While the process uses Alpha Professional Tools equipment, I’m sure there are other … Read more

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Honors IceStone

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave IceStone a 2014 Environmental Quality Award. The annual award is given to businesses, non-profits, individuals and federal, state, local or tribal agencies that have created positive environmental and public health impacts in the last year. The award is a milestone for IceStone, which only … Read more