Rack Engineering Division Introduces Vertical Slab Storage Unit

Rack Engineering Division, a manufacturer of heavy-duty storage solutions and material handling products, recently released information about the newest addition to its product offering, the Vertical Slab Storage unit. Rack Engineering Division’s NEW Vertical Slab Storage unit easily and safely stores slabs of marble, stone or granite. Materials can be … Read more

USITC To Continue Investigations of Turkish, Indian Quartz Surface

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined June 24 that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States … Read more

Xiasil Launches New Stone & Stainless Steel Sealer

Xiasil Incorporated launched a new product that is changing the way people seal and polish natural stone surfaces and stainless steel. The product, SimpleCoat, is made of a proprietary formula free of chemical solvents, water, petroleum distillates, BPA, parabens, phthalates, VOCs, fragrance, or dyes. It is 100 percent non-toxic and … Read more

Investindustrial Acquires Majority Share in Neolith

An investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VI L.P. has signed a partnership agreement with the current owners of Neolith, Jesus and Jose Luis Esteve. This partnership was initiated to support the next phase of development of the Neolith brand. Although Investindustrial will acquire a majority shareholding in the Company, the Esteve … Read more

Fabricator Spotlight: Metro Stone Works – Trends and Fabrication for the Laundry Room

  We asked Nicholas Powers, partner for Metro Stone Works, a family-owned and operated fabricator in Northern Virginia, what they are seeing in laundry rooms today and how fabrication is trending in this design space. Are laundry rooms trending for you?   We have noticed that laundry room countertops are trending … Read more

Video: Safety for Customers Viewing Slabs

Safety is always at the forefront in the industry and providing for the safety of your customers is no exception. Here we have a great video from the Natural Stone Institute that may be shown to customers visiting your facility. The video explains some of the safety issues they may … Read more

Caesarstone Announces Global Growth Acceleration Plan; 7% Workforce Cut

Caesarstone Ltd., an Israel-based developer and manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, recently announced its Global Growth Acceleration Plan, which includes a 7 percent cut to its global workforce. The restructuring came as the company announced a net loss of $405,000 on revenues of $128.1 million in this year’s first quarter. Caesarstone executives … Read more

Weha Introduces New Material Handling Equipment

Weha has recently made two new introductions to its offering of material handling equipment; the T-31 Anchor Machine and the Cut Stone Trolley. The Weha T-31 Anchor Machine does not require the stone to be flipped over to cut the Anchor Slots. Once the counter top or vanity is on … Read more

Federal Brace Expands Hammam Lavatory Support Line

Federal Brace has expanded its Hammam Lavatory Support line with a smaller, more versatile version of the bracket. The design of the Hammam provides sturdy support while remaining unseen behind a floating vanity or under a floating counter. With the addition of the 20-x24-in. Hammam, now you have flexibility in height … Read more

USITC Affirms Chinese Quartz Antidumping & Countervailing Duties, Not Retroactive

Today, June 11, 2019, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC)  determined that the U.S. quartz surfacing industry was materially injured by reason of imports of quartz surface products from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined are subsidized and dumped on the U.S. market at less … Read more