Sell Your White Granite Countertops

Granite is a very popular selection for modern countertops, but the trend has always been in darker colors. White granite is becoming increasingly well known, and the tips in this video from Edenhall Kitchens in Southampton, Penn., can be passed on to your prospective customers in order to make that … Read more

Reduce the Strain in Manual Material Handling

The leading cause of disabling injuries in the construction industry is overexertion. More than one-third of all workers’ compensation claims in construction, including specialty trades, are accounted by this factor. While sudden trauma injuries, such as falls, have a fast onset, overexertion can be caused by repeatedly handling materials improperly, … Read more

Alpha Professional Tools Introduces Ecoguard W6

Alpha Professional Tools® has introduced the newest addition to its Ecoguard Dust Collection line up. The Ecoguard W6 is designed for collecting dust and debris when using a high-speed angle grinder with a vacuum. The Alpha Ecoguard W6 fits on most 4-1/2-, 5- and 6- in. angle grinders. This unique … Read more

Vadara Quartz Launches 21 New Colors

Vadara has curated a collection of 21 new colors as part of their natural stone-style quartz offering. The launch of the Elements of Design 2020 collection features an elevated, yet minimalistic aesthetic that’s specifically made for modern living. Drawing from the four core elements of design, Vadara has made it … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Adds to Resource Library

Eighteen new “Queries & Quandaries” articles have been added to the Natural Stone Resource Library. Authored by Natural Stone Institute Technical Director Chuck Muehlbauer, the articles originally appeared in the association’s member newsletter, The Cutting Edge. A wide variety of topics are covered in these articles, including tolerances, stone anchors, … Read more

Park Industries Introduces SABERjet XP CNC SawJet

Park Industries has introduced the new SABERjet™ XP CNC SawJet. The  SABERjet XP  is specifically designed to cut ultra-compact, quartzite, and porcelain materials and powers up with the industry-leading 27 hp saw arbor. According to the company, when paired with the new Hypertherm® predictive maintenance 50 hp or 60 hp waterjet … Read more

NAHB Projects 25-Point Drop in Interest Rates

At the end of July, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its short-term funds rate by 25 basis points to a rate of 2.25 percent, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Although the housing market is facing affordability issues from prospective homebuyers, the new rate … Read more

Antolini Presents New Exclusive Stone

Antolini has recently added Noir Blanc to its collection of Exclusive Stone. The company described Noir Blanc as an expression of natural elegance, drawn from the rarest quarries. Like peering down on the gentle waves of a moonlit ocean, the white textures dance softly in the wind. Mother Nature knows … Read more

OSHA Requests Information on Table 1 of the Silica Standard for Construction

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks … Read more

MSI Releases New Q Colors

MSI has released two new Q Premium Natural Quartz colors; Soapstone Mist and Soapstone Metropolis. Soapstone Mist features long, delicate white veins in a neutral dove-gray Q. Soapstone Metropolis is a neutral slate-gray Q with subtle white veining throughout. According to the company, this easy-care quartz is suitable for a variety of applications … Read more