How to Be a Sought-After Contractor

Recently, Western Specialty Contractors, the self-appointed largest specialty contractor group in the nation, released an article titled How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Selecting Your Contractor. This is not only great information for consumers but also for contractors. This article is perfect for contractors, showing you a few great ways … Read more

Video: Fabricating Wilsonart’s New Thinscape Product

A few months ago, Wilsonart introduced its new Thinscape product, a new material designed to meet emerging trends in the United States, largely originating in Europe, for thin countertops. The composite material is made up of papers and resins to achieve an overall thickness of 1/2 in. This construction allows … Read more

Natural Stone Council Updates Sustainability Standard

The Natural Stone Council – a collaboration of natural stone trade associations to promote the use of natural stone in commercial, residential, government, institutional, educational, and all types of applications interior and exterior – announced updates to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSC 373). NSF International’s National Center for Sustainability Standards facilitated … Read more

Wilsonart Completes Acquisition of Technistone

Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces recently completed the acquisition of Technistone, a.s. headquartered just outside of Prague in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. Technistone is a world-leading manufacturer of quartz stone that has specialized in the industry for more than 20 years and exports quartz slabs to more than 75 countries worldwide on … Read more

CMA Announces 2020 National Conference Closing Keynote Speaker

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announced that Dominic Rubino will be the closing keynote speaker at the organization’s 2020 national conference, which will be held March 4-6 in St. Charles, Illinois. A professional speaker, facilitator, author and business coach, Dominic Rubino is dedicated to helping woodworking professionals work less and earn more. … Read more

Silicosis Among Stone Fabricators More Widespread Than Previously Believed

At the end of September, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report showing that stone fabricators suffering from silicosis are more numerous than has previously been believed. A total of 18 cases of silicosis, including two fatalities have now been reported across four states: California, Colorado, Texas … Read more

New IceStone Incorporates Permanently Treated Sealing Technology

IceStone and concrete countertops in general are naturally porous. NEW IceStone however, incorporates a new permanently treated sealing technology that enhances IceStone, making it a high level performing surface. New IceStone has been tested on the toughest staining agents including mustard, coffee, vinegar, black markers and lemons, and it has … Read more

Meganite Introduces Acrymed

AcryMed by Meganite is an advanced antimicrobial acrylic solid surface material designed for use in healthcare environments. AcryMed has antimicrobial protection integrated into the solid surface sheet during production, protecting the product itself against stain and odor causing bacteria. AcryMed is certified in accordance with ISO 22196 and JIS Z … Read more

Alpha Professional Tools Introduces New Wet Blade Cutting Kit

Alpha Professional Tools® has introduced the newest addition to its Wet Blade Cutting Kit line-up. The WBC9KIT is designed for the easy conversion of large grinders into a wet cutting tool with a water feed system. The Alpha® WBC9KIT fits on most 7- and 9-in. high-speed angle grinders. It allows … Read more

Hexagon Furthers Strategic Relationship with Procore

Hexagon’s Geosystems division announced plans to further cooperate with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software, to bring more efficiencies to the building construction industry. The developing relationship between the two organisations focuses on linking Hexagon’s reality capture, measurement and digital construction positioning solutions and Procore’s suite of construction … Read more