MSI Sponsors Home for the Holidays Showhouse

MSI, a North American Supplier of premium quartz, natural stone, porcelain, ceramic and luxury vinyl tile, is a Silver Sponsor for the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Home for the Holidays Showhouse. Not only is MSI a proud sponsor for this much-anticipated annual event, several MSI products are used throughout the … Read more

Parson Adhesives Introduces ChromaLok

ChromaLok is a line of high quality color matched adhesive specially designed for the surfacing industry. These adhesive are available in more than 45 colors and specifically designed for laminating, V-grooving, mitering and integral mounted sinks and bowls. According to the company advantages of ChromaLok adhesives include: Adhesive supplied in … Read more

Video: Solid Surface Cove Routing and Sanding

This video put out by fabricator Olive Mill, in California, shows the basics of how to route and sand a solid surface, cove countertop. The video begins with a fully fabricated countertop with the cove insert and backsplash glued up for the purposes of time. The demonstrator uses a specialty … Read more

Stone Services Group Directs Debut of Hot Sauce Software System

The newly formed Stone Services Group (SSG) has announced its immediate engagement with Ignite Consulting Group (ICG) to sell and market ICG’s industry-specific selling software, Hot Sauce. SSG is a fabricator-focused services company that partners with countertop fabricators to implement new tools and processes that grow sales and increase profits. … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory from OSHA

Although cold stress is not usually a hazard for countertop fabricators, winter weather provides obstacles for everyone in any business that requires travel. Installers must often drive in snow or have snow removed from their place of business. Of course, fabricators cannot control roadway conditions, but they can promote safe … Read more

Coldspring Receives Recognition of Excellence Award

Coldspring®, a quarrier and fabricator of natural stone and bronze manufacturing in North America, was recognized by Xcel Energy for its outstanding achievements in energy efficiency. Xcel Energy presented the “Recognition of Excellence Award” to Coldspring at the utility’s annual Energy Solutions Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Recognition … Read more

BLANCO Earns Product Innovation Award

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, has earned an Architectural Products Magazine Product Innovation Award (PIA) for its QUATRUS®R15 ERGON Apron Super Single stainless steel sink. Now in their ninth year, the PIA awards honor innovation in the development of buildings-related products and are judged by … Read more

Remodeling Industry Experiences Continued Growth

Early this month, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), in conjunction with John Burns Real Estate Consulting, released the Third Quarter Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI), which shows positive growth in the remodeling industry. Scores that are above 50 indicate growth while those below show decreased activity, and … Read more

Federal Brace Debuts Versa Bracket

Federal Brace has debuted the newest addition and comprehensive solution for mounting of commercial work surfaces, counters and reception areas. The Versa Bracket is the Swiss Army Knife of commercial counter support. Utilize this bracket for retrofit over pre-existing fascia by mounting through the down flange into the front of … Read more

Antolini Introduces Black Ice Linen

Antolini has added a variety of new textures to its Textures+ collection. The company’s latest introduction is Exclusive Stone: Black Ice, outfitted with the “Linen” texture. Antolini’s description of the stone is as follows: Immersed in the deep universe’s darkness, millions of comets and asteroids pierce through the infinite beauty … Read more