OSHA Increases Maximum Penalties

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has adjusted the maximum penalties companies face as per the annual inflation rate. The new maximum penalties are as follows: Serious and Other than Serious penalties – $13,494 per violation Failure to Abate – $13,494 per violation Willful or repeated – $134, 937 … Read more

Native Trails Introduces Murano Collection

New from Native Trails in 2020, the Murano Collection is a line of glass vessel sinks consisting of five unique design series handcrafted by master Italian artisans. The island of Murano, just off the coast of Venice, Italy, is famous for its celebrated artisan glass producers, each with their own … Read more

ISFA Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) announced the results of its election for the association’s 2020 Board of Directors. Fabricator Member Directors are chosen by association members for a term of three years, with the option to renew for a second consecutive three-year term. Associate Member Directors are elected by … Read more

Oneida Air Systems Introduces Dust Deputy Bagger

Oneida Air Systems has introduced the latest addition to its Dust Deputy family of products—the Dust Deputy Bagger. The new Bagger combines the patented Dust Deputy cyclone separator with an innovative wall mounted bagging system that turns any wet/dry vacuum into a high-capacity, two-stage dust collection system. According to the … Read more

Ceramics of Italy Extends Tile Competition Deadline

Ceramics of Italy has announced a deadline extension for the 2020 Tile Competition. The Tile Competition is now accepting Commercial, Residential, Institutional and Student project submissions until Friday, January 31, 2020. Now in its 27th year, this annual competition awards top architects, designers and students for their impressive work and … Read more

A Look at Oregon’s New Kitchen Trends

Being headquartered in Portland, Ore., we here at CountertopResource.com keep a close eye on the latest news in the state that affects countertop trends and countertop fabricators. We know that while Oregon fabricators are only a fraction of our total readership, but we also understand that what goes in one … Read more

Formica Presents 2020 Living Impressions Collection

Formica has presented its 2020 Living Impressions™ Collection. The collection features six new style-forward surfacing designs, including five new 180fx® Laminate patterns and one new Formica® Laminate pattern.  The collection draws inspiration from nature and art, and the designs are endlessly compatible with aesthetics – from traditional to modern to elegant … Read more

MSI Opens New Indianapolis Showroom & Distribution Center

MSI, a North American Supplier of premium quartz, natural stone, porcelain & ceramic tile, luxury vinyl tile, and glass surfaces, launched a new showroom and distribution center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The facility houses a full offering of the company’s flooring, countertop, decorative mosaic, wall tile, and hardscape products. The brand … Read more

Bedrosians Introduces Magnifica Collection

Bedrosians Tile & Stone has recently introduced its Magnifica porcelain collection of countertops, which now offers 2cm porcelain slabs and is made in the USA. “This is the most durable, cross-functional, and beautiful countertop solution we’ve offered yet,” said Alicia Bedrosian, Magnifica porcelain product manager. “I’ve been in the tile … Read more