Stay Connected With the Industry

As we all continue to deal with the uncertainties brought on by coronavirus, It’s important to reach out and stay engaged with industry peers to gain/share strategies to get through this unprecedented time.The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) has a COVID-19 Resources page with a wealth of useful material along with links. … Read more

Video: Park Industries Messaging During Tough Times

During the current troubled times that not only this industry, but virtually all industries are facing, it is critical to establish clear messaging that you are there for your customer and will be for the long haul. Park Industries recently put out such a video that is a prime example … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Debuts Silica & Slab Safety Certificate Program

The Natural Stone Institute has announced the debut of a new safety resource for stone fabricators and distributors. The Silica & Slab Safety Certificate is an 8-hour online certificate that provides training material for silicosis prevention, slab handing and creating a safety program. This program, comprised of 20 courses, is … Read more

The Number One Myth About Countertop Fabrication Competition

by Katherine Gifford of Moraware When you stack yourself up to other fabricators in your area, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s the price. If you don’t have the best price in town, you’re toast, right? Well, not really. We believe the number one myth in … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Announces 2020 Awards Program Call for Entries

The entry period for the 2020 Natural Stone Institute Awards Program is now open. The association has announced the call for entries for the Pinnacle Awards, Industry Recognition Awards and scholarship program. All entries are due by July 20. The Pinnacle Awards honor projects where beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship … Read more

Park Industries Introduces TITAN 3000 Series

Park Industries has introduced the new TITAN® 3000 CNC Router Series. It has been redesigned to dominate high-speed polishing, packed with operator friendly upgrades and maintenance automation. TITAN 3000 can route, shape, and polish stone with lower costs and maximum uptime. New features of the TITAN 3000 Series include: Refined … Read more

OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance For Recording Cases of COVID-19

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim guidance for enforcing OSHA’s record-keeping requirements (29 CFR Part 1904) as it relates to recording cases of COVID-19. Under OSHA’s record-keeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness, and employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19, if the following applies: Is confirmed … Read more

LivingStone Introduces Nature-Inspired Marble Series

LivingStone Surfaces announced the addition of the Marble Series to its surface collection. Inspired by natural stone, the Marble Series consists of three organic-veined patterns including Calacatta Milan, Calacatta Amalfi, and Carrara Rinato. This expands the company’s total offering to 97 robust colors. “The Marble Series is the next generation … Read more

Antolini Adds to Exclusive Stone Collection

Antolini has recently made three new introductions to its Exclusive Stone Collection. Each carefully selected natural design stands for an unconstrained stylistic freedom. With worldwide exclusivity over the most astonishing materials and sole access to the quarries, Antolini is able to offer Mother Nature’s finest creations, in multiple finishes, through … Read more

Durasein Introduces New Collection

Durasein has introduced its newest collection of five grey solid surface colorways, Charming. These calm, cool, and collected decors are a dream for those who understand that style doesn’t have to be overstated. The Charming Collection includes: Eventide – this charcoal grey conjures the spirit of nightfall Harmony – brown and … Read more