Natural Stone Institute Announces North American Quarry Advocacy Group Steering Committee

The Natural Stone Institute announced that nine applicants have been selected for the inaugural North American Quarry Advocacy Group Steering Committee. Members of the committee are: Byron Davis – Salado USA, Florence, TexasQuade Weaver – TexaStone Quarries, Garden City, TexasAnn Marie Ramos – New England Stone Industries, Smithfield, RIBen Kaus … Read more

Triton Stone Group Acquires Stoneway Supply

In a transaction finalized on June 5, Triton Stone Group acquired the assets and operations of Stoneway Supply LLC of Charlotte, N.C.  Stoneway, is a distributor of tools and supplies for the countertop fabrication industry serving Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company’s e-commerce site,, is now … Read more

Weha Introduces New Stone Carry Clamps

Weha has introduced its new double carry handle clamps that are compatible with granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, all stone, glass, metal, wood and any other sheet material. The Weha Stone Carry Clamps are made with a fully vulcanized thick rubber pad that “bites” into materials for a solid grip that … Read more

Industry Economist to Speak at AWFS Fair

Economist Chris Kuehl will offer a keynote presentation at the 2021 AWFS Fair on Thursday, July 22 at 8:00 a.m. The session will begin with a welcome from AWFS Board leadership, followed by an economic update from Kuehl focusing on manufacturing and the construction and housing markets. An additional session … Read more

Rugo Stone Receives 2020 Grande Pinnacle Award

Rugo Stone in Lorton, Virginia has been named the recipient of the 2020 Grande Pinnacle Award for their work on the Trinity Church Wall Street Altar & Chancel Restoration project in New York City. Trinity Church is a 174 year old historical structure that served as a shelter from debris … Read more

Cosentino Presents Silestone Sunlit Days Collection

Cosentino has introduced its newest Silestone collection; Sunlit Days. According to the company this immersive and sensory journey through light and color is inspired by the bright, exotic hues of the Mediterranean and has been designed to appeal to a young and international aesthetic. In addition, all colors in the … Read more

Business Sense: How to Get Your Time Back With Countertop Software

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware “I am finally able to leave work and go spend time with my family!” An actual countertop fabricator said that. A few years ago Moraware asked its users how software has helped their business, and their quality of life. The answers were overwhelmingly about the … Read more

Vadara Announces New Exclusive Distribution Partnerships

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of artisan, handcrafted quartz surfaces, has announced its new and exclusive distribution and sales partnership with the European Granite & Marble Group (European) and Marva, divisions of Trajus Surfaces. Founded in 1990, European proudly supports architects, interior designers, developers, contractors and homeowners seeking versatile and … Read more

Atlas Plan Introduces Natura-Vein Tech

Atlas Plan’s latest porcelain tile offering, Natura-Vein™ Tech, recreates the typical vein patterns of marble. According to the company the vein pattern is reproduced through the full thickness of the slab, guaranteeing consistent surface and body. Through-body vein technology increases the freedom of design for designers, because it makes the … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Completes 36th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for its 36th home with the Gary Sinise Foundation through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. The Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program builds 100 percent mortgage-free specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. Natural stone and fabrication … Read more