NBMDA Announces 2022 Board of Directors

The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) announced its Board of Directors for 2022 at the 2021 NBMDA Annual Convention. The role of the Board is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decisions about the future of the organization. Officers: ·     President: Emily Vella, Atlantic Plywood, Woburn, MA ·     President-Elect: … Read more

Join.It Surfacing Adhesive Offers Free Dispensing Guns for the Holidays

Join.It Surfacing Adhesive by Princeton Chemical Company is a methacrylate-based adhesive that produces strong, durable bonds for solid surfaces, quartz, natural stones, ceramic or sintered materials and a wide range of other surfaces. Join.It is made in America for professional use in seaming countertops, backsplashes, integral sinks and bowls, and … Read more

Vadara Debuts New Brand Experience with Updated Website

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of artisan, handcrafted quartz surfaces, has debuted a new brand experience and accompanying website. The multi-faceted approach showcases the artistry of the natural world and is conveyed through the company’s new tagline, “We move mountains to bring spaces to life.”  The brand’s collections are organized … Read more

Ghines Group Introduces Sysmatic Evo Auto

Ghines Group has introduced its new, small footprint CNC sink cutting machine, the Sysmatic Evo Auto. The machine aims to expedite the lengthy sink cutting process by programming with macros. According to the company the Sysmatic Evo Auto can drill, cut out in one step, profile bevel on top and … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Announces New Spanish Resource Page

The Natural Stone Institute announced its new webpage that allows easier access to Spanish language translations of safety and membership resources for the stone industry. This new page presents links to free safety resources, including downloadable documents, toolbox talks and course bundles in the Natural Stone University. It also includes … Read more

Business Sense: 3 Ways Countertop Fabricators Can Save Money in Their Business

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Money! There never seems to be enough of it, right? Just when you think you’re in the black, someone drops another slab or a customer complains about a job and you have to rework it for free. Now you’re actually paying to install countertops instead … Read more

MSI Presents Latest Quartz Long-Vein Marble Looks

MSI introduced the latest in long-vein marble looks with its Calacatta Collection. This selection of long-vein marble looks includes everything from thick to thin and colors ranging from icy white to midnight black. A sampling of the collection includes the following designs: Calacatta Arno Quartz – a beautiful marble-look Calacatta … Read more

Wilsonart Partners with HomeSphere

Wilsonart®, an innovator of next-generation engineered surfaces, announced that it will team up with HomeSphere®, the industry’s largest homebuilder network, to better serve the homebuilder market. The newly formed partnership will help Wilsonart expand and foster relationships with the new residential community through a special incentives program. “With housing starts … Read more

Stone Equipment and Supply Alliance Adds to Membership Categories

Membership in The Stone Equipment and Supply Alliance (SESA) will now include slab and material manufacturers and providers. This new membership category is called “SESA Slab and Material Supplier.” Slab and Material Supplier members will enjoy association benefits including reduced fees for exhibiting and access to preferred space in a … Read more

KBISNeXT Stage Brings Business Insights to KBIS 2022

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), revealed the programming lineup planned for the NKBA presents KBISNeXT™ Stage. The stage will host more than 20 programs, including four awards events and 60+ leading industry voices and personalities throughout the three-day show, … Read more