Natural Stone Institute Coordinates with Gary Sinise Foundation for 40th Smart Home

The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services from Triton Stone Group, TexaStone Quarries and Unique Countertops for its 40th home with the Gary Sinise foundation through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. R.I.S.E. builds 100 percent mortgage-free specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans … Read more

NKBA Names 2022 Board of Directors

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the authority on the residential kitchen and bath marketplace and owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has announced the 2022 NKBA Board of Directors. These new board members will officially take their positions January 1, 2022. 2022 NKBA BOARD OFFICERS … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Announces New Board Members

The Natural Stone Institute will welcome three individuals to its board of directors in January 2022: North American Installer Sam Arcot, Rugo Stone, LLC Arcot is the Special Projects Manager at Rugo Stone in Lorton, VA. With more than 22 years of experience, Arcot began his career in the Indian … Read more

U.S. Customs Finds Additional Evasion of Antidumping/Countervailing Duties on Quartz Surface Products From China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) has been taking aggressive action under The Enforce and Protect Act (“EAPA”) against companies that are violating U.S. trade laws as they pertain to quartz surface products from China. On November 26, Customs found that 15 U.S. importers were guilty of illegally transshipping Chinese … Read more

Business Sense: It’s Time to Hire a Data Person for Your Countertop Shop

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Not another person to hire! This one is different, I promise.  To fully understand how your business is performing—whether it is weekly sales, material usage, or employee efficiency—analyzing the data is incredibly crucial for success. If you don’t know where your bottlenecks are, you can’t make the adjustments … Read more

Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design Winners

Tile of Spain, the association representing more than100 Spanish tile manufacturers, announced the winners of the 20th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The panel of judges, led by renowned architect Carlos Ferrater, founder of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), evaluated the projects submitted … Read more

Cambria Introduces Inverness Collection

Cambria, a Minnesota-based, family-owned manufacturer of quartz surfaces, recently released its newest collection of designs. The Inverness™ designs feature innovative technology and gently textured debossing throughout the veining. The four new designs in the collection are inspired by forces of nature that change the landscape. Featuring debossed veining and gently … Read more

MSI Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Las Vegas Showroom

M S International, Inc. (MSI), a supplier of flooring, countertops, wall tile, and hardscaping products, announced the groundbreaking of its newest showroom and distribution center located in Las Vegas. Construction has started on the new 163,000 sq. ft. facility, which will serve Nevada residential and commercial markets. The showroom is … Read more

University of Ceramic Tile & Stone Announces New Online Course

The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is now offering “The Complete Guide on Developing Tile & Stone Specifications with Architects” course. The course provides students with detailed information on how architectural sales representatives can get their tile and stone products specified with “Bullet Proof Specifications” meaning resistant to “Value … Read more

KBIS 2022 Introduces New Kickstarter Zone

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) announced the new KBIS Kickstarter Zone, offering new-to-market residential design and construction brands (who have not previously exhibited at KBIS) the opportunity to purchase a special introductory exhibit package. The new feature will be included on the KBB Discovery District Tour as well as featured … Read more