OSHA Launches New Silica Enforcement Initiative

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a new initiative focused on enhancing enforcement and providing compliance assistance to protect workers in the engineered stone fabrication and installation industries. “Many workers in the engineering stone industry are experiencing illnesses so severe … Read more

Vadara Makes Its International Debut at Marmomac

Vadara Quartz Surfaces, a manufacturer of artisan handcrafted quartz surfaces, will be an exhibitor at the Marmomac trade show in Verona, Italy, on September 26 -29, 2023. Marmomac is the premier international trade fair specializing in the natural stone supply and value chain. The programming includes the entire stone industry, … Read more

Lapitec Granted First CE Mark

Lapitec draws inspiration from nature, but through a patented production process, it reinterprets its codes, creating something new and distinct from any other surface existing in the environment and on the market. Non-porous on the surface, ‘full-body’, therefore identical throughout its entire volume, silica-free, and highly resistant, Lapitec differs from … Read more

KBIS Opens Registration for 2024 Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) opened registration today for the 2024 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which will take place February 27-29, 2024 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. KBIS is the largest North American trade expo and networking opportunity for kitchen and bath industry professionals. The … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Crowley’s Granite & Quartz

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware I say this with absolute confidence: Every shop needs a Leta. For the last 17 years, Leta McConnaughey has been the guru behind the shop’s Moraware set-up. Not only is she kind and engaging, Leta is curious and eager to continuously make things run better. Her … Read more

Northwood Designs, Inc. Announces Latest release of Slabsmith Software

Northwood Designs, Inc. has announced the latest release of Slabsmith software for stone fabricators. This release of Slabsmith (v2023.6) includes many new features, most notably the addition of advanced 3D features within the Perfect Match™ layout module. According to the company, with this release previously difficult or impossible 3D assemblies … Read more

Caesarstone Introduces New Mineral Portfolio: Time Collection

Caesarstone has introduced its new Mineral™ portfolio; a new generation of surfaces created with advanced sustainable manufacturing and materials. Caesarstone’s latest premium low silica sustainable surfaces are made with Caesarstone’s unique blend of natural minerals and recycled materials and offers the same superior durability, performance and aesthetic as Quartz while … Read more

2023 NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention Announces Lineup of Speakers

This fall, NBMDA and NAFCD plan to host a wide range of subject-matter experts at the 2023 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention. These established speakers will lead sessions on the latest trends in distribution leadership, management, corporate culture, economics, sales/marketing and labor retention/recruitment. Conference attendees will hear from an impressive lineup of authorities … Read more

International Designs Group Acquires Trajus Surfaces

International Designs Group LLC (IDG), a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital LLC (“Mill Point”), announced that it has acquired Trajus Surfaces, LLC (Surfaces), a distributor of engineered quartz and natural stone products in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Comprising two brands, European Granite & Marble and Marva Marble, … Read more

Natural Stone Institute Debuts New Natural Stone Catalogue

The Natural Stone Institute (NSI) announced the debut of the Natural Stone Catalogue, a new digital tool that will showcase NSI members’ natural stone offerings and material specifications. This tool will meet the needs of the design community by becoming a resource for finding natural stone options for projects. The … Read more