Business Sense: 8 Wastes for Countertop Fabricators to Cut for Better Efficiency

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware We’ve been diving deep into lean manufacturing for countertop fabricators over the last few weeks. And because lean manufacturing is all about boosting efficiency with an emphasis on cutting waste, that’s what this whole post is dedicated to! Think of manufacturing waste like that extra poundage you pick up … Read more

CVC Fund VIII Acquires Sintered Stone Surfaces Manufacturer Neolith Group

Private equity platform, CVC Capital Partners VIII, has agreed to invest in the Neolith Group, which was previously controlled by its founders, the Esteve Family, and Investindustrial. Neolith, pioneer in the creation of sintered stone and a global leader with business in more than 100 countries, leads the ongoing process … Read more

Water Treatment Solutions Helps Provide Information on Bacteria Growth & Related Safety Concerns in Hard Surface Fabrication Shops

Water Treatment Solutions offers a variety of information on its website at www.watertreatmentonline.com, and has been a source for numerous articles. One such article on the site that remains pertinent today, covers controlling bacteria in a closed loop water recycling system as an important preventative maintenance step. After explaining the … Read more

U.S. Customs Affirms Evasion of Antidumping/Countervailing Duties on Quartz Surface Products from China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) has affirmed its previous determination that Vivaldi Commercial, LLC and Vivaldi Interiors, LLC (collectively “Vivaldi”), have evaded the antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) on quartz surface products from China by misclassifying merchandise as “crushed glass” that is outside the scope of the AD/CVD orders. … Read more

LX Hausys America Introduces New Viatera Quartz Surface Colors

LX Hausys America Inc., an innovative manufacturer of building and decorative materials, has introduced two new colors to its popular Viatera Calacatta Collection. The Viatera Quartz Calacatta Collection welcomes Calacatta Marina and Calacatta Verde. The new colors are produced at LX Hausys America’s state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Northwest Georgia … Read more

Park Industries Announces New CEO

Park Industries, a manufacturer of capital equipment, located in St. Cloud, Minn., announced the promotion of Joan Schatz as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Schatz joined Park Industries in 2006 as CFO and has served as COO and Co-President. In all her senior leadership positions, she has demonstrated outstanding leadership. As … Read more

Business Sense: What is Lean Manufacturing, and Why Should Countertop Fabricators Care?

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Have you ever thought about how you can maximize productivity and minimize waste? Of course you have! That’s how you create a profitable countertop fabrication business. However, what you might not know is that lean manufacturing is actually a tried-and-true manufacturing ideology used by countless businesses all … Read more

Welcome to the New & Improved CountertopResource.com

We are pleased to present the launch of our newly redesigned website. The development of this new site has been more than a year in the making. We have added some new features and taken care to preserve the wealth of content generated since the initial launch in June of … Read more

Alpha Professional Tools Offers Lightweight Variable Speed Polisher

In order to reduce the fatigue of the polishing professional, Alpha Professional Tools ergonomically designed the VDP-700. According to the company this lightweight polisher is comfortable to hold and easy to control during the entire operation. This is done with one of two handle designs that come with the unit … Read more

ASID Announces New Vice President, Government & Public Affairs

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has added Bryan J. Soukup, Esq. to the team as Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. Soukup will focus on ASID’s efforts to advocate for the interior design profession from a policy and legislative standpoint at the federal and state levels. “This role … Read more