Participate in Safe + Sound Week 2022: August 15-21, 2022

Led by OSHA, Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Why Participate?Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before … Read more

Princeton Chemical Expands Color Options for Join.It Adhesives Line

Princeton Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer of surfacing adhesives for use on solid surface, quartz, granite, sintered stone, etc., has expanded the number of colors it offers via its unique factory direct ordering system. Princeton announced it is now offering 250 colors to match dozens of brands of materials, including … Read more

Business Sense: Best Hiring Practices for Your Countertop Fabrication Business

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware For years, hiring has always been a huge challenge for the stone industry. Shops are busier than ever, and the labor pool is smaller than ever. We can’t fix that, unfortunately. But, we can try to help by sharing some best practices when it comes to hiring … Read more

Water Treatment Solutions Case Study: Colorado Floor Company

Water Treatment Solutions (WTS) presents this video case study of Colorado Floor Company. The Denver-area company provides professional installation of countertops, as well as flooring and cabinets . John Laski, General Manager at Colorado Floor Company, explains how the outstanding customer service that WTS provides helps to eliminate valuable process downtime.

Additional case studies and information on Water Treatment Solutions can be found here.

Antolini Introduces AZEROCAREPLUS

Throughout history, bright, shiny marble has granted splendor and magnificence to facings and surfaces, transmitting a spirit of sparkling luxury. Recently, a new scenario of décor is emerging, namely a matte finish that explores a more refined idea of elegance in its purest form. This trend in contemporary interiors towards … Read more

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Never Stop Improving: Tips for Continuous Improvement in Lean Manufacturing for Countertop Fabricators By Katherine Gifford of Moraware It might be the fifth and final principle, but when it comes to lean manufacturing, they do actually save the best and most important for last. Continuous improvement is the fifth principle of … Read more

Birch Hill Equity Partners and Investissement Québec Acquires Polycor Inc.

Birch Hill Equity Partners and Investissement Québec announced that they have acquired Polycor Inc. in partnership with the company’s management from TorQuest Partners and its co-investors, Wynnchurch Capital, and PNC Mezzanine Capital. Polycor is the largest quarrier of natural stone in the world. The transaction will support the continued growth … Read more

Health & Safety Watch: June is National Safety Month

Join the National Safety Council (NSC) in observing June as National Safety Month. In doing so the organization offers free materials to share in order to create a culture of safety in the workplace. Each week in June NSC provides materials focused on a different topic. This year’s topics include … Read more

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