BB Industries Acquires Innovative Tool Solutions

BB Industries (BBI), a distributor of tools, materials and supplies to countertop fabricators, marble stone masons and tile contractors has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based Innovative Tool Solutions (ITS). ITS is a retailer of stone countertop fabrication and installation tools and supplies with a dedicated customer base throughout the West Central Florida … Read more

Polycor Earns 12th Certification to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard

Polycor has earned its 12th certification to the Natural Stone Sustainability Standard (ANSI/NSI 373). The company has achieved Bronze status for their limestone quarry in Massangis, France, which produces four varieties of certified sustainable limestone. This is the first quarry outside of North America to certify to the standard. Polycor … Read more

LX Hausys Opens First Direct-to-Consumer Showroom

LX Hausys America Inc., an innovative manufacturer of building and decorative materials, announced the opening of its first Viatera showroom in Long Island. Located at 1006 Broadhollow Road, Building #4, Space 2B in Farmingdale, N.Y., the new showroom allows homeowners and trade professionals to experience the design possibilities Viatera Quartz … Read more

Water Treatment Solutions Case Study: Artisan Stoneworks

Water Treatment Solutions (WTS) presents this video case study of Artisan Stoneworks. Mitchell Gusman, vice president of estimating and sales at Artisan Stoneworks talks about their 100 percent closed loop water treatment system and the benefits the company has experienced. Additional case studies and information on Water Treatment Solutions can be … Read more

Meganite Introduces The Nature Series

Meganite has introduced its new series of colors for 2023: The Nature Series. The collection is designed to reflect the natural authentic texture of nature. Embracing the details and elements of all wildernesses it creates a harmonious space that exudes sophisticated and dynamic aesthetics of nature elements. According to the … Read more

MSI Opens Expanded Seattle Showroom & Distribution Center

M S International, Inc. (MSI), a supplier of flooring, countertops, wall tile, and hardscaping products in North America, announced the relocation and opening of its larger property at 19624 62nd Ave S, Kent, Wash. 98032. This new showroom and distribution center spans a massive 232,000 sq. ft. space, with a Q Premium Natural Quartz Gallery … Read more

Caesarstone Announces Shiran to Return as CEO

Caesarstone Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of high-quality engineered surfaces, announced that Yosef (Yos) Shiran has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer. Shiran, who previously served as Caesarstone’s Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2016, will reassume the role on March 16, 2023. Following Shiran’s appointment, Yuval Dagim, the … Read more

Daltile Launches Cohesion Collection

Daltile has launched its new Cohesion collection, an assortment of concrete look ColorBody porcelain tile. Featuring a range of pleasing neutrals, these large format tiles are ideal for commercial spaces. Laura Grilli, director of product design for Dal-Tile LLC describes the collection as, “Offered in seven beautiful neutrals — warm … Read more

Qualified Remodeler Calls For Master Design Awards Entries

The Qualified Remodeler invites entries for outstanding remodeling projects in the 45th annual Master Design Awards competition. This year the annual Master Design Awards competition honors outstanding remodeling projects completed between Jan. 1, 2020, and June 23, 2023. The deadline to register is June 9, 2023 and the deadline to … Read more

Why Fabricators Should “Systemize the Predictable”

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Whenever someone mentions building out processes for your company, many managers get a look of terror in their eyes and run for cover, thinking about 500-page SOP manuals and nitpicking every single detail of their operation. But streamlining your shop doesn’t have to be so painful, … Read more