Industry Veteran Eric Behrends Joins Rockheads Group

The Rockheads Group (RHG), has announced the addition of Eric Behrends to its executive team. With more than 20 years of business and industry experience Behrends will help lead RHG into its next phase, as the group continues to leverage its combined buying power, best-in-class fabricator members and the industry’s … Read more

Wilsonart® Opens Austin Showroom and Distribution Center

Wilsonart®, an engineered surfaces company, announced the opening of its 45,000 sq.-ft. showroom and distribution center in Austin, Texas. The 10,000 sq. ft. flagship Showroom and Design Center with office space is the first of its kind for Wilsonart. In addition, the approximately 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse space includes a … Read more

MSI Partners with Shah Happiness Foundation & Illumination Foundation

M S International (MSI) has partnered with the Shah Happiness Foundation and the Illumination Foundation. Together, they have established the Shah Happiness Home, a family emergency residence dedicated to serving unhoused families in Orange County, Calif. The Shah Happiness Home was dedicated on January 10 with a ribbon cutting attended … Read more

NSI Adds Embodied Carbon Research CEU Course

The Natural Stone Institute (NSI) has announced the addition of a new CEU course entitled Natural Stone Embodied Carbon Research. Natural Stone Embodied Carbon Research is a 60-minute course that covers recent embodied carbon research, including NSI’s industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flooring, cladding, and countertops. These EPDs showcase … Read more

Greenbuild Calls for 2024 Presentations

Greenbuild 2024 is now accepting proposals from industry experts eager to share their knowledge and expertise. This is an opportunity to shape the content of Greenbuild’s education sessions in a year where information and ideas have never been more important. In 2023, Greenbuild held an in person event in Washington, … Read more

Formica North America Adds Trespa® TopLab® Products

Formica Corporation expanded its family of brands with the distribution, marketing and selling of Trespa® TopLab® to customers in North America. Trespa® TopLab® is an industry-leading surface solution used in scientific and laboratory environments across the globe. With more than 60 years of experience in surface product innovation, Trespa® TopLab® … Read more

Biesse Acquires GMM Group

Biesse S.p.A., a company listed in the Euronext STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, signed a contract for the acquisition of the entire share capital of GMM Finance S.r.l., the holding company of the GMM Group which comprises GMM S.p.A., Bavelloni S.p.A. and Techni Waterjet Ltd., as well as … Read more

Blake Christensen Appointed to NSI Executive Committee

The Natural Stone Institute announced that Blake Christensen (Valley View Granite) has been selected to join the association’s executive committee as board secretary. Katie Jensen (Triton Stone Group), 2024 NSI board president, commented: “I am excited to announce that I have appointed Blake Christensen to the NSI board executive committee. … Read more

Park Industries Introduces the New HydroClear™ Pro 400

Park Industries®, a manufacturer of stone CNC machinery, announced the introduction of the new HydroClear Pro 400 water clarification system.   Designed to recycle up to 325 gallons of water per minute at a sustained flow rate, this system provides large fabrication shops with clean, recycled water to fuel water … Read more

Caesarstone Announces Georgia Facility Closure & Australian Market Update

According to a December 13 press realease, Caesarstone Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of high-quality engineered surfaces, provided an update on the closure of its manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill, Ga. and an update on the Australian market. Consistent with the Company’s restructuring plan initiated in mid-2023, the Company announced … Read more