ISFA Publishes 2017 Countertop Industry Outlook

In the first quarter of every year, the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) publishes the annual Countertop Industry Outlook in its members’ magazine Countertops & Architectural Surfaces. ISFA Communications Director Kevin Cole conducts extensive research and analyzes a variety of statistics to predict the likely outlook for the countertop industry … Read more

Coverings 2017 Announces Lineup of Appreciation Days

Coverings released the schedule of segment-focused Appreciation Days that provide enhanced learning and networking opportunities for builders, remodelers, architects, designers, contractors and fabricators. While programming for all groups will be held throughout the duration of Coverings, Appreciation Days are designed to feature tailored guided tours of the show floor, lunch, … Read more

Kathy Spanier Receives MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award

Kathy Spanier, Director of Marketing for Coldspring in Cold Spring, Minn,, was the recipient of the 2016 MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award. Spanier received the award at the MIA+BSI Awards Luncheon at TISE. With more than 35 years of marketing experience, Spanier has spent the past decade advocating for advancing … Read more

Conflict Causes Cancellation of Vitória Stone Fair/Marmo+Mac Latin America

Milanez & Milaneze, the organizers of the 2017 edition of the Vitória Stone Fair / Marmo+Mac Latin America, cancelled the event on Feb. 10, just four days before its scheduled opening because of local unrest and concern for exhibitor and visitor safety. The announcement was made on the company’s website. … Read more

Antolini Introduces Azerocare Natural Stone Treatment

Azerocare from Antolini is a proprietary treatment that reportedly gives marble, onyx and soft quartzites protection against etching and staining caused by contact with acid-based foods, oil, fat and grease. According to the company it does not affect the colors and characteristics of the natural stone it is applied on. … Read more

Coverings ’17 Offers Free Educational Sessions for Fabricators

This year’s Coverings event is set to take place in Orlando on April 4-7. The World of Tile & Stone in Your Hands is the theme and Coverings has invited speakers who passionately care about their craft and are eager to share what they have learned from their own experiences. … Read more

SCIGRIP Announces Acquisition of Glue Boss

SCIGRIP, a manufacturer of specialty methacrylate adhesives, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Glue Boss Incorporated. Glue Boss will join Integra Adhesives and Glue Warehouse, which have both been bought out in recent years. In addition to the surfacing industry, SCIGRIP is also a provider of adhesive for use … Read more

Triton Stone of New Orleans Acquires Triton Stone Group Brand

Triton Stone Group of New Orleans announced the acquisition of Triton Stone Group Brand. Moving forward the company will be referred to as Triton Stone Group and its corporate headquarters will relocate to New Orleans. The announcement was made by Katie Jensen Peralta, president of Triton Stone Group. Following more … Read more

TCNA Announces EPA Inclusion of Green Squared Certification

The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) announced that Green Squared® has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing. In order to aid in identifying and procuring environmentally sustainable products and services, U.S. government purchasing officials have been notified … Read more

Fabricator Profile: Solid Surfaces Inc. Stays on the Cutting Edge

Solid Surfaces Inc. was one of the first solid-surface fabricators to automate its shop, and the company takes pride in staying on the cutting edge of surface materials and fabrication processes. After updating the business’s software, Mitch Makowski, president of Solid Surfaces Inc., found that he and his team could … Read more