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

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

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

Business Sense: Scheduling Tricks to Save You Time

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware There never seems to be enough time in the day. It’s true for our personal lives, and for countertop fabricators, it’s especially true in the office. Luckily, with some fancy scheduling, you can save some time here and there throughout the day. It might not seem … Read more

Water Treatment Solutions Provides Closed-loop Zero Discharge Systems

Water Treatment Solutions custom designs and installs patented and patent pending water filtration and recycling systems developed for the varied water needs of the stone, glass and concrete industries. The team at Water Treatment Solutions brings together years of experience with water filtration and recycling expertise to provide closed-loop, zero … Read more

Coverings 2022 Reveals Top 10 Tile Trends

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, announced the top ten tile trends for 2022. The tile trends were gathered and forecasted by the three leading international tile associations and sponsors of Coverings, Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association of Spain … Read more

Business Sense: 5 Best Practices for Training New Employees on Existing Processes and Systems

As if finding help wasn’t hard enough for busy fabricators, once you find the employees you need, you have to train them! While it might take time out of your very busy schedule, training is a vital part of keeping your business running smoothly and efficiently.  If you look at employee retention … Read more

Health & Safety Watch: OSHA Withdraws Temporary Vaccine Rule; Permanent Mandate In the Works

The U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn its emergency temporary standard requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing for workers at large employers. However, OSHA will continue to pursue a permanent standard to that effect, according to a Federal Register notice issued January 26, 2022. On November 5, 2021, OSHA adopted an emergency … Read more