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

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

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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

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

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

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