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

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

Fabricator Profile: A Top En-counter

Provided by Durasein What Huntington Beach, Calif.-based solid surface company A Top En-counter lacks in size, it makes up for through creativity, ingenuity, passion, the utilization of advanced equipment and experience. Owner Kevin Libby didn’t take the traditional path to solid surface fabrication, but rather started his journey building houseboats. … Read more

Business Sense: A Quick Guide to Setting Goals For Your Countertop Business

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Goals are critical for any business, including the fabrication industry. Without them, it’s like playing a game of darts in a pitch-black room. You keep aiming and throwing, but you have no idea if you’re ever going to hit the bullseye. That’s where KPIs come in.  … Read more

Water Treatment Solutions Case Study: Hard Rock Stone Works

Water Treatment Solutions presents this video case study of the installation for Michigan-based fabricator Hard Rock Stone Works. Robert Finn, V.P. of Operations, describes the issues the company was experiencing with water filtration and the seamless installation of new water treatment systems. Finn also discusses the customer service they received, … Read more