Expanding Domestic Quartz Surfacing Supply

An inside look at the development of MSI Surfaces U.S. quartz production plant Rup Shah and his brother Raj Shah are co-presidents of MSI Surfaces, managing all aspects of the company together. The family business has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1975, when their parents ran … Read more

NKBA Releases Q3 2022 Kitchen & Bath Market Index

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released its Kitchen & Bath Market Index (KBMI) for Q3 2022. The overall market index of 63.2 is the lowest it has been since Q3 2020 and the future conditions rating of 55.4 is at its lowest level since Q1 2020. Both are … Read more

Business Sense: The Perfect Way to Use Software in a Countertop Shop

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Okay, I’m sorry for the clickbait title. That was rude of me because the answer is – there isn’t one perfect way to use software in any business. For over 20 years, we’ve worked alongside fabricators running businesses of all shapes and sizes. If there’s one thing … Read more

U.S. Commerce Department Announces Final Scope Inquiry Ruling on Quartz Surface Products from Malaysia

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has determined that U.S. imports of quartz surface products manufactured in China and processed in Malaysia are covered by the antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) orders on imports from China. In 2018, Malaysia exported zero quartz surface products to the United States. The following year, … Read more

Coverings Opens Nominations for 2023 CID Awards & Rockstars

Coverings, North America’s premier tile & stone showcase, announced that it’s now accepting submissions for two incredible programs. Enter your top projects to the 2023 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards or nominate a young emerging leader to the 2023 Coverings Rock Star program by December 16. The 2023 CID … Read more

Business Sense: Anyone Can Grow Their Career at a Countertop Shop

You, my friend, are full of potential. There are many inspiring industry stories of folks starting in one role and evolving into another role that helps them reach their goals, whatever that may be. All you need is a foot in the door and the right mindset. Let’s discuss some … Read more

Business Sense: Make Inflation Hurt a Little Less

By Katherine Gifford of Moraware Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water and stubbed your big toe on the nearest table? Well, inflation is kinda like that. Except instead of hurting your toe, it hurts your bottom line. It also hurts … Read more

Princeton Chemical Upgrades Website To Offer ACH Payments for It’s Join.It Adhesives

Last week Princeton Chemical upgraded its website to include ACH payment options to make credit accounts even easier and more efficient. Clients who have applied and been approved for credit (which can also be done on the website), can now conveniently perform direct bank transfers to avoid the slow and … Read more

Business Sense: Tips to Reduce Reworks for Countertop Fabricators

“Oops…” Those are words you never want to hear when you are getting a haircut or during a countertop job. Every time this phrase is uttered, it usually means it’s going to cost some money to fix it. And there’s nothing worse than having to use more time and resources to … Read more

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

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