NBMDA Announces 2023 Officers and Directors

The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) announced the organization’s Board of Directors for 2023. The NBMDA board is comprised of senior executives from both distributor and supplier member firms. Each volunteer leader will help support the association’s mission and promote wholesale distribution within the woodworking and kitchen/bath industries. … Read more

Borgman Capital Acquires Minnesota Tile & Stone

Milwaukee private equity firm Borgman Capital announced its acquisition of Minnesota Tile and Stone (MTS). The company will be merged with Borgman Capital’s portfolio company, K.G. Stevens. The acquisition enables both companies to expand their Midwest footprint and diversify their product offerings. Borgman Capital also announced that Jason Gaare has … Read more

Greenbuild Extends Session Proposal Deadline

Greenbuild is soliciting education content that can be presented in-person as part of the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington DC, September 26-29, 2023. Submissions are now being accepted until January 31st at 11:59pm. In an effort to increase the quality of education session proposals and decrease duplicate … Read more

ISFA Announces Solid Surface Training Dates

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) released its 2023 Solid Surface Fabrication Training schedule. ISFA’s Certified Professional Solid Surface Fabrication Training program is the gold standard course for fabricating solid surface. The program is recognized by all major manufacturers and their network of certified fabricator partners. This hands-on, two-day session … Read more

C.H. Briggs Announces Closing of Business

C.H. Briggs Co., a wholesale distributor of interior building materials for more than 55 years, announced that it will be winding down operations in the coming months and closing the business. The company stated in a press release that the decision to close was made after exhaustive efforts to restructure … Read more

Coverings 2023 Announces Special Programming & Activations

Coverings (coverings.com), North America’s largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference, has announced an extensive lineup of new and returning activations for Coverings 2023, which will take place April 18-21, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Coverings 2023 will include four action-packed days of breathtaking … Read more

Caesarstone to Debut Multi-Material Surfaces Portfolio

Caesarstone announced the debut of its multi-material surfaces portfolio: Porcelain and Natural Stone will join the Quartz and Outdoor Quartz portfolio for which the company is so well known. For more than 35 years, Caesarstone has been turning design dreams into reality, specializing in countertops that create dynamic spaces of … Read more

AWFS Fair Introduces The Maverick Award

The 2023 AWFS Fair announced the creation of The Maverick Award, which will serve as the main prize for the popular Tool Tour Program. The Maverick Award will honor excellence in marketing strategy and execution for Tool Tour participation at AWFS Fair 2023.  The competition will recognize one qualifying exhibitor … Read more

MSI Announces Retirement of Founder/CEO Manu Shah

M S International, Inc. (MSI) announced that after a 47-year career as founder and CEO, Manu Shah is retiring from MSI. After trials and tribulations, the Shah’s have built a successful organization with $2.8 billion in revenue, supporting the lives and livelihoods of more than 3,000 worldwide employees. The company … Read more

Xiamen Stone Fair 2023 Moves to June

A “new normal” that ensures the safety and health of the people to the greatest extent, while maintains the normal operation of society and guarantees a sound economic development is taking shape. Since November, China has continued to optimize measures against the pandemic. Xiamen Stone Fair Organizing Committee has decided … Read more