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Video: Porcelain Countertop Discussion

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Video: Porcelain Countertop Discussion

Posted on 23 April 2021 by cradmin

This episode of Tile Tech Talk presented by Crossville focuses on some of the most frequently asked questions about the company receives about Porcelain Countertops. Although this conversation is specific to Crossville, much of the information is applicable to other porcelain products.

Noah Chitty, Crossville’s Director of Technical Services, addresses everything from installation on walls to does the product chip and how porcelain countertops are manufactured, as well as a discussion about costs.

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Solid Surface Seamless Sink Trimming

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Solid Surface Seamless Sink Trimming

Posted on 30 March 2021 by cradmin

In this video Andy Graves of TheFabricatorNetwork.com shows how trimming a solid surface sink can be made easy with the right tooling. He uses a 10 degree flush trim router bit to cut the excess solid surface countertop flush with the Corian sink. This procedure will make sanding the sink a lot less work.

You may also be interested in this Video: Front Edge Buildup (Rebated Joint)

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Video: Solid Surface Double Cut Seam

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Video: Solid Surface Double Cut Seam

Posted on 26 February 2021 by cradmin

TheFabricatorNetwork.com offers a wide variety of informative fabrication videos. In this particular video, Andy Graves takes you through the steps to double cut a seam to create the perfect joint, ready for adhesive.

Although this process may take some time to set up, you can achieve invisible solid surface joints, according to Graves.

Here is a list of the fabrication tools suggested for this process:

  • Makita GA4542C SJSII High Power Angle Grinder, 4-1/2 in.
  • Makita Plunge Router 3-1/4 in. HP
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • Bosch Jig Saw
  • Jorgensen 3706-LD 6-Inch Light-Duty Steel Bar Clamp
  • Irwin Vice-Grip Original Locking Pliers with Swivel Pads, 11-Inch

You may also be interested in this video: Front Edge Buildup (Rebated Joint)

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Preview of ASST Virtual Shop Tour Taking Place Jan. 13

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Preview of ASST Virtual Shop Tour Taking Place Jan. 13

Posted on 30 December 2020 by cradmin

In response to the inability to safely travel and hold in-person meetings, ISFA has been having monthly virtual shop tours, and recently announced it will feature world-class fabricator ASST at 1pm EST on January 13, 2021.

ISFA released a teaser video showing the high-end work performed by ASST, based in Pa., which is well worth a watch.

For more information, visit the ISFA website, where additional details and a link to participate in the event are available.

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Video: How to Install Formica Writable Surfaces Cabinets

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Video: How to Install Formica Writable Surfaces Cabinets

Posted on 27 October 2020 by cradmin3

This video from Formica provides step-by-step instruction on how to apply Writable Surfaces laminate to kitchen cabinets. Although this video says it’s for DIY, the complexity and equipment required make it seem more like something a customer would want to hire a professional for.

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Video: "Designing Your Covid Life"

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Video: “Designing Your Covid Life”

Posted on 21 August 2020 by cradmin3

In their book Designing Your Work Life, Bill Burnett, Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford, and Dave Evans, Lecturer, Product Design Program at Stanford, Management Consultant and co-founder of Electronic Arts, discuss how design thinking can help transform our present job and our experience of work by utilizing the designer mindsets to create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling.

In these unprecedented times, full of uncertainty and anxiety, the authors have modified their program to help navigate the issues created by the ongoing pandemic and present us with a series of six videos called “Designing Your Covid Life.”

Burnett and Evans discuss how a Life Design toolkit can be adapted for our unique circumstances. In this first video of the series, “Generative Acceptance” is presented as the first step.

You may also be interested in this video: Video: How to Build Company Culture In Your Fab Shop During COVID-19

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How to Hire Quality Talent for Your Countertop Company

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How to Hire Quality Talent for Your Countertop Company

Posted on 23 June 2020 by cradmin3

This video from Moraware features Geoffrey Gran, Owner of The Countertop Factory Midwest (TCF).

TCF now has 162 employees and is the largest fabricator in Illinois. Their goal from the beginning was to be the best, and hiring great employees has been the key to achieving it.

Finding quality talent is one of the largest pain points in the fabrication industry.

Gran shares the tools TCF uses to find employees, must-ask interview questions, the most common mistake fab shops make when hiring, and more.

You may also be interested in this article: How to Be a Sought-After Contractor

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Video: How to Build Company Culture In Your Fab Shop During COVID-19

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Video: How to Build Company Culture In Your Fab Shop During COVID-19

Posted on 28 May 2020 by cradmin3

In this video from Moraware, industry veteran Geoffrey Gran, the owner of The Countertop Factory Midwest, shares how he’s been able to build and maintain great company culture during the coronavirus pandemic. 

You may also be interested in this article: OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

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Video: Park Industries Messaging During Tough Times

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Video: Park Industries Messaging During Tough Times

Posted on 29 April 2020 by cradmin

During the current troubled times that not only this industry, but virtually all industries are facing, it is critical to establish clear messaging that you are there for your customer and will be for the long haul. Park Industries recently put out such a video that is a prime example of just such a message.

It’s critical that the message is honest and genuine, while also comforting, which Park seemed to capture in very good form. Take a look at it and think about your own organization’s position.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and what messages you are putting out during this uncertain situation. At the same time, the company has continued to launch new products and push forward, optimistic about the future.

You may also be interested in this article about Park Industries latest TITAN CNC.

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Webinar: Analysis of Family First Coronavirus Response Act

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Webinar: Analysis of Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted on 26 March 2020 by cradmin

This recorded webinar shared March 24, 2020, by Allied Construction Industries helps businesses understand and navigate the emergency rules set forth by HR 2601 – the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.” It focuses on how these emergency guidelines may affect your business and employees.

Keep in mind this does not cover any potential information of the federal COVID-19 stimulus package going through Congress.

Download the full webinar here.

For the latest government information on COVID-19, visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force.

You may also be interested in this article: U.S. Department of Labor Provides COVID-19 Resources

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