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Braxton-Bragg Changes Name to BB Industries, LLC

Posted on 16 July 2020 by cradmin3

Braxton-Bragg, one of the most respected distributors in the stone industry for the past 26 years, has changed its name to BB Industries (BBI), to reflect the company’s explosive growth in people, products and partnerships.  

“As our company has grown and evolved to the point where we are nearly unrecognizable, so now it is time to mirror that change in our name,” said CEO Rick Stimac. “We have added some of the most experienced sales consultants in the industry to our team, brought thousands of premium products to our offering, as well as partnered with top industry brands. This massive growth and transformation warrants a name that matches our innovation. We are committed to being the best product supplier and a true partner in the stone industry.”

BBI represents the company’s tagline of Better Service, Better Value, as well as adds industry to symbolize the group’s larger footprint.

“Nothing is changing but our name and our growth objectives,” added Stimac. “We have been very strategic with our company growth since I took the helm three years ago, and have reconstructed our organization in nearly every aspect from staff to offering. BBI will not waver from our total dedication to world class service, top-of-the-line products, industry education, expanded CNC offering and the industry’s only 30-day money-back guarantee. We feel the BBI image represents our 26 years of experience, while embracing all of our changes, and striving to meet our new objectives.”

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Braxton-Bragg Adds New Team Members

Posted on 21 May 2020 by cradmin3

Shawn Rice

Braxton-Bragg has hired Shawn Rice to manage its outside sales efforts. Rice has more than 25 years of experience in strategy and sales with strong market and product development skills. Rice will manage the rapidly-growing outside sales team, adding sales associates and vans in new regions, while working hand-in-hand with the company’s inside sales and audit teams.

Al Alvarez

The company has answered the customer call for more presence in Texas by expanding its van fleet and hiring experienced sales consultant Al Alvarez to service the San Antonio, Austin and Dallas markets. Alvarez, a United States Army veteran, has nearly 20 years of successful sales experience, including eight years at Makita, making him familiar with Braxton-Bragg’s customer base. 

Braxton-Bragg has heavily invested in CNC tooling and equipment, as well as top industry executives, to innovate the way it goes to market. At a time when many companies are reducing staff, Braxton-Bragg has expanded with four new outside sales consultants and six new sales associates. Additionally, managers with extensive stone industry and CNC expertise have joined the company in order to strengthen its footprint and grow that sector of its business.

In addition, the Braxton-Bragg team has brought an operations expert on board to manage the company’s new FREE shop analysis program, helping fabricators streamline operations and inventory for increased profit and efficiency.

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Park Industries TITAN 3000

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Park Industries Introduces TITAN 3000 Series

Posted on 21 April 2020 by cradmin3

Park Industries has introduced the new TITAN® 3000 CNC Router Series. It has been redesigned to dominate high-speed polishing, packed with operator friendly upgrades and maintenance automation. TITAN 3000 can route, shape, and polish stone with lower costs and maximum uptime.

New features of the TITAN 3000 Series include:

  • Refined for high-speed tooling
  • Faster movements & tool changes
  • Maintenance automation & reduced labor
  • Operator friendly upgrades
  • More protection on rails & spindle

Two Models Available: TITAN® 3700 & TITAN® 3800

Built truly American made with American iron.

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AXYZ Introduces Infinite Router for Multi-Purpose Routing

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AXYZ Introduces Infinite Router for Multi-Purpose Routing

Posted on 14 May 2019 by cradmin

AXYZ CNC Routers introduced the new Infinite Router to its line-up of CNC machines. With process areas up to 128″ (3251mm) wide and more than 50ft long (15.24m), the Infinite builds on the legacy of the AXYZ Series Router to combine both modern design and engineering excellence. Built in North America using the latest technology, the router has been redesigned from the ground up, making it highly configurable.

Key design features include a heavy-duty frame with a robust structure for high performance and high part-finish, new carriage design with easier access for service and a new dust extraction system which reduces clogging and allows for longer tables. These are supplemented with a wide range of optional production tools, including a 7- or 21-station automatic tool change system, twin or triple cutting heads, the latest AXYZ AVS Camera Registration System and a misting unit.

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Stoneworks Training Group Launches EasySTONE Training Resources

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Stoneworks Training Group Launches EasySTONE Training Resources

Posted on 02 April 2019 by cradmin

Stoneworks Training Group announced the official launch of its training resources and services for EasySTONE and EasySTONE NC. “We started Stoneworks Training Group LLC because there is a need in the stone industry for good quality training and shared experiences,” states Jerry Kidd, General Manager of Stoneworks Training Group. “EasySTONE is powerful CAD / CAM software that is used by many of the best stone fabricators. The only thing missing is convenient access to the training and support that lets you take full advantage of EasySTONE’s capabilities.”

Stoneworks Training Group formed with the mission of providing that training in ways that are convenient for shop managers and equipment operators. Stoneworks Training Group offers a broad range of services to keep their clients running efficiently:

• Remote & on-site training
• Remote support
• Consulting
• E-Courses: University of EasySTONE

Stoneworks Training Group works in cooperation with DDX Group, the maker of EasySTONE, to provide a complete approach to education, support, and sales. As veteran CAD / CAM professionals, they understand the importance of matching the right software with the right knowledge.

EasySTONE is a full-featured solution for CNC machines. EasySTONE NC is a customizable machine interface for CNC sawing equipment. The two components of the EasySTONE platform integrate seamlessly to streamline the entire process.

Stoneworks Training Group helps companies transition to EasySTONE as a unified software platform for CNC programming and operation. Kidd states, “We translate our experience and knowledge into your success as a stone fabricator.”

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Prussiani Engineering Launches New “All-In-One” Machine

Posted on 26 February 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-Cut and JetPrussiani Engineering introduced Cut & Jet, the newest “all-in-one” machine. This machine reinvents stone working CNC technology with a 370-degree rotating cutting head that is equipped with an electrospindle and a high-pressure waterjet. Both the electrospindle and waterjet feature automatic tilting. The machine is programmed using CAD/CAM software and allows numerous variations for stone cutting.

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Lackmond Products, Inc. Acquires Diamond Tooling Solutions

Posted on 11 November 2015 by cradmin

Lackmond DTS logosMarietta, Georgia-based Lackmond Products, Inc., a supplier of diamond tools, carbide tools and equipment, and parent company of Lackmond Stone, acquired Diamond Tooling Solutions (DTS), of Royalton, Minn. DTS was founded in 2010 and its product lines consist of Tyrolit CNC Tooling, Nemi Vacuum Pods and many other tools and supplies for the stone fabricator. The company’s ability to offer support and application solutions to automated fabrication shops has made it a valuable resource to the stone fabricator. Whether it’s calibrating a CNC machines, setting up a new tooling or helping provide other solutions in the shop, DTS provides the support and knowledge to help the stone fabrication shop become more efficient and profitable.

“Troy Gertken and his team created significant value through their experience and expertise with operating CNC Machines, not only providing the best CNC tooling in the industry, Tyrolit, but also giving solutions and support to their many customers,” said Cliff Sallis, president and owner of Lackmond Products, Inc. “We intend to commit all our resources to continuing Troy’s and DTS’s legacy and extending their vast coverage, as well as expanding Lackmond Stone’s footprint in the stone industry. Mr. Sallis emphasized that Lackmond’s acquisition will allow the company to pursue its growth strategy in the stone market.

“Our team has done an outstanding job positioning DTS as a leader with extensive knowledge in the CNC tooling and stone business,” said Troy Gertken, president and owner of DTS. “Lackmond Products, through their Lackmond Stone division, has a keen understanding of our industry and we are fortunate to have them as a partner as we continue to expand our business.”

More information is available at www.Lackmond.com.

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StoneTalk Episode 15: Joe Alva of Poseidon Stone Equipment

Posted on 09 October 2015 by cradmin

In this episode of StoneTalk, produced by Moraware, host Patrick Foley speaks with Joe Alva, chief design engineer of the Poseidon Stone Equipment. Poseidon is a manufacturer and supplier of stone working equipment including CNC machinery, bridge saws, wire saws, and other equipment that can be used in the fabrication of counterops.

Listen to this episode to learn:

  • What questions you should ask when purchasing machinery
  • The features that make high-end saws high-end
  • How/why to trade in your old equipment
  • History of stone extraction around the world
  • Difference between country of origin for steel vs servo motors

Read the transcript of this StoneTalk podcast here.

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Park Industries Launches FUSION S Series of CNC Saw/Waterjet Cutting Machine

Posted on 11 March 2015 by cradmin

Park Industries Fusion S CNC waterjet sawPark Industries has launched the new FUSION® S series of CNC saw/waterjet cutting machine that have a tilt table option that reduces material handling constraints, decreases slab breakage and makes the tank much easier to clean. The machine maximizes cutting time by using a CNC saw for straight cuts, then switches to a precision waterjet for tight angles. Additionally, the company’s iTECH interface technology simplifies operations, eliminating the need to remember codes for programming. A single slab can be processed in 20 minutes and the automatic 0 to 47-degree mitering capabilities of the system allow production of mitered apron edges in a matter of minutes, according to the company. The machines also have the company’s OPS Productivity reporting, which allows production analysis in real time, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The machines also have a unique Quad Guard systems that protects drive components and machine performance sensors (that sense stone height and garnet flow) to help prevent operator mistakes. Additionally, the machine automatically notifies of routine maintenance needed. They have a low tank height for easy table access, are available in single- and dual-tank models.

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Eurosoft Teams with COBUS ConCept To Offer CAD/CAM Software

Posted on 08 January 2015 by cradmin

Eurosoft COBUSEurosoft Inc. has partnered with COBUS ConCept to offer its NCAD CAD/CAM software. The NCAD software suite offers tools and modules designed to aid in improving the efficiency and automation of a manufacturing center. With NCAD implemented, one system controls every CNC machine and all of the necessary data is sent directly to production so there is no need to learn to use other software programs. NCAD also has parametric programming tools that allow users to assign variables to just about any design element in NCAD, tie it all together with the desired conditions, and from then quickly create new models and catalogs without having to redesign individual elements. Other key features include: intelligent nesting module; post processors for all brands of CNC machines; built-in macros and custom macro builder; integration with ERP; importation of existing design files (.DXF, .DWG, etc.); and 3-D test simulations for design testing.

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