Industry Economist to Speak at AWFS Fair

Economist Chris Kuehl will offer a keynote presentation at the 2021 AWFS Fair on Thursday, July 22 at 8:00 a.m. The session will begin with a welcome from AWFS Board leadership, followed by an economic update from Kuehl focusing on manufacturing and the construction and housing markets. An additional session … Read more

MSI Partners with Spectrum Quartz

MSI has announced the establishment of a joint venture with Spectrum Quartz to create a quartz slab manufacturing production facility in the United States. In May of this year, Spectrum Quartz (part of Hirsch Glass Corporation) announced plans to build a quartz manufacturing plant on a 42-acre site in Latta, … Read more

LE Surfaces Announces Formation of LE Mexico

LE Surfaces announced that it has formed LE Mexico which will further expand the footprint of LE Surfaces worldwide. LE Mexico will be another quartz manufacturing facility that will specialize in basic monochromatic colors and non-directional veined colors. LE Mexico will locate the plant within close proximity to a key … Read more

Video: How Dekton Compact Surface Is Made

Dekton by Cosentino and other compact surfaces are becoming more popular since they hit the market and the category is predicted to continue to grow. While there is a learning curve to fabricating the material, it is growing in demand. But, just how is this product made? This video produced … Read more

A Look at the New U.S. Caesarstone Manufacturing Plant

In a new video released by Caesarstone various leaders of the company talk about the opening of its first U.S.-based quartz surfacing manufacturing facility just outside of Savannah, Ga. It also gives a basic inside look at the workings of the plant. The facility has been in the works for … Read more

How Cultured Marble Sinks and Vanities Are Made

There is little doubt that we have all seen hundreds, if not thousands of cultured marble vanities in numerous settings. But, just how is this common and inexpensive product made? Well, this video, apparently an episode of “How It’s Made” from the Discovery Channel, is offered by ‘worldnews33‘ and shows … Read more

Old Corian Video Showing the Manufacture of Solid Surface

We looked long and hard to try to find a video that shows how solid surface is made, however it seems the industry is relatively tight-lipped about the process. Other than a few Chinese videos with no narrative showing minor aspects of manufacturing, there is very little out there. However, … Read more

Granex Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in Tampa, Fla.

Granex Inc., a supplier of granite and other natural stone, broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in Tampa, Fla. in August. The $6 million development will process granite and marble slabs from imported raw materials and create up to 50 new jobs upon completion. ‚ÄúThis facility will be a … Read more

How Wilsonart Laminate is Made

This video showing how Wilsonart, one of the largest manufacturers/suppliers of laminate, was brought to our attention, here at CountertopResource.com, and we checked it out to find a very insightful piece. Anyone working with laminate material, probably has some idea of what the material is composed of, but this shows … Read more

Breton Quartz Surfacing Manufacturing Process

Here is an insightful video shared by Marvel Stone in Australia showing the Breton method for manufacturing quartz surfacing (also known as engineered stone). The finished slabs are becoming more and more popular (and trendy) for countertop fabrication. Quartz surfacing is one of the most quickly growing countertop materials in … Read more