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Stone Machinery & Supply Vendors Form Trade Group

Posted on 11 May 2021 by cradmin

A group of 37 U.S. and European based companies in the stone equipment and supply industry have formed The Stone Equipment and Supply Alliance. The purpose of the newly formed group is to communicate as a unified voice regarding industry events and trade-shows.

A board of directors has been formed and is composed of the following industry leaders:

  • President – Mike Schlough – Park Industries
  • Vice President – Rick Stimac – BB Industries
  • Treasurer – Ivano Tirapelle – Comandulli NA
  • Secretary – Nick Wadenstorer – BACA Systems
  • Member at Large – Michele Ragno – Biesse America


Nick Wadenstorer of BACA Industries stated, “This is a great opportunity for stone equipment and supply companies to make the trade show experience better for both exhibitors and fabricators.”

The group has engaged Jon Lancto of Big Fish Consulting to facilitate communications with trade show representatives. For more information or to join this alliance, Lancto can be reached at 843-860-4150 or [email protected]

You may also be interested in this article: Natural Stone Institute Updates Board of Directors

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GranQuartz Acquires Regent Stone Products

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GranQuartz Acquires Regent Stone Products

Posted on 01 February 2019 by cradmin

GranQuartz, a division of Pearlman Group and a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC, has acquired Regent Stone Products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since 1992, Regent Stone Products has distributed stone fabrication and restoration tools and supplies. Based in Virginia Beach, VA, Regent has built a strong, loyal following with fabricators in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dan Davidenko, CEO of Pearlman Group, commented, “We are excited about the addition of Regent to the Pearlman family. They have a fantastic sales force, who have done an excellent job establishing themselves as trusted, reliable resources to their customers. We look forward to continuing to offer that level of service.” Tim Siviter, President of Regent Stone Products, added, “I’ve long admired the GranQuartz division of Pearlman Group and believe our organizations will be stronger together. It was a pleasure to work with The Stephens Group throughout the transaction. They delivered on everything they said they would.”

The acquisition of Regent Stone Products advances Pearlman Group’s goal of building a leading differentiated and scaled distribution platform focused on specialty contractors and fabricators. “Pearlman’s M&A engine continues to be a meaningful value driver,” commented Clay Hunter, Managing Director at The Stephens Group. “The Pearlman management team has a long track record of identifying, acquiring and integrating complementary acquisitions, and we continue to be highly supportive of this component of their strategy as they seek to be the buyer of choice to specialty distributors serving the professional contractor market.”

You may also be interested in this article about LOTTE’s newest acquisition.

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Federal Brace Introduces the Portland Gusseted Bracket

Posted on 07 October 2016 by cradmin

federal-brace-portlandFederal Brace announced a new addition to its Designer Support Line. The Portland Gusseted Countertop Support Bracket, a unique bracket with marine inspirations, is a perfect fit in modern, transitional, or eclectic kitchens. With a circular cut-out, not unlike a boat’s porthole, this bracket is go-to for beach houses, yachts, luxury houseboats, and much more. Whether for use on a wall-hung counter, such as a receptionist desk, serving counter, or other commercial location, or an island overhang to create an entertainment or breakfast bar, the Portland provides complete support and strength, keeping your cabinets safe and your countertops, theoretically, afloat.

The strong central gusset with the decorative cut-out provides additional support between the flanges. Made of ¼ in. thick, high-quality steel, the Portland has an ample carry capacity of more than 500 pounds per individual bracket. The Portland Designer Countertop Bracket is available in 3 sizes for varying overhang lengths and two finishes. The 10-, 12-, and 16- in. brackets, which are suggested for overhangs of up to 14-, 16-, and 20- in. respectively, come in a sleek stainless steel, to match modern appliances, and a raw steel that can be painted or glazed to match any desired color or any existing décor.

You may also be interested in this article about the variety of support options from Federal Brace.

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Weha Debuts New Steel Carbon Fiber Rodding

Posted on 03 February 2016 by cradmin

WEHA steel carbon fiber roddingWeha has developed a new steel carbon fiber rodding. The rodding was developed by placing the steel rodding inside eight-strand premium fiberglass, and reinforcing it again with carbon fiberglass. This process prevents rust from occurring on the steel. Additionally, grooves were designed on the rodding to allow glue adhesion and provide increased strength. The steel carbon fiber rodding is sold in 330-ft. rolls and can be cut with bolt cutters.

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Four New Stone Sealers Announced from Wood & Stone Company

Posted on 21 January 2016 by cradmin

wood and stone sealerWood & Stone Company has developed four new stone sealers. Stone Lock Penetrating Stone Sealer and Ultra Premium Sealer were designed as an economical solution for marble and granite stones, and will not change the color of the stone, reports the company. StonEdge Stone Sealer will give a permanent “wet” appearance to the stone and increase luster. Premium Color Enhancing Sealer will enhance colors of stones and provide stain protection. The sealers are designed for natural stones such as granite, marble and limestone, as well as concrete and quartz.

 

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Weha Offers New 4-In., 5-step Dry Diamond Polishing Pads

Posted on 16 September 2015 by cradmin

WEHA dry polishing padsThe new diamond dry polishing pads from Weha are made with the latest multi-diamond matrix bond technology, reports the manufacturer. They are designed for polishing granite, marble, quartzite and other natural stone surfaces. The pads may also be used for wet polishing quartz surfacing and other engineered stone. According to the company, each of the five diamond step pads has its own unique combination of diamonds and matrix bond to gradually create the highest natural polish using only five diamond polishing pads.

You may also be interested in this article on Regent Stone’s Quartz polishing system.

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Diarex Super-Duty Fabrication Table Now Available from GranQuartz

Posted on 15 September 2015 by cradmin

diarex_super_duty_fabrication_tableThe Diarex Super-Duty Fabrication Table is now exclusively available through GranQuartz. The table is constructed of 2-in. steel tubing and has four double-locking swivel casters, making its design rugged, yet simple, reports the company. The surface of the table is made of a non-marking white rubber, but it can be replaced with other materials by using industrial adhesives or silicone to hold the alternate surface in place.

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New Repairable Vacuum Cups Now Available from Better Vacuum Cups

Posted on 12 June 2015 by cradmin

SS200400  repairable vacuum cup from Better Vacuum Cups, Inc., which can be easily repaired.

The SS200400 repairable vacuum cup.

Better Vacuum Cups, Inc. is now offering its new line of SS200 and SS200400 vacuum cups that can be easily repaired if damaged. And, they are almost half  the weight of many other stone cups, and have a patented modular design for strength. However, one of the greatest features is that in situations where tooling and vacuum cups make unwanted and damaging contact, the cups can be repaired. This can save significant amounts of money, and is easily accomplished.

SS200 Repairable Vacuum Cup from Better Vacuum Cups, Inc.

The popular 8×8 model of the SS200 Repairable Vacuum Cup.

The rubber lids (that are identical for both the top and the bottom) are quickly replaced in about 30 seconds, preventing significant downtime and saving shop owners money. Additionally, they fit perfectly without any leaks and no foam gaskets are needed, reports Better Vacuum Cups.

For more information on the SS Series of Repairable Vacuum Cups from Better Vacuum Cups, Inc., or any of the company’s other products, visit the its website at  www.greenbvc.com or call (877) 872-2821.

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Chemical Concepts Launches Line of Self-Anchoring Threaded Inserts

Posted on 13 May 2015 by cradmin

Chemical Concepts Keep Nut FastenerChemical Concepts launched a new line of self-anchoring threaded inserts in the form of the Keep-Nut fastening system. According to the company, it is designed to reduce the time and effort put into ensuring a strong and reliable bond and has the capacity to withstand up to 300 KG of pressure. The fastener features quick assembly without the need for adhesives, as well as ease of use with CNC machines and standard tools. Assembly requires no external pieces, or any tensile force on the receiving material when the insert isn’t being pulled out. The application process involves three basic steps: preparing the hole in the material, insuring the correct dimensions with a gauge and installing the Keep-Nut with simple pressure. It is suitable for use on a variety of applications, such as undermount sinks and countertops, stone surfaces and glass, ventilated facades, wall-coverings, etc. It is made of stainless steel and comes with a set of elastic crowns and a plastic ring for housing the complete assembly. Free samples are available from the company for a limited time.

You may also be interested in this article on the Cinclips undermount support system.

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Counterbalance Upgrades to LIFT-A-SYST II Countertop Lifting Hardware

Posted on 24 April 2015 by cradmin

Lift-a-syst IICounterBalance Corporation released its new and improved Lift-A-SYST® II model of countertop hardware to lift light to medium weight flip-up counters. The system allows positioning anywhere from 0-90 degrees and prevents the counter segment from abruptly opening or slamming shut. New features and benefits of the system include: one-piece construction; low-profile ; less hardware requirements; all aluminum and stainless steel design, easier mounting and adjusting; and a hidden bolt attachment for arm assembly. They contain no compressed gasses or oils, reducing maintenance and are heavily tested . The new system can replace the six original versions of the units.

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