Water Treatment Solutions Case Study: Hard Rock Stone Works

Water Treatment Solutions presents this video case study of the installation for Michigan-based fabricator Hard Rock Stone Works. Robert Finn, V.P. of Operations, describes the issues the company was experiencing with water filtration and the seamless installation of new water treatment systems. Finn also discusses the customer service they received, … Read more

Video: Porcelain Countertop Discussion

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 … Read more

Video: Solid Surface Double Cut Seam

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, … Read more

Video: The Difference A Dust Collector Can Make

This video from The Fabricator Network shows how much difference using a dust collector can make. Andy Graves demonstrates sanding a deck seam with a 5-in. hand sander/grinder with 40 grit sandpaper. Dust collection cuts down the dust by about 95 percent. Dust collection is an important aspect of the … Read more

Video: “Designing Your Covid Life”

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 … Read more

How to Hire Quality Talent for Your Countertop Company

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 … Read more

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

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

Video: Park Industries Messaging During Tough Times

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 … Read more

Video: Ideas for Dealing with Worker Shortages

Many in the countertop industry are experiencing trouble finding new workers, and this is true in a variety of industries. Much of this has to do with low unemployment and an aging workforce. This video put forth by Knowledge Force Consulting offers some ideas how to get your hands around … Read more

Video: Fabricating Wilsonart’s New Thinscape Product

A few months ago, Wilsonart introduced its new Thinscape product, a new material designed to meet emerging trends in the United States, largely originating in Europe, for thin countertops. The composite material is made up of papers and resins to achieve an overall thickness of 1/2 in. This construction allows … Read more