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Coverings 2017 Hosts the Largest Stone and Machinery Display in North America

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Coverings 2017 Hosts the Largest Stone and Machinery Display in North America

Posted on 20 March 2017

Join 25,000 tile and stone professionals at Coverings in Orlando, Fla. April 4-7, 2017 for live demonstrations, workshops, and free accredited education sessions. At Coverings, attendees will interact with experts in the field and have access to the latest equipment and technology. No other event offers more products to see, machinery to evaluate, or opportunity […] Continue reading this countertop info

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CountertopResource.com Hires Countertop Industry Veteran Chad Thomas as Sales Director

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CountertopResource.com Hires Countertop Industry Veteran Chad Thomas as Sales Director

Posted on 30 January 2017

CountertopResource.com, the leader in information portals for the countertop industry and its subsidiaries, is pleased to announce that it has hired Chad Thomas as its Sales Director. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the countertop and surfacing industry, having started at Integra Adhesives in 2001, where he was an integral part of […] Continue reading this countertop info

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StoneTalk Podcast Episode 32: Gerry VanderBas

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StoneTalk Podcast Episode 32: Gerry VanderBas

Posted on 24 March 2017

In this episode of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast, host Patrick Foley speaks with Gerry VanderBas of Breton USA. The two discuss several topics surrounding fabrication hardware, including the following: Factors to consider when purchasing a new saw or router Why software may be just as important as hardware Robotics How mitre cuts and other processes affect […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Nemo Tile Introduces Imprint Collection

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Nemo Tile Introduces Imprint Collection

Posted on 23 March 2017

Nemo Tile introduced the Imprint collection, which showcases varying three-dimensional tile depths to create intricate 3D patterns. Imprint is available in two shapes, hexagons and murettos, as well as a variety of textures. The collection can be mixed and matched to conceive one-of-a-kind looks including ribbed surfaces resembling corduroy or metallic designs. The new line […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Vitória Stone Fair/Marmo+mac Latin America Reschedules for June 2017

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Vitória Stone Fair/Marmo+mac Latin America Reschedules for June 2017

Posted on 22 March 2017

The Vitória Stone Fair/Marmo+mac Latin America has been rescheduled to take place June 6-9, 2017, at the Carapina Events Center, Serra. The event was cancelled last month because of escalating public security issues and the closure of many public facilities in the state of Espirito Santo. According to the Milanez & Milaneze CEO, Cecília Milanez […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Vadara Quartz Launches Four New Colors

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Vadara Quartz Launches Four New Colors

Posted on 21 March 2017

Vadara Quartz Surfaces has expanded its collection of versatile surfaces with a collection that features four new colors — Bianco Perla, Calacatta Dorada, Petra Grigio and Blanco Venato. The New Collection 2017 features a range of colors and patterns suitable for a variety of projects. Every new color within the collection is now available in […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MSI Updates and Expands Showroom and Distribution Center

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MSI Updates and Expands Showroom and Distribution Center

Posted on 17 March 2017

MSI recently updated and doubled the size of its Bay Area showroom and distribution center. The center created room for more than 500 surfacing products to be displayed and inventoried throughout 5,600 sq. ft. of showroom space and 160,000 sq. ft. of total warehousing space. The new design allowed for customers to get a hands-on view of […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Federal Brace’s Best Selling Supports Get New Finish

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Federal Brace’s Best Selling Supports Get New Finish

Posted on 16 March 2017

Federal Brace rolled out an all new finish, Polished Stainless Steel. According to Federal Brace, the polished stainless steel creates a beautiful, chrome-like mirrored look. The best selling Stonehaven, Foremont and Dilworth supports are now available in this finish. The Stonehaven Countertop Post support features a top plate 7 in. long to support up to […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Festool Launches Hand Sanding Line

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Festool Launches Hand Sanding Line

Posted on 15 March 2017

Festool USA and Festool Canada have introduced a complete line of hand sanding products. Available in sheets, blocks, sponges, rolls and pads, the premium hand sanding line from Festool was developed in accordance to the principles of machine abrasives.  According to Festool, the new hand sanding line features a longer service life, a high material removal […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Impact Products Releases 880 Safety Glasses

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Impact Products Releases 880 Safety Glasses

Posted on 14 March 2017

Impact Product aimed to provide the perfect fit for every worker and every job with it’s 880 Series. One size does not fit all and because of this the 880 series is available in multiple sizes meeting the needs of every worker. Both the smaller and larger frames are adjustable and come equipped with reading […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Kitchen of the Future Displayed by Panasonic

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Kitchen of the Future Displayed by Panasonic

Posted on 13 March 2017

This video put out by Panasonic is a look at their idea of the “kitchen of the future” with a focus on internet connectivity, integral sinks and cooktops, moving countertop sections, built-in lighting and other integrated features. While the video isn’t the most recent look at smart kitchens, the focus on the countertop is certainly interesting […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Houzer Names RJS Associates 2016 Rep of the Year

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Houzer Names RJS Associates 2016 Rep of the Year

Posted on 10 March 2017

In appreciation of outstanding sales achievement, performance and growth, Houzer recognized Robert Sapienza and RJS Associates as the 2016 Houzer Rep of the Year. Robert’s skills, work ethic and professional virtues are responsible for a two-fold increase in sales for each year since taking on representation of Houzer in Illinois and Indiana.  For more than three […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Business Sense: Communication and Empathy Lead to Sales

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Business Sense: Communication and Empathy Lead to Sales

Posted on 09 March 2017

The prevailing attitude toward salespeople outside the profession is that the work is best suited to those who are obnoxious or, at the very least, aggressive, but the reality of the situation is that you can catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar. Leaders in sales positions understand that closing deals all comes down […] Continue reading this countertop info

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CMA Seeks Wood Diamond Award Submissions

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CMA Seeks Wood Diamond Award Submissions

Posted on 08 March 2017

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announced that its Wood Diamond Awards program is now accepting submissions for the 2017 contest. The CMA’s award program was first offered to the membership in 2010 as a means for members to be recognized by their peers. The Cabinet Makers Association was incorporated in 1998 by a group of […] Continue reading this countertop info

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ISFA Publishes 2017 Countertop Industry Outlook

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ISFA Publishes 2017 Countertop Industry Outlook

Posted on 07 March 2017

In the first quarter of every year, the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) publishes the annual Countertop Industry Outlook in its members’ magazine Countertops & Architectural Surfaces. ISFA Communications Director Kevin Cole conducts extensive research and analyzes a variety of statistics to predict the likely outlook for the countertop industry in the coming year and […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Coverings 2017 Announces Lineup of Appreciation Days

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Coverings 2017 Announces Lineup of Appreciation Days

Posted on 06 March 2017

Coverings released the schedule of segment-focused Appreciation Days that provide enhanced learning and networking opportunities for builders, remodelers, architects, designers, contractors and fabricators. While programming for all groups will be held throughout the duration of Coverings, Appreciation Days are designed to feature tailored guided tours of the show floor, lunch, focused education sessions and more. […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Kathy Spanier Receives MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award

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Kathy Spanier Receives MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award

Posted on 03 March 2017

Kathy Spanier, Director of Marketing for Coldspring in Cold Spring, Minn,, was the recipient of the 2016 MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award. Spanier received the award at the MIA+BSI Awards Luncheon at TISE. With more than 35 years of marketing experience, Spanier has spent the past decade advocating for advancing leadership and sustainability within the […] Continue reading this countertop info

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BLANCO Adds Five New Colors to IKON Apron Front Collection

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BLANCO Adds Five New Colors to IKON Apron Front Collection

Posted on 02 March 2017

The popularity of the BLANCO Apron Front sink led the company to add new colors. Five new colors have been added to the collection to make a total of eight available selections. In addition to Anthracite, White and Café Brown, IKON is now available in Biscotti, Truffle, Metallic Gray, Cinder and Biscuit. BLANCO IKON features a 30-in. […] Continue reading this countertop info

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