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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 by cradmin

Chad Thomas, well known in the countertop/surfacing fabrication industry is CountertopResource's new Sales Directo

Chad Thomas, well known in the countertop/surfacing fabrication industry is CountertopResource.com’s new Sales Director

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 its sales and product development. In 2010, he left Integra to found Gluewarehouse.com, a very successful e-commerce start-up, dedicated to the sale of adhesives and accessories for the surfacing industry.

Throughout his tenure in the industry, Thomas has developed friendships and a host of contacts with countertop and surfacing fabricators, as well as other product suppliers and the media. In his new role, he will be assisting suppliers and manufacturers of countertop and surfacing-related products to develop their audience through marketing with CountertopResource.com. Thomas will also handle sales of the marketing products related to CountertopResource.com’s companion website GreenSurfaceResource.com.

“CountertopResource.com and GreensurfaceResource.com are the industry’s best sites for countertop content,” commented Thomas on the new position. “I am excited about being part of the team. I’m really looking forward to reconnecting the relationships I’ve made over the years and making new ones as well.”

“With Chad’s in-depth knowledge of countertop fabrication, high level of respect for and from the industry and extensive contact base, we know he will be a great addition to the team of expert writers and researchers at both CountertopResource.com and GreenSurfaceResource.com,” said Brian Jones, Editor & Content Manager of the sites. “We expect Chad’s expertise to allow us to continue to grow the websites in new directions to better serve our audience with expanded content and new offerings.”

Thomas officially began the role on January 16 and can be reached for comment at cthomas@countertopresource.com or by phone at (360) 922-9191.

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Outwater Provides Numerous Countertop Supports

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Outwater Provides Numerous Countertop Supports

Posted on 21 November 2016 by cradmin

outwater industries countertop bracketsOutwater Industries offers metal support brackets for countertops in many styles and in many prices. Available in 1008 cold rolled steel, cast iron, cast aluminum and in solid carbon steel, some of the company’s various designs of brackets have load ratings of more than 1,000 lbs. per pair. The company also offers ornate support for their shelves and countertops via its line of corbels. With hundreds of styles to choose from the corbels are available in American hard maple, cherry, red oak and alder, as well as resin and polyurethane.

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Biesse & Intermac Present Cabinets & Counter Tops Seminar

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Biesse & Intermac Present Cabinets & Counter Tops Seminar

Posted on 13 September 2016 by CRadmin3

biesse-intermacBiesse and Intermac announced their plan to hold a seminar for Cabinets and Counter Tops on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The seminar will combine manufacturing techniques for cabinet nesting with granite countertop fabrication along with classroom presentations and machinery demonstrations. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the best of both worlds. The seminar will begin with a thorough review of the latest industry trends for manufacturing wood cabinets, covering alternative software applications, tooling recommendations and spoil board technology. Fabrication of Natural and Engineered Granite counter tops, including edgeworks profile, faucet drills, sink cuts out, seams and draining grooves will also be discussed. Combining the expertise of the wood division with the stone division, Biesse and Intermac will deliver a comprehensive look into the manufacturing challenges faced by both industry segments. If you are a manufacturer who is interested in learning more about manufacturing wooden cabinets and granite counter tops, this is a seminar you don’t want to miss!

You may also be interested in this article about kitchen and countertop trends.

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Installation of a Very Large Seamless Copper Countertop

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Installation of a Very Large Seamless Copper Countertop

Posted on 26 August 2016 by cradmin

This video put forward by Mini Mansions Moldings and produced by Evision Media shows the installation of a very large copper countertop. Copper is just one of many different materials that have found a niche in the high end countertop market.

When the video was released several years ago, its creators believed it to be the largest seamless copper countertop ever installed. While we don’t know if that has changed over the years, a larger seamless copper countertop would be difficult to find. While the video doesn’t offer much in the way of details on the fabrication process, it is certainly an interesting view. The countertop is so large it takes more than a half a dozen men to manipulate it and move it into place.

You may also be interested in this video showing how stainless steel countertops are made.

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Outwater Plastics Introduces Brite-Lite Backlighting System for Translucent Surfaces

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Outwater Plastics Introduces Brite-Lite Backlighting System for Translucent Surfaces

Posted on 26 January 2016 by cradmin

Outwater Brite LiteOutwater Plastics’ introduced the self-adheringvBrite-Lite Sheet, a  backing sheet that affixes to translucent countertop surfaces. When used with the company’s L-Task-149 Aluminum Channel and LED Ribbon Strip Lighting it diffuses light for consistent backlighting without any installation space required in between the system and the piece to be backlit. It can also be cut to any size or shape; removed and re-positioned as needed; and is available in 4- by 100-ft. rolls or in 4-ft.-sq. sections.

You may also be interested in this article on Tylerco’s countertop backlighting products.

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BLANCO Wins PIA Award for ONE Collection

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BLANCO Wins PIA Award for ONE Collection

Posted on 22 January 2016 by cradmin

Blanco ONE sinkGerman sink and faucet manufacturer BLANCO has won the Architectural Products 2015 Product Innovation Award (PIA) for its ONE sink collection. The collection consists of three sinks and five accessory kits, all featuring the brand’s satin polished finish. Three sizes of bowls and a range of accessories allow the user to customize the sink for their individual needs.
PIA Awards are given to manufacturers of architectural related products that have displayed innovation and leadership. A group of 35 independent industry professionals judge the awards.

You may also be interested in this article on Gemstone’s sink additions.

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Four New Stone Sealers Announced from Wood & Stone Company

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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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StoneTalk Episode 17: Marty Gould

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StoneTalk Episode 17: Marty Gould

Posted on 28 December 2015 by cradmin

In episode 17 of Moraware’s StoneTalk podcast, host Patrick Foley interviews Marty Gould, marketing consultant for The Customer Store.

Listen to the full podcast to learn all of the following:

  • How marketing differs from selling
  • How to collect valuable information about current customers
  • How to discover new customers just like your best customers
  • Why marketing is an investment in relationship building
  • How to jump-start your marketing plans

A full transcript of this episode of StoneTalk can be read at the Moraware website.

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ISFA Launches ‘ISFA on Demand’ Solid Surface Training Program

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ISFA Launches ‘ISFA on Demand’ Solid Surface Training Program

Posted on 14 December 2015 by cradmin

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is launching a new “ISFA on Demand” training program, in which a certified ISFA trainer will travel to facilities to train on-site personnel in solid surface fabrication. The training will be performed using the client company’s own equipment and supplies, so that those being trained will be shown fabrication processes on the very machinery that they will be using in actual production. While the on-site program currently only covers solid surface training, expansion into quartz/stone training, business training and shop optimization is being planned. Companies that sign up for ISFA on Demand training must be members of ISFA or must sign up for membership prior to training.

You may also be interested this information on other countertop-related training and events.

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A Look at a Variety of Interesting Countertop Edge Profiles

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A Look at a Variety of Interesting Countertop Edge Profiles

Posted on 23 November 2015 by cradmin

This video produced by Marble.com is a good example of how a countertop fabrication company works to stand out. The focus of of the video, edge profiles, is also of interest as it shows the numerous possibilities.

This company tries to differentiate itself by offering a large variety of edge profiles, some it claims are unique to it alone. This also seems to be a great upsell to get more value from each job, while offering more value to each customer.

You may also be interested in this video on exotic granites and other natural stones.

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