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The Stephens Group Acquires GranQuartz

Posted on 26 May 2017 by CRadmin3

GranQuartz norcrossbuildingThe Stephens Group, LLC announced that it finalized its acquisition of Pearlman Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of GranQuartz and Pearl Abrasive. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pearlman, headquartered in Norcross, Ga., is a multi-channel developer and distributor of supplies, tools and equipment used in the fabrication and maintenance of hard surfaces for residential, commercial and industrial end-markets. Pearlman’s GranQuartz division is a distributor serving more than 8,000 stone fabricators, tile installers and concrete and monument professionals across the U.S. Pearl Abrasive is a developer and provider of high quality, branded abrasives and cutting tools to more than 5,000 distributor customers in construction and industrial end markets. The Company’s products include an extensive offering of proprietary, exclusive, and national branded products with more than 18,000 SKUs across multiple price points and applications.

GranQuartz recently acquired Granite City Tool. With the acquisition, an expanded product line and a focus on surpassing the expectations of its customers, GranQuartz has seen significant growth over the last several years.

“We are extremely optimistic about the opportunities presented to us by this investment by The Stephens Group,” said Dan Davidenko, GranQuartz president and CEO. “They know our industry extremely well, they have a focus on industrial distribution, and they understand how to help companies grow.”

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GranQuartz Introduces Zoller Smile 3.0

Posted on 02 May 2017 by Sydne Unnerstall

GranQuartz ZOLLER_smile_FULLSIZEThe newly designed Smile Pilot 3.0 tool presetter and measuring machine for CNC profile tool aims to save time on initial set up of new profile tooling by reportedly getting precise measurements within minutes.

According to GranQuartz, most fabricators “eyeball” how much stock each position is removing, but with the Smile 3.0 each position can be set within the recommended parameters. The accuracy is said to increase the life of tooling, and also decrease premature shape loss.

Basic equipment includes Smile base table, high precision spindle with integrated calibration edge, image processing with telecentric objective and CCD camera with integrated incident light, windows 7 64-bit multilingual operating system, 24 in. anti-glare multi-touch display with solid frameless glass surface, a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, one USB 3.0 interface, six USB 2.0 interfaces, two RJ45 network connections, 4 GB working memory, storage for at least 15,000 adapters and tool steps and includes two days of training and installation

LASSO software package can also be added, which gives the capability of creating a tool overlay to show the wear pattern of the entire profile, which tells if it is time to redress your tooling or to send tooling in for reshaping.

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Improved Metabo Grinders Available from GranQuartz

Posted on 12 October 2016 by CRadmin3

granquartz-metabo-grindersGrandQuartz is now offering the recently re-engineered Metabo grinders. The improved grinders reportedly provide more torque and power with less vibration, allowing you to get the work done faster. According to the company the grinders now provide up to 50 percent more torque than the previous generation, up to 20 percent more power than previous models and up to 20 percent more overload capacity in extreme applications. The grinders are also equipped with a patented mechanical safety slip clutch that reduces the risk of grinder kickback. The anti-vibration systems can reduce hand/arm vibrations by 60 percent and extend wheel and tool life up to 100 percent (not standard on WEV-10-125).

You may also be interested in this article about polishing wheels from GranQuartz.

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GranQuartz Offers New Edge Polishing Tools

Posted on 17 August 2016 by cradmin

GranQuartz edge finishing wheelsGranQuartz Offers two new edge polishing combo wheels. The ProSeries Fusion Combo Wheels available from GranQuartz are designed for single pass edge finishing on both bullnose and straight edge profiles. Suitable for Park Industries’ Velocity machines for both granite and engineered stone, they are 130 or 150mm in diameter with Snail Lock Connections. The second ProSeries wheels, the NTR2Combo, are made for made in the same sizes and for the same uses, but on backsplash machines. Best flat, it can be used for round profile polishing and requires very low pressure, reducing stress on spindle heads.

You may also be interested in this video displaying a variety of different edge profiles.

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GranQuartz Acquires Granite City Tool

Posted on 03 August 2016 by CRadmin3

GranQuartz/Granite City ToolGranQuartz, L.P., a Harbour Group company, recently announced the acquisition of the assets of Granite City Tool Company, Inc. “Granite City and GranQuartz have been serving the same market for many years.  The combination of the two businesses greatly strengthens their ability to offer a broader line of products and expand their geographic reach.  We look forward to bringing Granite City under our umbrella and to help them continue to grow their distribution reach,” commented Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Granite City has distributed cutting tools, abrasives and ancillary products for the stone cutting and monument industries since 1885.  The company, based in St. Cloud, Minn., serves the needs of customers who primarily reside in the upper Midwest.  Granite City maintains several brand names including Rival®, Rival Bond™, Dia-Pro® and Nitro One Shot™.

Dan Davidenko, GranQuartz president and chief executive officer, commented, “We are excited about the addition of Granite City and believe their long-term position in the upper Midwest and strong customer relationships will help us continue to grow our presence there and throughout the country.”

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GranQuartz Expands Polishing Wheels Line

Posted on 05 May 2015 by cradmin

Granquartz polishing wheelsGranQuartz added a several new polishing wheels. Among them are Abressa Dimond Bullnose Polishing Wheels; Diarex ICE Combo Polishing Wheels; Dongsin Nautilus Inline Combo 5-in. Polishing Wheels; and Legend Flat Edge Polishing Wheels (show here). All are available in a variety of sizes and grit sizes, and are designed for polishing radius and flat edges on granite, marble and engineered stone with snail-lock attachment.

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GranQuartz Now Carries Line of Supports for ADA-compliant Vanities

Posted on 17 March 2015 by cradmin

GranQuartz is now offering a line of Stone Pro ADA-compliant Vanity Supoorts that allow for easy install of ADA-compliant, wheelchair accessible vanity topsgranquartz Stone Pro ADA Compliant Vanity Support. The ADA Vanity Supports have a 4-ft. span with two brackets, a 5-ft. span with three brackets or an 8-ft. or larger span with four or more brackets depending on the compliant spacing needed.

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GranQuartz Offers MB20 Polish Powder

Posted on 29 December 2014 by cradmin

GranquartzGranQuartz now offers MB20 Polish Powder, an exclusive proprietary blend of abrasives and polishing agents that polish granite and most other stone. The polish is for use with a variable-speed right angle grinder with a 5- or 7-in. pad driver and a natural fiber pad. Only a small amount of the polish is required and areas being polished should be masked off and free of any coatings, waxes, sealers, grease or soil.

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New ADI Advanced Finger Bit Available From GranQuartz

Posted on 14 January 2014 by cradmin

granquartzGranQuartz is the exclusive supplier of the new Falcon finger bit, a new development in ADI finger bits that was designed from the ground up to provide durability on a wide range of materials. The Italian-made tooling has six low-profile segments for fast, smooth cutting and more water holes for maximum cooling. It comes in two sizes, 20- by 35-mm and 22- by 48-mm and runs at 5,000 to 7,000 RPM on granite and engineered stone

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GranQuartz Carries E-Z Sink Brackets

Posted on 24 June 2013 by cradmin

Granquartz ez sink bracketGranQuartz is now carrying E-Z sink brackets, suitable for any sink installation. Designed to fit standard 24-in. cabinet depth with no modification, the wood support rails can be easily trimmed for smaller vanity cabinets. This bracket simply mounts to the front and back edge of the cabinet. The adjustable support rails are then placed in the brackets and adjusted to tighten the sink to the stone. This product can be installed before or after the countertops are installed, reducing the time needed for installation. Included in the bracket kit is a support strap used for multi-bowl sink installations. It is attached to the predrilled holes on the underside of the support rail. There are several holes on the rail to accommodate any style of sink. This strap provides support at the center of the sink to keep the sink from flexing under load.

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