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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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L.E. Smith Company Launches New Quartz Program and Quoting Technology

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L.E. Smith Company Launches New Quartz Program and Quoting Technology

Posted on 20 January 2017

The L.E. Smith Company introduced a unique quartz countertop offering and a web-based quartz quoting tool. Both investments support the evolving business needs of their broad client base, and exemplify L.E. Smith’s passion for bringing meaningful value to the construction and kitchen and bath industries. According to the company, the new quartz countertop program is unique […] Continue reading this countertop info

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CountertopResource.com Launches Sister Website: GreenSurfaceResource.com

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CountertopResource.com Launches Sister Website: GreenSurfaceResource.com

Posted on 04 January 2016

Although the site has actually been live since June of 2015 as it has been under development, the launch of www.GreenSurfaceResource.com, a sister site to CountertopResource.com, is now official. The main focus of the new site is to be the the most informational, in-depth resource for environmentally friendly surfacing professionals and those interested in green […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Fabricator Profile: Solid Surfaces Inc. Stays on the Cutting Edge

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Fabricator Profile: Solid Surfaces Inc. Stays on the Cutting Edge

Posted on 27 January 2017

Solid Surfaces Inc. was one of the first solid-surface fabricators to automate its shop, and the company takes pride in staying on the cutting edge of surface materials and fabrication processes. After updating the business’s software, Mitch Makowski, president of Solid Surfaces Inc., found that he and his team could communicate more efficiently, which streamlined […] Continue reading this countertop info

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StoneTalk Episode 30: Blake Christensen

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StoneTalk Episode 30: Blake Christensen

Posted on 26 January 2017

In the 30th episode of Moraware’s StoneTalk Podcast, host Patrick Foley interviews Blake Christensen, owner of Valley View Granite in Utah. The two discuss a variety of topics, including all of the following: How to provide customers with a great end-to-end experience Get good people from other industries and retrain them for yours Reasons to […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Deadline Approaching for NRF Scholarships

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Deadline Approaching for NRF Scholarships

Posted on 25 January 2017

Among the many helpful organizations supporting the construction industry is the National Remodeling Foundation (NRF). The NRF seeks to advance the remodeling industry by providing educational opportunities to those interested in the form of scholarships. At the beginning of each year, the foundation accepts applications from anyone who wishes to pursue a career within the […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Formica Introduces Writable Surfaces

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Formica Introduces Writable Surfaces

Posted on 24 January 2017

Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, brings surfaces to life with the introduction of Formica® Writable Surfaces. These surfaces offer beautiful and durable chalkboard and markerboard options in on-trend colors and patterns. The new Formica® Writable Surfaces, part of the 2017 Formica® Residential Collection, were shown for the first time in the Formica Corporation booth […] Continue reading this countertop info

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ISFA Promotes Bryan Stannard to Executive Director

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ISFA Promotes Bryan Stannard to Executive Director

Posted on 23 January 2017

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) promoted Bryan Stannard to the position of ISFA Executive Director, after having previously served as Membership Director. Stannard was named Acting Executive Director in early November 2016, replacing Mike Langenderfer, who served as the Interim Executive Director since November of 2015. In January, the position was made permanent. “Bryan […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Seven Tips for Construction Fall Prevention

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Seven Tips for Construction Fall Prevention

Posted on 19 January 2017

Topping the list of the “Fatal Four” causes of workplace fatalities in the construction industry is falls. In 2014, falls accounted for 359 of the 899 total construction deaths, which is nearly 40 percent. In addition, fall protection topped the list of standards violations in 2015. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has led […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Clio Holdings, LLC Acquires Top Master, Inc.

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Clio Holdings, LLC Acquires Top Master, Inc.

Posted on 18 January 2017

Clio Holdings, LLC of Birmingham, Mich. has acquired Top Master, Inc. of Kansas City, KS, expanding its footprint of regional countertop fabrication businesses to eight states. Top Master, a portfolio company of CID Capital, Inc. of Indianapolis, Ind., is a designer, fabricator and installer of a comprehensive line of custom countertop products, including granite, quartz […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Performance of Laminam Ceramic Compact Surface

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Performance of Laminam Ceramic Compact Surface

Posted on 17 January 2017

While this video, produced by Laminam, starts off looking like a commercial for a restaurant with a chef making pasta and such, it soon becomes apparent it is a demonstration of how the company’s ceramic compact material performs under heavy use conditions. The material is subject to cutting and chopping, oil and acidic materials poured […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award

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Cosentino Receives 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award

Posted on 16 January 2017

Cosentino Group, a  producer and distributor of natural stone, quartz, recycled and architectural surfaces, was honored with the 2016 Home Depot Supplier of the Year Award during the retailer’s annual supplier conference at its headquarters in Atlanta. Suppliers that have gone above and beyond in their collaboration with The Home Depot were recognized. Cosentino was […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Interior Design Magazine Honors BLANCO

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Interior Design Magazine Honors BLANCO

Posted on 13 January 2017

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of sinks and faucets, announced the BLANCO IKON® Apron Front Single Bowl Sink and the BLANCO ARTONA® faucet as honorees in the Kitchen Fixtures and Kitchen Fittings categories at the 2016 Interior Design’s Best of Year (BoY) Awards. The BoY Awards, hosted by Interior Design Magazine is one of the year’s […] Continue reading this countertop info

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How to Get More Done in Less Time, and Free Up More Time for Selling

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How to Get More Done in Less Time, and Free Up More Time for Selling

Posted on 12 January 2017

By Art Sobczak Most of us would agree that we could sell more if we just had more time, or, realistically, better control of our time. After all, you can’t manage time any more than you can manage the weather. You can only control what you do with that time while on the phone–and off–to […] Continue reading this countertop info

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MSI Introduces New Stacked Stone Colors

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MSI Introduces New Stacked Stone Colors

Posted on 11 January 2017

MSI added 12 new natural stone colors to its Stacked Stone Collection. The fresh new colors are: Alaska Gray 3D Honed, Arctic Golden Splitface, Arctic White 3D Honed, Calacatta Cressa 3D Honed, Coal Canyon 3D Honed, Glacial Black 3D Honed, Gray Oak Splitface, Gray Oak 3D Honed, Mountain Bluestone Splitface, Princess White Splitface, Statuarietto Capri […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Laser Products Announces Strategic Workforce Changes

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Laser Products Announces Strategic Workforce Changes

Posted on 10 January 2017

Laser Products Industries (LPI) announced two workforce changes that are intended to continue the company’s rapid growth and to better position it to realize future strategic initiatives. Rich Katzmann was promoted to President, continuing to report to Dan Louis, owner and CEO. Since joining Laser Products almost one year ago as the VP of Sales and […] Continue reading this countertop info

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NAHB Names Michael Menn 2016 Remodeler of the Year

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NAHB Names Michael Menn 2016 Remodeler of the Year

Posted on 09 January 2017

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers honored Michael Menn, CAPS, CGP, CGR, a remodeler and architect from Northbrook, Ill., with its highest annual remodeling achievement award, the 2016 NAHB Remodeler of the Year. The award, which recognizes superior business management, exemplary NAHB involvement at all levels and outstanding contributions to the remodeling industry, […] Continue reading this countertop info

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Groves Releases 2017 Stone Handling Catalog

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Groves Releases 2017 Stone Handling Catalog

Posted on 06 January 2017

Groves Incorporated has released the new 2017 edition of its “Stone Storage, Fabrication and Transportation Systems” catalog. The catalog features several new products, such as its Heavy-Duty Bundle Rack-Long; Heavy-Duty Backsplash Cart; and Heavy-Duty Drywall Cart, as well as a variety of fabrication tables and storage/material handling products for granite, quartz and numerous other slab […] Continue reading this countertop info

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