Fabricator Case Studies

Digital Technology Makes for an Efficient and Productive Operation

Signature Countertops, Inc. in Scottsburg, IN, has created a strong team environment, which combined with state-of-the-art equipment, including digital technology, makes for an efficient and productive operation
Like most fabricators in the industry, Chris Garten, president of Signature Countertops, Inc. in Scottsburg, IN, started out using luan strips to template.


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Digital Templating and How It Helped

Making the switch to digital templating has helped Johnson Granite, Inc. of Mount Airy, NC, significantly expand its production capacity
In 2007-08, Brian Johnson, president of Johnson Granite, Inc. in Mount Airy, NC, made a decision to help the longevity of his company.


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Fabricator adapts for success

In business for more than two decades, Cumar, Inc. of Everett, MA, continually invests in its fabrication business and searches for new ideas to best serve its customers
Angelo “Ivo” Cubi first opened Cumar, Inc. in 1992.


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Installation and fabrication the Old World way

Old Stone Marble Works believes in hard work and honest business when it comes to stone fabrication and installation
While the amount of digital and new technology shops increase, there are still a few out there that believe in the “old school” way of doing things.


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Granite countershop business grows after the recession

After feeling the effects of the 2008 recession, Daniel Ghionoui moved his company’s location to help grow his fabrication business
Daniel Ghionoui entered the granite countertop industry in 1994 with a shop in Detroit, MI.


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3D digital templating produces exclusive stone surfaces

Innovative measurement technology speeds turnaround time and simplifies the installation of custom countertops and other high-end stonework for kitchens, baths and staircases for Patrona Marble and Granite of Lake Worth, FL

Working with top grade exotic materials to create custom stone surfaces requires the utmost skill and precision.


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Digital technology proves formula for success

After converting to digital technology almost five years ago, YK Stone Center Inc. in Denver, CO, has seen a considerable increase in production as well as efficiency and quality control
Located in the heart of Colorado is a family owned and operated business, YK Stone Center Inc., which specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of natural materials, such as granite, marble, travertine, quartz, stone tile and glass mosaic tile.


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Focusing on growth

With almost a 30,000-square-foot expansion planned for its facility this summer and intentions to purchase additional equipment and grow its market, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is setting itself up for continued success
With a history dating back to 1986, Urban Quarry Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a family owned business that has transitioned and expanded through the years.


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Indiana limestone forges partnership

With a common goal to fabricate and deliver Indiana limestone easily and efficiently to projects across North America,two industry members joined forces to build TexaCon Cut Stone in Bloomington, IN
On December 2, 2013, TexaCon Cut Stone was born. The mill was originally built in Chicago in 1930, and it had been dismantled and shipped to Bloomington, IN.


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Building a foundation in stone fabrication

Originally established in 1950 as a cultured marble production company, Grecian Marble & Granite was re-launched four years ago by its new owners as a full-scale stone fabrication shop
Since opening its doors in 1950, Grecian Marble & Granite in Oklahoma City, OK, has transformed itself from a cultured marble production company to a full-scale stone fabrication business. 


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