April 9, 2010
FAIRFIELD, CA -- Duracite Custom Countertops has been recognized by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service for its innovative fabrication system, while implementing and maintaining an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Golden Gate recognition was developed to provide motivation and support to employers who proactively work with their employees and the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service.
April 6, 2010
The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) is launching its newest online course, "Understanding the Basics of Natural Stone." It offers a comprehensive look at the stone industry -- from ancient uses and geology to quarrying, fabrication, installation and advice on how to win over customers.
March 16, 2010
Cosentino Group, a leader in the production and distribution of quartz and natural stone surfaces, opened a new factory and Cosentino Center in Vitória, Brazil, on February 25, 2010. The new Cosentino Latina Center in Vitória is the group's affiliate distributor for Brazil, and it will give personalized service and attention to stonemasons, fabricators, interior designers, architects and kitchen/bath professionals from the State of Espirito Santo in Brazil.
March 15, 2010
Robert J. Zavagno, Sr., passed away peacefully on March 6, 2010 at the age of 86. He was the President of The Cleveland Marble Mosaic Co., with offices in Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA.
March 4, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH -- Sparked by several recent slab handling accident deaths at stone facilities across the country, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has launched a major new safety initiative that will examine every facet of slab handling and produce new video and other training materials for the industry.
March 2, 2010
CLEVELAND, OH -- If there was ever any doubt that natural stone is the preferred countertop material for kitchens and baths, a list of finalists in a nationwide competition for kitchen and bath designers and their choice of stone should put that to rest. Among the 30 projects selected as finalists for the National Kitchen and Bath Association's "Art of the Industry" annual design competition, 80% or 24 installations, included natural stone for countertops. The finalists were selected from more than 550 entries from across the U.S.
February 24, 2010
As the Vitoria Stone Fair continues in the stoneworking center of Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, exhibitors are showcasing a range of new materials to the marketplace. In particular, exotics are taking center stage on the show floor.
February 23, 2010
The Vitoria Stone Fair kicked off on February 23 in the stoneworking center of Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, and exhibitors expressed optimism for the event and business in general.
February 18, 2010
All stone fabricators are invited to join Northwood and the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) at Crowe Custom Countertops in Acworth, GA, (near Atlanta) from March 25 to 27 for an inside look at both a high-volume production facility as well as small workcell production.
February 17, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Moraware JobTracker held a user group meeting on February 8 as part of the International Countertop Expo. The session served as an educational forum, where users of the system offered some insight into how JobTracker has helped their specific model.