A few large companies exist in the countertop industry with the capacity to perform both the sawing/face finishing of the stone slabs and the final fabrication of the finished countertop material. This scenario is indeed the exception to the normal course of business. The typical arrangement is for the fabricator to purchase the slabs, already sawn to nominal thickness, with one surface finished.
In this issue of Stone World, we take a look at several U.S. stone producers. Among them is Quality Stone Quarries in Stigler, OK. The owner of the quarry has transitioned his business through the years to keep up with market demand.