Gerry Van Der Bas has been named to replace Michele Ballarin as National Sales Manager for the U.S. and Canada for Breton, a leading manufacturer of stoneworking equipment. Ballarin is accepting a directorship within the Breton family of companies.
With fabrication shops working on tighter margins than ever before, many shop managers and owners are eliminating unnecessary cost by increasing efficiency. Recently, I conducted a roundtable on increasing shop efficiency with members of the Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA), which can be found on page 62 of this issue.
In this issue of Stone World, read more about the new Silica Rule, which was recently announced by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and scheduled to go into effect on June 23, 2016.