In addition to bringing in stone and tile products from around the world,
Artistic Tile has developed a modern stoneworking facility in Secaucus, NJ,
where it produces waterjet-cut designs, mosaics and other innovations.
There are numerous bonding mortars available on the market today. Although each has its own characteristics, their main purpose is to bond stone to an acceptable substrate. There have been so many advances in bonding mortars, it has become confusing trying to decide which mortar is right for a specific job.
I know it is a strange headline for an editor’s column, but I am looking to draw attention to Stone World’s new Web site — launching this month — because I think it is the most comprehensive source for stone industry information that you can find.
Specifically designed for handling stone slabs, Wood’s Powr-Grip’s MT (manual tilt) Series Stone Lifters feature a 90-degree tilt using an above-center pivot that enables slabs to hang upright when lifted from storage or display racks and tilt to flat when lowered to bridge saws or work tables.
Sarah Stanhope has been appointed the new Branch Manager for Fine Line Pacific’s Portland, OR, location. Fine Line Pacific is an Artisan Group member and a division of FLOFORM Countertops Inc, which is North America’s largest countertop fabricator.
East Coast Tile and D&B Tile, two of the largest distributors in the eastern U.S., recently announced that each is reporting higher than projected profits in the first year of their Q-Seal permanent stone tile sealing businesses.
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.
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.