Already a leading solid surface fabricator in its region,
TWD Surfaces of Bridgewater, MA, took advantage of market conditions to expand — and thrive — in the fabrication of quartz surfacing and natural stone.
Since 1949, Artisan Group member Hoffman Fixtures Co. of Tulsa, OK,
has consistently evolved and branched out into different arenas to
remain a profitable fabrication operation despite difficult economic times.
With visits to technology manufacturers, large-scale stone producers
and fabrication shops throughout Northern Italy, a group of
North American fabricators were indoctrinated in the Italian stone industry.
This Stone of the Month supplied by Stone Italiana S.p.A., Verona, Italy. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.
Braxton-Bragg now offers an animated video of the I-Brace, a new invention by InnoTops. It is a simple device for strengthening cantilevered stone countertops and is installed into the base cabinet while replacing costly and bulky corbels, reports the manufacturer.
With the Automatic Stealth Seamer™ by Omni Cubed, the working area is open and accessible with the units in place. This feature is a time-saver for installers and enables total clean-up of the seam before the epoxy cures completely, reports the manufacturer.
Architectural Granite & Marble, headquartered in Austin, TX, with branches in Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Raleigh, NC and San Antonio, TX, has recently opened a new branch in Puyallup, WA, which will offer consumers Factory Direct pricing.
Silestone, a world leader in quartz surfacing, was recently selected by Sotheby’s New York to create bars and tables to be used during a series of exclusive events leading up to its prestigious Contemporary, Modern and Impressionist art sales held during the month of June.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Venetian Marble & Granite of Helotes, TX, with 10 serious safety and health violations after an inspection found that workers were exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. Proposed penalties total $41,300.
Laticrete, a leader in the manufacturing of innovative systems for the installation of tile and stone, continues to seek out and implement sustainable initiatives to protect the environment most recently with the launch of its Laticrete Grout Channel Refurbishment Kit.
Hanwha L&C Surfaces, a leading global manufacturer of quartz and solid surfaces, met with select distributors this past week for its bi-annual meeting to review current marketplace initiatives, share ideas and discuss opportunities for continuing to build brand awareness for Hanwha Surfaces and its products: HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces.
Laticrete, a global leader in the manufacturing of innovative systems for the installation of tile and stone, donated the Laticrete ® MVIS™ system of products to help out a family from Wellman, TX, for a special episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
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.