Investing in the future
As one of the first large-scale production shops in the U.S., Marble Crafters of Trainer, PA, has maintained its success despite increased competition in the marketplace over the past decade. Located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, it has upgraded its fabrication shop with new equipment and technology, and it also opened a new showroom earlier this year.
Technology investmentsRecently, the company has upgraded its machinery options, and its equipment now includes a Destiny CNC stoneworking center from Park Industries, a 20-horsepower machine that can hold 25 tools. The unit operates with Siemens CNC control technology, and it also features dial-up remote diagnostics and service connectivity.
The shop is carefully laid out so that the workpieces move smoothly from the layout area to the saws to the CNC machine. Material is handled with an overhead crane as well as jib cranes, which are equipped with vacuum lifters.