Laticrete, a global leader in the manufacturing of innovative systems for the installation of stone and tile, has appointed Ron Nash to the position of Director of Sales, Architectural Products Division. In his new position, Nash will create and lead in the execution of sales initiatives. All Laticrete Regional Sales Managers will now report directly to Nash.

Barton Mines Company, a leading supplier of waterjet abrasives and waterjet replacement parts, announced the expanded capacity of its HPX waterjet abrasive processing facility in North Creek, NY. The increased production is a direct result of a comprehensive plant re-engineering and expansion that commenced in September 2007.

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