The Stone Fabricators Alliance officially launched its new Web site during StonExpo. The Web site is dedicated to helping fellow stone fabricators learn through the exchange of information in a forum-based blog. The Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) is a member-driven organization made up of stone fabricators, stone restoration professionals, vendors and equipment manufacturers that come together to discuss how to improve the natural stone industry. The new site can be found at

Groves, Inc. of Woodstock, IL, announced the promotion of Ryan Jentel to Sales Manager for all of its product lines in glass and stone storage/fabrication systems. Jentel previously held the position of Account Executive for the “Ready Rack” line of fire department storage systems at Groves. He will oversee all aspects of the sales cycle, from customer contact to order delivery. “Since I’ve been involved here, we’ve brought dozens of new and innovative products to market,” said Jentel. “2010 will definitely see that trend continue and even increase. It’s an exciting time for Groves, Inc. and for me personally.” For more information, call 800-991-2120 or visit

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