Granite City Tool, a family-owned manufacturer and distributor for the stone industry since 1885, has become the Artisan Group’s preferred tooling vendor for 2011. Artisan Group is a nationwide network of premium stone fabricators.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with an elite organization such as the Artisan Group,” said Chuck Sanvik, President of Granite City Tool. “Their focus on the value of customer service and quality products coincides with ours at Granite City Tool. This strategic alliance will have an exponential value for both of our organizations’ success in this industry.”

Granite City Tool will provide Artisan Group with tools at special pricing, utilizing both nationwide networks.
“Artisan Group, created from an entrepreneurial spirit of member ownership, strives to forge mutually beneficial partnerships that help our members continue to build successful businesses,” said Chad Seiders, Executive Director of Artisan Group. “Granite City Tool has a great industry reputation for quality products and services, and this should be a synergistic partnership.”

In addition to Granite City Tool, Artisan Group also recently signed a deal with the ARCAT Architectural Web site (www.arcat.com) to be the first natural stone countertops (Artisan Stone Collection) to be specified through ARCAT. Artisan Group also is a Kohler specialty dealer.

For more information, visit www.artisan-counters.com.