A three-dimensional buffalo floor medallion was produced by Creative Edge Master Shop with advanced waterjet technology – demonstrating quality precision and craftsmanship in stone fabrication
March 14, 2018
Creative Edge Master Shop of Fairfield, IA, recently waterjet fabricated a beautiful medallion for Buffalo Pacific Company’s first headquarters building using varieties of marble and limestone, as well as gold and brass.
For some fabricators, expanding and growing the business means getting new machines, leasing out a larger plot of land and building bigger shops. But Bill Wyman, who has a philosophy of doing more with less, has been able to propel his fabrication business to one of the top performing in the area.
I write this stone column on the heels of TISE and a few weeks before I leave for the Xiamen Stone Fair. Trade show season is in full spring, and judging by the positive turnout in Las Vegas, 2018 kicks off with a positive vibe for the stone industry.
Cosentino sets record high in 2017 with over $1 billion in revenue and $70 million in net profit
February 28, 2018
Cosentino Group, the global leader in the development, production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, continues to strengthen its economic and financial position and its commitment to sustainable growth, innovation, new technologies and efficient management.
Moderated by Tony Malisani of Malisani Inc. in Great Falls, MT, the Atlanta Stone Industry Education Seminar drew a group of fabricators who came to share experiences and listen to how their peers deal with various issues that arise in a stone fabrication business
Last November at the Natural Stone Institute/Stone World magazine Stone Industry Education Seminar, hosted by M S International in Atlanta, GA, fabricators from around the southeast came together to discuss different problems they face in the shop and solutions for them.
Business major turned stone fabricator, Augie Chavez, began his own fabrication business after moving to Texas more than a dozen years ago, which is now among the most successful stone shops in the state
n 1984, Augie Chavez entered the countertop industry. He began working part-time for a small solid surface fabrication shop in California, which at the time, only offered three different variations of solid surface.
As members of the stone industry, I think we can all agree there is nothing more appealing than the aesthetics and inherent qualities of natural stone. And while many stones come from abroad, we also have numerous quarries here in the U.S. that have supplied material for landmark projects.