In recent years, sintered stone products such as Dekton by Cosentino are presenting themselves as alternatives to natural stone, and fabricators are having to learn how to cut these materials and make them profitable
July 9, 2018
Tim Culot is among the leading stone fabricators in Belgium and has experienced success with cutting Dekton, although he admits there was a learning curve. During a presentation at Cosentino’s C100 conference, he shared that 40% of all the material he cuts is now the sintered stone material.
Universal Granite & Marble (UGM) graciously opened their doors to 30 fabricators, in addition to other members of the stone industry, for the Wisconsin Stone Summit, which is organized by the Natural Stone Institute (NSI).
Established a little over five years ago, the Rockheads Group USA has emerged as a group of stone fabricators who hold high standards for their business practices to raise the bar for the overall good of the stone industry.
Material handling and keeping track of slab locations can be an afterthought for fabricators at times. When it does take center stage, fabricators may use an excel file or pencil and paper to keep track. There are options, such as Slabsmith software, to do it online through a cloud-based system.
The Stone Industry Education series presented by the Natural Stone Institute and Stone World recently received a solid turnout at M S International, Inc.’s showroom in Deerfield Beach, FL
May 14, 2018
On Thursday, March 22, the Natural Stone Institute (NSI) and Stone World magazine held the second in a series of 10 stone industry education seminars tailored to the attendee and the topics most important to fabricators.
Over the years, there has been a great transformation in stone fabrication and many shops have evolved into a fully digital fabrication shop. There are steps that need to happen along the path to digital fabrication, and these steps are less daunting than one may think.
StoneExpo, which is part of The International Surface Event (TISE), provides an arena for fabricators from various regions of North America to gather together to share ideas and experiences, learn about new products on the market and to meet new people.
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.
With a significant increase of first-time exhibiting companies, more than 150,000 attendees, a new innovative product showcase and an extensive educational program, this year’s edition of the Xiamen Stone Fair is heading for another success
The Xiamen Stone Fair has been building momentum as a reputable international stone exhibition, and the 2018 edition is expected to be even bigger. Now in its 18th year, the next edition is slated for March 6 to 9, at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center.