Well, we made it through January, which especially here in the Northeast is usually a long and dreary month. Throw living in a pandemic on top of it, and it seemed even more daunting. But now spring is in sight, and on the work front, there has been a great deal of things going on that have kept me positive and engaged.
Recently, Stone World and the Natural Stone Institute held a virtual Stone Summit to discuss ways for fabricators to investigate products that are new to their process, including tooling equipment and digital software, as well as methods to develop focused questions that will help ensure the product or machine they review will perform as anticipated and provide the expected results
Technology continues to advance and play an important role in many of our daily lives. For fabricators in the stone business, each year there are more digital and automated products introduced to the marketplace, which can contribute to a shop’s overall efficiency and production.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I have to say, I couldn’t be happier to shut the door on 2020. I’m hoping 2021 will bring all of us better times. While the past year has definitely made for trying moments, it seems that many of the fabricators I have spoken with are finding themselves busy.
With its recent acquisition of North Caroline Granite Corp., Canadian-based quarrying conglomerate Polycor continues to expand its footprint in the U.S., strengthen its presence in the south, and overall, promote the beauty and sustainability of natural stone
2020 ended on an upswing for global stone producer Polycor with the acquisition of North Carolina Granite Corp. (NCGC). Founded in 1889, NCGC is recognized by architects and other industry stakeholders for its high-quality White Mount Airy granite, proudly quarried in Mount Airy, NC.
Part of the FS Builder Resources’ family, Stone Resources continues to advance and expand its business through automation. With its largest location in Carrollton, TX, the stone fabrication company recently opened a second shop in Pflugerville, TX, a suburb of Austin.
AS WE APPROACH THE HOLIDAYS and the end of 2020, I’m sure most of us are reflecting on what a year this has been! I would have never imagined that a few weeks after returning from one of our workshops in Little Rock, AR, at the end of February the world as we know it would change so drastically.
A growing patient base drove officials to put an expansion plan in place for Brookings Hospital in Brookings, SD. The project consisted of a hospital addition and a new two-story medical office building.
Naquin moderated the two-day workshop, entitled “Selling Natural Stone: Building Your Company’s Sales Structure,” which on the first day also included industry veterans from Valley View Granite and Cutstone Company, who shared their experiences with viewers.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we go one-on-one with Quote Countertops to discuss the importance of digital marketing. Polycor continues its strategic growth and we show a collection of some of the newest tooling and accessories for fabrication.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.