Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, announced today it is accepting submissions for 2021 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards and nominations for their Rock Star Awards. Competitor submissions of tile and stone projects for entry to the CID Awards, and nominations for Rock Stars, will be accepted online through Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST. Winners of both programs will be honored onsite at Coverings 2021, as well as in various media outlets, the Coverings website, and social channels.
Quarra Stone Company is proud to announce that Steven Rousseau has joined the team as Supply Chain Director. As a former block sales and quarry manager for RED Graniti SpA, Rousseau brings 20 years of experience in the stone industry to complement Quarra’s technical knowhow and expertise in stone fabrication.
BB Industries has hired stone industry veteran Ben Donley to be its Ohio sales consultant. Based in Cincinnati, Donley has more than 15 years of fabrication experience, from templating to running a shop. Most recently, he was shop foreman at GQW in Kentucky. He will cover Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Columbus for BB Industries.
Eric Tryon, former CEO of Premier Surfaces, advised participants of a two-day virtual Stone Summit how to best hire and retain employees, as well as other tips to build a successful stone fabrication business
Luck Stone, the nation’s largest family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand and gravel, announces the upcoming launch of JobSight, an industry-leading digital platform allowing customers 24/7 accessibility to place orders, manage accounts, track deliveries and more. JobSight will launch in October 2020.
The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for another home through the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). The R.I.S.E. program builds specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. To date, Natural Stone Institute members have been involved in thirty completed homes.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to industry veteran Ron Hannah about a product called Black Mamba that adheres a sink to a countertop in 10 seconds. This issue also takes a look at the quartz industry, one of the articles features Quantra and how it continues to invest and strategize to produce high-quality quartz. We also take a look at the top quartz products offering in our quartz roundup.
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.