In the early 1980’s, Joe Lauer was the manager of the local Perkins in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The same restaurant that Tom and Joyce Schlough took the family to every Sunday. Tom, the President of Park Industries® at the time, saw something in Joe that stuck with him. Joe truly cared about his customers. Based solely on this, Tom offered Joe a job. Tom could teach Joe the stone industry…he couldn’t teach Joe the passion for true customer care.
Park IQ™, the new business intelligence software from Park Industries®, provides real-time data on the productivity, efficiency, and health of your machines. Built on a foundation of input and feedback from fabricators, Park IQ™ puts the information needed to optimize efficiency in your shop and maximize machine performance right at your fingertips 24/7. Access live machine data anytime, anywhere.
The all new Side-Shot by Park Industries provides fabricators the tool to capture slab images right at the machine with an extremely small footprint requirement. The SIDE-SHOT™ incorporates Slabsmith Lite software for vein matching and 3D rendering.
The winners of the 2019 Pinnacle Awards were announced during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE in Las Vegas, NV. Twenty-two projects were honored with Awards of Excellence. The 2019 Grande Pinnacle Award was presented to Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (New York, NY) for their work on 7 Bryant Park.
Park Industries recently held a Lunch Connection in Nashua, NH – allowing fabricators in the region to share their stories with each other and become educated on the ways technology is critical to running a successful business
After launching a successful Lunch Connection program this past April at Ricciardi Marble & Granite in Hyannis, MA, Park Industries’ New England sales team planned another one for September 12, 2019, which was hosted by Ripano Stoneworks in Nashua, NH, who also happens to be Stone World’s 2006 Fabricator of the Year. The three-hour event drew attendees from as far as six hours away, and provided several short educational sessions, as well as live machinery demonstrations and an opportunity for friendly competitors to network.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we take a look at the Fabricator Forecast where fabricators let us know what they believe is the state of the industry. We also go one-on-one with Summer Kath of Cambria and take a look at the latest technology.
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.