The first Stone Fabricators Alliance workshop of the year, hosted by James Donaire of Perfection Connection Marble & Granite, Inc., attracted the largest crowd in the history of the organization’s workshops. Around 200 people attended the event, which was held from June 20 to 21.
If you’ve been in this industry for any length of time, chances are you’ve been to more than a few trade shows and seminars. Looking back at all that invested time, what do you really remember? How much of that information have you used to improve your business?
Since the beginning, TAB India’s goal isn’t to be the second best or the third best, it is to be the best in everything they do. TAB India does everything it can to create the best materials, create the best working environment and be the best in renewable energy.
Stone World asked representatives from several manufacturers of water treatment systems to discuss the latest technological advances of this type of equipment and how a fabrication shop benefits from recycling water.
In this month’s Industry Perspective, Joey Marcella writes about when attending a trade show, workshop or other industry event, you should walk away with a “couple of good ‘nuggets’ of information.” I couldn’t agree more.
The Pinnacle Awards competition is open to natural stone professionals from around the world and are presented to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications.
With changing consumer shopping patterns, an accelerated pace of business and the need for real-time visibility, the Information Revolution has created a great need for technological advancement in the stone industry; it is up to all of us to answer the call together or be left behind in its wake.
The natural stone industry is filled with companies of all sizes, but we know that most are small-to-medium size companies. When it comes to marketing and training, I often hear about limited budgets and staff resources.
Stone fabricators have to balance the demands of their shop and finding business. There may be issues with trying to search for new employees, dealing with machines breaking down, or with the shop getting backed up. Rob and Julie Foley have been able to find a nice balance for their shop.
There is no doubt that our industry is going through monumental changes. During our last Rockhead Group meeting last April, our members had an opportunity to listen to industry leaders about key indicators that are shaping the future of our business.
With exotic stones such as quartzite continuing to grow in popularity among the
design community and homeowners alike, stone producers in countries such as Brazil and Peru exhaust efforts to find new varieties of material to satisfy customer demands. The following are some of the many new stones from these regions that are now available.
CASTELLÒN, SPAIN --TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, expands its range of premium surfaces with four new color introductions for its 2018 catalogue: Retrostone, Mirage, Krater and Calatorao.
Following rigorous market research and a customer survey of prototypes, the new décors are a direct response to today’s trends for high-end commercial and residential architectural surfacing design. Inspired by past and present, these four color additions are complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products, including two new colors in the NanoTech polished finish – pale-gray Luna and light-brown Bombón and 13 new 20mm thick slabs, bringing the full range to 18.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the latest product innovations in the stone fabricating industry, hear about stone design and application case studies from around the globe, and much more!