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Your Winning Team
Mary-Carel Verden
3/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

Nothing is more frustrating than a business full of rugged individuals, each with his or her own ideas and game plan. As you can probably guess, t...

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Estone Realignment
Joseph Corlett
3/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

This Cambria Wilshire Red top has come apart at the sink seam. The caulk joint between the sink flange and the bottom of the top has failed, allow...

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Holly’s Right—Grandma’s Laminate is Long Gone
Pat Windmeier
11/7/2014 4:00:00 PM

My co-blogger Holly just penned a blog on laminate. If you have never read any of her stuff I would highly recommend it. I am going to try and pus...

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Alternative Surfaces

Lamitech Captures Nature’s Contemporary Woods
5/31/2013 3:37:09 PM

Lamitech, the largest manufacturer of high pressure laminates in Latin America, introduces two new wood grain designs that represent the current na...

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Latest Countertop News

Leitz Tooling Seeking Sales Professionals

Grand Rapids, MI – Leitz Tooling, with U.S operations based in Grand Rapids, MI, is expanding capabilities throughout their network and has several positions for qualified sales professionals.

Mike Lind, CEO of Leitz, says, “We are looking for people with a broad range of tooling or application knowledge. Woodworking background is helpful, but general processing experience in other materials works too. The most important thing is attention to detail and the ability to build strong customer relationships.”


NueMedia Now Offering Marketing Analytics Services

Stoughton, Wisconsin – February 16, 2015: NueMedia, LLC announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Sankheki Analytics and Research. Through this partnership, the advertisers of, and can access technologically advanced media and marketing analytic services. more..

ISFA Adds Conference to 2015 Annual Meeting

Conference Program Promises Real Take-home Content for Fabricators’ Bottom Lines. Slated for Nov. 4 and 5, 2015, at the Luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, the ISFA Annual Member Meeting Luncheon is being paired with an educational conference and variety of network events. Attendee space for the full 2-day event, which is sponsored by Cosentino, is limited.


ETemplate Systems Announces Introduction of Direct Integration with 2020 Design

ETemplate Systems announces the introduction of a direct integration between its ELaser Field Measuring System and 2020 Design software. This new capability will first be shown at the 2015 KBIS show in Las Vegas, adding to ELaser’s direct integration with Cabinet Vision and other popular cabinet design software.



ArtCAM Express Demo—Making Christmas Decorations & Preview of ArtCAM 2015

Artcam Insignia – See how to make Christmas decorations just in time for the holidays and get a preview of ArtCAM 2015 before its general release!


Alphacam at International Surface Event 2015

The Alphacam computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution by Vero Software will be exhibited Jan. 20-23 at The International Surface Event 2015, slated to take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The International Surface Event features a trio of exhibitions beneath one roof, including SURFACES, TileExpo, and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas. This major industry show attracts thousands of participants with new products, interactive demos, inspiring trends, education, networking, and much more.


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Feb-Mar 2015 KCD Sidebar

Will Marsala be the Color of the Year for Countertops?
Holly Berecz
3/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

Pantone, the world-renowned color authority, recently unveiled the 2015 Color of the Year, Marsala. Reddish-brown in hue, the shade is described a...

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Putsch March 2015 Sidebar

Quartzite: Real or Not?
Marble Institute of America
3/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

Q: We have been selling a quartzite for several months now, but we are getting complaints from customers that the material is etching. I thoug...

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Abet Sidebar 2015

Nanotechnology Products—Are they real or is it all hype?
Frederick Hueston
3/9/2015 9:00:00 AM

The stone and solid surface industry is starting to be bombarded with what manufactures claim is a breakthrough in chemistry. This breakthrough is...

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Business Practives

Putting Some Fun into Lean!
Alan Severance
3/2/2015 3:00:00 PM

One of the first “people problems” to arise with any big change initiative is engaging associates immediately. Yes, you will need some class time ...

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