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Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition 259

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition 259

Great River Granite Company, DBA Weber Memorials, St. Cloud, MN, has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for temporary suspension of duties on “granite blocks and other building materials intended to be used as monumental or other building stones.” The issue appears to be that while stone geologically defined as granite enters the U.S. duty free, a tariff of 3% is imposed on stones commercially defined and legally sold as granite (basalt, gabbro, diorite, diabase, syenite, gneiss, etc.). To read more click...

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Laser Products Hires New Salesman and Updates Territories

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Member Updates | Comments Off on Laser Products Hires New Salesman and Updates Territories

Romeoville, IL – August 22, 2016 – Laser Products, the World Leader in Digital Templating has experienced significant growth over the past few  years. There has been enough growth that in order to continue to offer the same quality of service, the company has added two sales territories. Laser Products is excited to announce Aaron Alexander as the new Northwest Sales Manager. Aaron has spent the last two years as a sales manager  for the fabric division. He has trained users to template highly complex jobs with ease and to streamline their production workflow. The past year he has also...

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Laser Products and Slabsmith™ Announce Strategic Partnership

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Member Updates | Comments Off on Laser Products and Slabsmith™ Announce Strategic Partnership

Romeoville, IL – September 1, 2016 – Laser Products, today announced a strategic partnership with Northwood Designs, creators of Slabsmith. Under the agreement, Laser Products will use its industry expertise to distribute, develop and support customized applications of the Slabsmith technology for individual countertop fabricators. Slabsmith is a sophisticated slab matching and management tool that uses photographs to produce digital slabs that are highly accurate in color, dimensions, and unique slab properties. It is the only software that provides users with a robust inventory management...

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New Domestic Marbles Available From Arizona Marble Company

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Member Updates | Comments Off on New Domestic Marbles Available From Arizona Marble Company

Willcox, AZ, September 20, 2016 — Domestically quarried marbles are rare. A few exist on the east coast and smaller deposits have been found in other areas of the United States. Many will be surprised to find out that 3 unique colors being quarried in Arizona are now available on the market. Tucked away in Southeast Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains in Cochise County is the 110 year old Arizona Marble Company quarry. The marble deposit is expansive, covering over 320 acres. The quarry was established in 1908 and thrived for years before eventually ceasing in 1937. Click here to read...

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Four Myths about Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on Four Myths about Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

Natural stone is one of the most beautiful materials available for residential and commercial design. Each piece is unique, not manmade, and can fit effortlessly into a variety of decors, making it a top choice for consumers and designers. While natural stone is a popular material, there are several myths surrounding its use that cause homeowners to question its practicality. Myth #1: Natural Stone Stains Easily. To read more, click...

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University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) Online Courses Endorsed by the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in For Members, Industry News, Stone Tablet | Comments Off on University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) Online Courses Endorsed by the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)

Education is the fastest and easiest way to increase sales and profits, and limit your liability! San Diego, CA – February 11, 2016 – The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS), the leading developer of online educational coursework for the tile and stone industry, has received endorsement of its core curriculum by the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). As an added benefit for NTCA members, UofCTS online courses will be offered through the NTCA website and individuals who sign up will receive a special membership discount. To read more click...

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