Stopping for the Duration


Covid-19 lockdown means a shutdown for more and more fabricators. Eliminate problems later with these tips.

Quartz Surfaces: Light and White


The industry's color palette stays light for a good reason: It sells.

Fabricator Focus


Atlantic Granite and Marble in Rochester, N.Y., is a multi-generational shop ... with a difference at the top.

Vol. 3, No. 4

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When the world economy clicks off the Pause button, things will be different.

News Highlights


LG Hausys starts up third Viatera® line in Georgia; $42B in U.S. countertop demand by 2024; more.

News: Covid-19


Events cancelled worldwide; two companies donate €1M-plus to local hospitals.

10 Questions: Ron Hannah


Among other things, one of the SFA's co-founders talks about surviving the last time the economy went into recession.

The Safe Shop


Loading-dock accidents can bring any fabrication shop to a crushing halt.

SFA: What's The Answer?


Unwanted arrow pattern on quartz slabs; sub-top dilemma; over-amping when cutting quartzite.

Outer Bandwidth


Our new online-business column offers some off-the-shelf solutions for remote working.


Our regular guide to goods and services for the hard-surfaces industry.

The Directory

Find the solution you need for your business.


The when and where of events and education for the industry.

Advertising Index

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