Waterjet: Pick Your Pump

Don't overlook the heart of any water-powered cutting system.

First-Quarter 2019 U.S. Hard-Surface Imports

Quartz surfaces gets a new leader -- for now. There's also a real upswing in granite shipments.

Minding the Miter with Thin-Sheet Materials

The right-angle corner is still the only way to go with a host of new surfaces. Make the right turn with your tooling.

Fabricator Focus

Luke Busker moves into new territory in the Upper Midwest by going big with a new automated shop.

CID Awards 2019

The best of the Coverings Installation and Design competition offers exemplary work in stone and tile.

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An airliner tariff is falling under the radar in the news, but its bizarre measures could directly affect the lion's share of fabricators.


What is in the materials we're cutting and shaping in the backshop? Maybe it's time we demand to know.

News Highlights

LPI celebrates its 25th anniversary; Caesarstone throttles back its U.S. plant by 50%. And, oh yeah, more tariff stuff.

The Safe Shop

Getting sloppy with those stacks? Get your slabs and pieces secured, or get ready for a pile of problems.

SFA: What's The Answer?

The SFA offers a variety of opinions on air compressors, mitering and CNC table maintenance.

10 Questions With ...

Peter de Kok, the founder of GranQuartz and a long-time industry observer.


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

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Find the solution you need for your business.


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

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