Quartz: The US Factor


New stateside factories continue to open and expand, even as imported surfaces keep arriving at the docks.

Fabricator Focus


Phoenix Granite Fabrication did rise out of a fire, but a determined owner really made it take off.

Natural Stone's 2020 Recovery


COVID-19 had granite, marble and others on the canvas at mid-year, but the sector staged a remarkable comeback.

Vol. 4, No. 3

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News Highlights


Polycor acquires North Carolina Granite, Vietnam dodges 301 tariffs, and an industry legend is taken by COVID-19.

The Safe Shop


It's time for the Top 5 on the agency's list of fabricator faults. Act now and stay off this hit parade.

SFA: What's the Answer?


Sawjet or waterjet? Some of the Stone Fabricators Alliance weight in on the debate.



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