CNC Tooling: Set for Success


Still doing touch-up after that final pass with the CNC? Maybe you need to tell your machine about the state of your tooling..

Fabricator Focus


Gil Rangel has something at Marble Palace that's his secret ingredient for strong growth: fun.

Renewal on Park Avenue


Christ Church United Methodist sits on a tony address on New York's Upper East Side, but it needed some face work -- as in 19,000 ft².

2020 Pinnacle Awards


OK, last year won't bring back font memories, but the winners of the Natural Stone Institute's annual competition shows that good work is always worth celebrating.

Vol. 4, No. 4

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A frank talk about who's calling the shots around here.

News Highlights


TISE will be live and in-person in Las Vegas in June. Also;tariffs challenged, tariffs defended, tariffs frozen; and, U.S. officials look into the ol' switcheroo on the origin of some quartz-surface slabs.

The Safe Shop


Don't let wet floors and other hazards make for fickle footing in your fabrication shop.

SFA: What's the Answer?


Tape or clamps for those mitered edges? The Stone Fabricators Alliance considers the merits of each.



Quantra offers three new exclusive designs as it puts a new state-of-the-art quartz-surfaces plant in production.

Product Talk



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


Stone Update Magazine offers audio versions of selected articles on one easy-to-access page.

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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