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Radio Stone Update
15 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
More Cooling in U.S. Kitchen/Bath Market; TISE Looking to Boost Start-ups at 2023 Show; NTCA Tilesetter Honors.
A study shows a continued slowdown in the U.S. kitchen-and-bath market; TISE looking for start-up companies to promote at 2023 event; NTCA salutes tilesetters of the year.0:34U.S. Kitchen/Bath Market Continues to Cool 3:53NTCA Tilesetter Craftspersons of the Year 5:32TISE Looking to Boost Startups During 2023 Show 6:47A Word From Quantra 7:59September 2022 U.S. Hard-Surface Imports Down 9:33MSI's Shahs Honored by Resolution Project 11:21Caesarstone Donates Slabs to Georgia Schools 12:18Kaeser Compressors Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research 00:13:02MSI Named Fast-Grower in Orange County CA
13 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Section 301 Tariff Comments Next Month; Certification Needed for Malaysia Quartz Surface Imports; more.
The federal government will hear comments on Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods; certification will be needed to import quartz surfaces from Malaysia; Quarra Stone to open $19 million campus in Wisconsin; more.00:33 Section 301 Tariff Comments to be Heard02:31 Certification Required for Malaysia Quartz-Surface Imports05:47 A Word from Quantra07:00 MSI Opens New Haven Area Facility 07:00 MSI Opens New Haven Area Facility 08:10 U.S. Hard Surface Imports Hits Another New High09:51 Manu Shaw Honored by Orange CA Chamber10:52 Fabricator on NKBA Young Leaders List11:31 Howard Feted with NTCA Ring of Honor
11 minutes | Oct 7, 2022
Marmomac, Cersaie Attendance Up Sharply; NTCA Offers Porcelain-Panel Sessions.
In This Episode:0:33Marmomac 2022 Draws 47,0002:16Cersaie 2022 Close to Pre-Pandemic Attendance3:08NTCA Holding Porcelain-Panel Training in Western U.S.5:25Diamant Boart Changing Branding to Husqvarna6:17U.S. Stone Industries Certified for Sustainability8:13Xiamen 2022 Show Shows 5% Growth9:03Louisville Tile Acquires Mid America Tile9:43BB Industries Adds Utah Warehouse Supervisor
15 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
U.S. Kitchen/Bath Market Cooling in '22? - BACA Restarts In-Person Seminars - Florim Wins Tenn. Green Award
0:32 U.S. Kitchen/Bath Market Cooling: NKBA 2:43 Florim USA Wins Tenn. Environmental Award4:45A Word from Quantra 6:01 BACA Systems Brings Back In-Person Seminars 7:16 Cambria Supports Wis. Workforce Training Center 9:24 MSI Opens Pittsburgh-Area Facility 10:36 KBIS 2023 Online Registration Now Open 12:39 Natural Stone Institute - RISE Home 44
15 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Caesarstone Sets Record 2Q Revenue in 2022; Park Holds Digital Expo in mid-September; SESA Adds 50th
00:32 Caesarstone Announces 2Q 2022 Results3:05 SESA Goes to 50 Members4:07 Park Industries Announces September Expo6:11 U.S. Hard-Surface Imports for June7:24 Construction Resources Changes Ownership10:03 Pangaea Stone Goes All Solar for Roof11:04 MSI Noted in Top 50 by Selling Power11:51 R.I.S.E. House #44 for Natural Stone Institute13:07 BB Industries Named Top Workplace in Knoxville
16 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Radio Stone Update SPECIAL: Marmomac 2022
00:00 Welcome to Stone Update00:33 The Upcoming Stone Event: Marmomac02:15 How Many Exhibitors for 2022, and Where are they From?03:06 What's the Product Mix for This Year?03:50 Expanding Marmomac to Encompass More Design05:23 Building on Marmomac 2021's Success06:16 The Unique Experience of Marmomac07:09 Marmomac is English-Friendly07:49 Start Online with Marmomacplus.com09:13 Now a Tuesday-thru-Friday Event09:44 A Word from Quantra10:57 Considering a 2022 Marmomac Visit11:31 The (Not-So) Secret Discount for 202211:57 Knowing Where to Look for Verona Lodging12:45 Connecting Air Travel from the United States13:31 Combining Air and Rail for More Travel Options14:36 See You There?
14 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
India Quartz Tariff on the Rise?; Georgia Granite Oddity Destroyed; MSI Opens 2 New Locations.
00:31 India Quartz Tariff Could Reach 161%01:55 Granite Georgia Guidestones Landmark Blown Up03:34 Kaesar Compressors Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Green Energy05:00 A Word from Quantra06:12 MSI Opens Two New Eastern U.S. Showroom/Distribution Centers07:33 2 New CEU Courses from Natural Stone Institute08:36 Belgard Begins Outdoor-Living Contractor Podcast10:19 Louisville Tile Adds Tiemann10:49 TISE Regional Installation Competition11:43 Bostik Academy Offering Online Education12:30 ICPI's Charles McGrath Retires
15 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Natural Stone Institute Endorses Hardscape Show; Marble Overtakes Granite in U.S. Imports; more.
The Natural Stone Institute endorses the Hardscape North America event in mid-October; the 2022 Xiamen show will open mid-summer; and marble overtakes granite in shipment values in April U.S. hard-surface imports.00:00 Welcome to Stone Update00:30 Natural Stone Institute Endorses Hardscape North America02:54 Details on Hardscape North America 202204:01 Natural Stone Entries for Hardscape Awards05:24 A Word from Quantra06:40 Xiamen 2022 Show In-Person in Mid-Summer08:51 Marble Overtakes Granite in April U.S. Imports11:36 Cosentino Launches New Silestone Campaign
15 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
Industry Optimistic for Rest of 2022; Equity Firm Acquires TENAX Majority Stake; more.
A National Kitchen and Bath Association study shows industry optimism for the remainder of 2022; majority stake in TENAX S.p.A. acquired by European equity firm; Mosaic Companies expand U.S. East Coast operations; more. 00:00 Welcome to Radio Stone Update00:34 Industry Survey Shows Positive '22 Outlook03:18 Equity Firm Gets TENAX Stake05:11 A Word from Quantra06:27 Mosaic Companies Expand Operations07:46 Mitigation Needed at Colorado Marble Quarry09:20 Cosentino Reopens Manhattan City Center10:58 MSI Honored for Sustainable Growth11:58 ISFA 2022 Annual Conference in October12:42 November Set for Total Solutions Plus 202213:32 Arizona Tile Expands in Oregon
16 minutes | May 24, 2022
Caesarstone Sets Record Q1; Crisis in European Tile Production; Granite for the Statue of Liberty
Caesarstone first-quarter 2022 sets a revenue record; energy, clay crunch bedevils Europe's big tile producers; new granite from Maine will shore up Statue of Liberty base; more. 00:32Record Q1 for Caesarstone in 202203:46Russian-Ukranian War Impacts Europe Tile05:29SESA Sponsors Manufactured-Stone Pavilion at TISE 202308:11Maine Granite Heading to Statue of Liberty10:09MSI Opens New Wisconsin Facility11:44ISFA Mineral-Surfaces Fab Training13:06Park Industries Digital Expo Next Month in Denver13:56LATICRETE named CTDA Supplier of the Year
15 minutes | May 10, 2022
Neolith Acquired by CVC; Polycor Changes Ownership; U.S. Court Upholds "Glass Quartz" Tariff.
Neolith acquired by global private-equity investor CVC Capital; Polycor changes ownership structure; Cosentino reports record revenues in 2021; "glass quartz" tariff upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals.00:32Neolith acquired by CVC Capital.02:44Cosentino reports record year in 2021.04:36Polycor announced new ownership structure.07:42Coverings 2022 draws 18,000 to Las Vegas in April.09:41U.S. court upholds "glass quartz"tariff validity.11:13Natural Stone Institute announces new version of Dimension Stone Design Manual.12:01Compac opens new Miami showroom.13:03LX Hausys surfaces labels now disclose all product ingredients.
30 minutes | Apr 16, 2022
Special Edition: Coverings 2022 with Arpi Nalbandian
A special interview with Arpi Nalbandian of Tileometry at Coverings 2022 in Las Vegas on April 5, 2022.00:00 Intro 00:23 Welcome to the show, Arpi Nalbandian01:06 Arpi, What's Different About Coverings This Year?02:02 Products Exemplifiy the Wellness Trend in Tile02:50 What Products are Interesting This Year?04:33 Just What Makes Tile Biophilic?05:21 Themes in Tile at Coverings 202206:16 Is Porcelain Slab Taking Over the Show?07:55 The Direction of Tile Design Today09:42 A Word from Quantra10:56 Who is Arpi Nalbandian?12:18 What is Tilometry?14:19 Emerson, What's Different About Coverings This Year?15:25 How is the Stone Trade Looking at Porcelain Slabs?17:55 U.S.: Different Materials and Manufacturing Challenges19:51 Who is Emerson Schwartzkopf and Why is He Here?20:48 Radio Stone Update Podcast: A Short History21:31 Going to Italy and the Marmomac Stone Show23:20 The Real Difference with European Tile Shows25:04 Tile and Quartz Surfaces: More Than Copies of Calacatta26:59 Wrapping it Up
14 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Spain, China Events Face More Problems; Marmomac '22 Moves Ahead; Polycor Acquires Evans Limestone
Trade events in Spain and China postponed; Marmomac 2022 Moves Ahead for September; Polycor acquires Evans Limestone.0:31 China, Spain Trade Events in Spring Postponed 2:40 Marmomac 2022 Moves Ahead for September 4:05 25% Tariffs on China Natural Stone Upheld -- for Now. 7:19 Lapitec Announces U.S. Presence 8:10 Cutting Edge Countertops Acquires Easyfit Products 9:39 Polycor Acquires Evans Limestone 10:48 Mosaic Companies Investing in Inventory 11:35 Pacific Shore Stones Now in Reno 12:33 Natural Stone Institute - RISE House 42
11 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
New Silica-Dust Rules in Australia; KBIS/IBS Attracts 70,000; Walker Zanger Expands Mexico Plant
Australia hits hard on engineered stone with new silicosis rules; KBIS/IBS brings in 70,000 in Orlando; Walker Zanger investing in Mexico tile plant.0:34 Australia Tightens Silica-Dust Rules for Engineered Stone 2:36 KBIS/IBS Attracts 70,000 in 2022 5:06 Walker Zanger Invests in Mexico Tile Plant 6:09 Entries Open for Natural Stone Institutes 2022 Awards 8:13 Cambria Opening New Sales/Distribution Facilities 9:06 Natural Stone Institute - RISE House 41 Respirator audio by dobroide/CC by 3.0
14 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
U.S. Customs Probes Malaysia Quartz Imports; MSI Opening New North Carolina Location; more.
U.S. Customs to continue investigating 10 importers concerning possible Chinese quartz-surface transshipping; Cosentino gets independent approval on Silestone® sustainability; MSI to open new location in North Carolina capital city.00:33U.S. Customs Continues Transshipping Probe 2:59Silestone® Gets Independent Green Certification 5:35Natural-Stone Sustainability Standard Updated7:25MSI to Open New Facility in Raleigh, N.C. 8:20Coverings Notes Top Tile Trends for '22 10:01Caesarstone Taps Conroy for N.A. Marketing 10:35Matsko-Ensel New ISFA Member Marketing Manager 11:31Stone Panels International CEU Educator of the Year
12 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Caesarstone Sees $1 Billion by 2025; U.S. Hard-Surface Imports End Year on Up Note; more.
Caesarstone sees $1.5 million in worldwide revenues by 2025; U.S. hard-surface imports up from November, far ahead of December 2020; Wyoming capitol project gets Grande Pinnacle honors.0:32Caesarstone anticipates $1 billion in worldwide revenues by 2025.3:22Wyoming capitol restoration gets top Pinnacles honor.7:15U.S. hard-surfaces imports up at year's end.8:25Dal-Tile celebrates 75th anniversary.10:17 Nebraska granite shipment in Washington state truck crash.11:00LATICRETE appoints Jerry Perkins to board of directors.
13 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
Vitoria Show Delayed; U.S. Investigating Malaysian Quartz Imports
Major Brazilian stone event postponed this month; U.S. to investigate transshipping of Chinese quartz through Malaysia; Westlake Building Products debuts; Pokarna/Quantra "Great Place to Work".0:31Vitoria Stone Fair Delayed Until Later This Year 1:48U.S. to Investigate Malaysian Exporters for Transshipping 3:30Westlake Building Products Debuts 6:36TCNA Announces Slip-Resistance Classifications 8:34Pokarna/Quantra "Great Place to Work" 10:38Olympian White Danby Marble is Stone of the Year 11:21MSI Noted as "Company that Cares"
13 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Xiamen Show Delayed Until May; MSI Expanding in K.C.; NTCA's Van Life.
The Xiamen Stone Fair in China will delay its opening from mid-March to early May. Also, MSI breaks ground on a new facility in the Kansas City area; and the National Tile Contractors Association will share its van life at TISE.0:34Xiamen 2022 Show Delayed Until May2:05MSI Building New Kansas City Area Facility3:38U.S. Hard-Surface Imports Up and Down in November 6:15NTCA to Show Van Training at TISE 8:02Natural Stone Institute Scholarships 2022 9:36IPS Adhesives Builds Exec Team 10:41Evan Cohen on Natural Stone Institute Exec Board 11:24Dal-Tile in Mohawk ESG Report
13 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Tariff Rulings Appealed; Spain Tile Expo Postponed; Cambria Expanding Production.
Two federal-court rulings concerning quartz tariffs are being appealed; Cevisama organizers postpone Valencia tile event from February to June; Cambria embarks on first phase of manufacturing expansion.00:31Appeals Move Forward on Quartz-Surface Tariff Rulings 03:06Customs Affirm China Tariff Evasion 04:44Cevisama Postponed from February to June 07:17Pearlman Acquires ADT/Vector Tools 08:34Cambria Expanding Quartz-Surface Production Capacity 10:01Natural Stone Institute - RISE House 40 11:00MSI Breaks Ground on New Las Vegas Facility 11:49Caesarstone's Ken Williams on NKBA Board
24 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Radio Stone Update 2021 Wrap-Up
A roundup of the significant news for 2021 in the hard-surfaces industry.0:24 2021: Companies Bought and Sold 6:22 2021: U.S. Hard-Surface Imports 9:40 2021: Sustainability and Health 12:34 2021: Trade Shows 15:21 2021: Tariffs and Trade 18:34 2021: General News 21:36 2021: Passings(teletype_fast_speed.wav CC 3.0 by stratcat322)
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