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Volume 8, Issue 4
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ISFA Annual Conference Goes Virtual in 2020 Live Online Event To Take Place Nov. 4 & 5
The 2020 ISFA Annual Conference is going VIRTUAL this year, but the inspiration, education and

camaraderie you love remains strong. We invite you to join us as we come together to learn new things, share what we've learned and build relationships to strengthen us and our businesses as we prepare for 2021.

What can you expect this year?
From the safety of our dedicated online environment, our annual conference will help you grow as a leader; provide relevant and actionable ideas for your business; and allow for valuable time with industry friends and colleagues.

The event will feature:

  • Powerful Keynote and Industry Speakers
  • Collaborative Break-out Sessions with Peers
  • Networking Opportunities Geared Toward Relationship Building
  • And Much More
More information and sign up will be available soon HERE on the ISFA website..

In the meantime, email with questions.
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Industry News
Caesarstone To Aquire Majority Ownership In Lioli Ceramica, an India-based Porcelain Slab Manufacturer

Caesarstone Ltd. entered into an agreement to acquire majority ownership in Lioli Ceramica,an India-based producer of porcelain countertop slabs. With annual revenues of approximately $18 million, the aquisition of Lioli Ceramica is part of a plan to become a multi-material player in the global countertop industry. Under the terms of the transaction, Caesarstone has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire majority ownership in Lioli for a cash investment of $12 million, representing an enterprise value of $34 million, including the assumption of debt and additional consideration of up to approximately $10 million upon the achievement of certain milestones. The transaction is expected to close in 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

CMA Requests Input from Cabinet Makers
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA), in conjunction with Woodworking Network, is asking small and medium-sized shop owners complete their 2020 Benchmark Survey. The answers will provide a clearer picture of the woodworking industry in the U.S. and Canada, while also helping other shops have a better idea of where they stand in relation to the rest of the industry. The survey explores general business outlook, staffing and compensation, shop rates, CNC automation, construction methods and marketing. On the demographic side, the survey paints a portrait of where shops are located, number of employees, and what kind of work they do. Participants will receive a copy of the full survey data. Individual survey responses are kept strictly confidential. The 2020 survey is open until Nov. 1. To complete the survey visit
Willis Partners With Kohler/Sterling for Sink Distribution

Willis, a curator of premium design materials, announced in September that it has partnered with Kohler and Sterling to distribute their lines of sinks and faucets. Willis already carries a variety of surfacing materials, such as Arpa HPL and FENIX, and Corian Solid

Surface, Quartz, and Endura Porcelain, as well as a varety of surfacing products and related materials. This new agreement with Kohler/Sterling will allow them to better serve their clients. The most in-demand of the sinks and faucets will be locally stocked by the company, so customers have quick and easy access. For more information CLICK HERE.
Product News
Corian Introduces Endura High Performance Porcelain

Corian® Endura™ is a premium high-performance porcelain made from a recipe of natural minerals and cutting-edge technology that

the company has recently introduced into the market. The material is made through a process that compresses it under extreme pressure and then fires it slowly at high temperature to transform it to a consistent, highly durable porcelain. For more information CLICK HERE.
Parson Adhesives Offers Chromalok Color-Matched Surfacing Adhesives
Parson Adhesives  offers Chromalok, a high-quality color matched seaming and laminating adhesive specifically designed for solid surface, quartz, natural stone and other surfaces. The adhesive is available in more than 75 colors with infinite custom colors available.

The company's focus is to provide superior bond strength while creating virtually invisible color matches. The seaming adhesive is packaged in the industry standard 250ml 10:1 cartridge packed with two extra mixing tips. The full range of adhesives also includes a Rodding Bonder, Knife Grade Epoxy and Silicone, along with a full line of mixer tips and dispensers. For more information CLICK HERE.

V-Grooving Now Available On Variety of STRIEBIG Panel Saws from Colonial Saw
Swiss-made STRIEBIG vertical panel saws are known for efficiency, space savings, seam-ready cut quality and durability in the solid surface industry. V-grooving is now available on the Standard S, Evolution and Control with

factory-integrated dial depth control. Available exclusively in the United States from Colonial Saw, the company can expertly explain how a STRIEBIG can improve workflow.  For more information CLICK HERE.

Cosentino Introduces Four New Dekton Slim Colors
Cosentino's Dekton Slim, a highly durable, large format surface with an ultra-thin 4mm thickness, now comes in four new hues, for a total of 20 colors.

The new colors include:

  • Dekton Aura15 (top left) with a white background with dark veins, inspired by Calacatta and Carrara marbles.
  • Dekton Helena (top right) with a translucent white and gray appearance inspired by onyx.
  • Dekton Laurent (bottom left) inspired by the natural stone Port Laurent with a dark brown background crisscrossed with veins of gold.
  • Dekton Rem (bottom right) that resembles elegant white marbles with minimalist brown and grey veins with gold touches.
The material has a variety of application possibilities, including cabinetry doors and drawer fronts, backsplashes and wall applications, and is easy to install. For more information CLICK HERE.
About ISFA
The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents professionals in the premium surfaces industry. ISFA’s mission is to help members become more profitable in their businesses by promoting them and their products, educating ISFA members to help them become better craftsmen and business people, and improving the industry through professionalism and honesty. For more information contact
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