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Volume 9, Issue 1
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Upcoming Industry Events
ISFA Mixer
Virtual Event
Feb. 25 @ 4pm PST, 7pm EST
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Virtual Event
March 9-11
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sponsored by Park Industries
McDermott Top Shop
March 10 at 1pm EST
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Park Industries Virtual Porcelain Fabrication w/ MSI

Four Sessions: March 17 5pm EST/MST

March 18 5pm CST/PST

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PO Box 627 Ingomar, PA 15127

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ISFA To Kick Off Monthly Online Mixers Starting Feb. 25

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to mix it up with your industry peers at this first ISFA Monthly Mixer on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4pm PST/7pm EST.


Designed to be both enjoyable and informative, there will be plenty of networking opportunities, breakouts and discussion, all relevant to our industry. Plus, there is no cost to attend.


This is just the first in a series of these mixers, which will be held at the same time on the last Thursday of every month.



Email or call Executive Director Nancy Busch at (888) 599-ISFA ext. 1 for more information.
Industry News
Cosentino sponsored the first-ever Seasonal Living Virtual Showhouse, a 20,000 sq.-ft. tourable and

shoppable luxury designer showhouse built entirely in the virtual world. Click the image above to see the virtual tour. Luminary spaces, including the kitchen, laundry room, zoom room and more, showcase the very latest from Cosentino’s ultra-compact Dekton® and Silestone® quartz surfaces.This year, the 11 participating designers showcased the endless abilities and application of Cosentino in their spaces. From cabinetry cladding to entire feature walls, to countertops, the house is nothing short of inspiring and drool-worthy. CLICK HERE for more information.

Certain Businesses Are Now Eligible for Second Draw PPP Loans
SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans and began accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans from participating lenders last month.At least $25 billion is being set aside for Second Draw PPP Loans to eligible borrowers with a maximum of 10 employees or for loans of $250,000 or less to eligible borrowers in low or moderate income neighborhoods.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP Loan. Second Draw PPP Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. More information is available HERE on the government's SBA website.

Durasein Partners with Building Plastics Inc.

Durasein expanded its distribution network with the addition of Building Plastics Inc. (BPI). A wholesale decorative surface distributor for 57 years, BPI serves more than 6,000 customers in 11 states. With 14 specification representatives spanning across 12 locations, and warehouses in Memphis, Tenn., and Houston, Texas, fully stocked with Durasein solid surface sheets. Every color, pattern and veining style in the company’s collection of decors is available for wholesale. BPI's inventory also includes all available sink models and Durasein's matching adhesive.
Product News
GranQuartz Introduces New Pneumatic Polisher and Grinder

The new and exclusive Pearl Pneumatic Wet Polisher and Pearl Pneumatic Wet Grinder are premium products designed for continuous and convenient operation. Both

the polisher and grinder are made with aircraft aluminum castings, sealed bearings and have rear air exhaust, vented through a hose protection sleeve for ultimate durability and safety. In addition, each product completes with a 100 percent quality control process prior to shipping. Handles and wrenches are included. CLICK HERE for more information.

Federal Brace Offers New Wood Corbels

Federal Brace introduced two models to its Made In the USA Reinforced Wood Corbel Collection: the Lincroft Wood Corbel (pictured here) and the Cumberland Wood Corbel. The Lincroft is low profile, sleek and sports chamfered edges with a minimal gusset

section. The overall measurements of 12 by 10 in. and a width of 3 in. combined with an internal hidden steel rib provides sturdy carrying capacity. The Cumberland Wood Corbel has an unfinished wood grain pre-routed for a 0.25-in.-thick steel support rib. It's low profile gusset won't interfere with knees under counters. The hidden steel support brackets under the corbels can support all stone and solid surfaces.

Parson Adhesives Introduces Chromalok 7300 Rodding Bonder

ChromaLok 7300 Rodding Bonder is a rubber filled methacrylate adhesive designed to bond fiberglass and steel rods in natural stone countertops. This fast-curing (15-20 minutes) toughened adhesive improves load tolerance significantly while saving fabrication time.Chromalok 7300 uses a 400ml 1:1 cartridge system which helps eliminate waste and save money while speeding

up overall fabrication time. Remove pooled water and go, no need to torch the stone dry!

About ISFA
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