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BACA Systems To Host Digital Fabrication Seminar

You’re invited to Classic Granite and Marble in Richmond, Virginia, for a Digital Fabrication Seminar on December 7, 2022. At this seminar, you will learn how to install profitability and tour CGM’s brand-new, world-class showroom. CGM — a premier fabricator for builders, kitchen and bath retailers, designers and homeowners — has grown its business over the past seven years with digital fabrication and BACA Systems’ Robo SawJets.

With a labor shortage and pricing pressures, becoming skilled through digital fabrication has never been more important. You will not want to miss the opportunity to see one of the most efficiently run, state-of-the-art digital manufacturing facilities built in the last 20 years.

 Discover how much more reliable and productive digital fabrication is, how it requires virtually no maintenance, and how it can dramatically reduce labor and material costs.

Traveling in from out of town? BACA has set aside a room block and they'll will pay for your hotel accommodations! 

The event also includes a welcome dinner the night before the seminar for all guests. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow fabricators who also want to grow their business and install profitability. RSVP by December 2 to secure your spot! 


Safety & Sustainability: Read the Latest Issue of ISFA's Magazine!

In this issue, we take a deep dive into the benefits of porcelain surfaces (page 38). The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) groups porcelain under the Mineral Surfaces category, which also includes sintered stone and ultra-compact surfaces. ISFA held its first Mineral Surfaces fabrication training in Kent, Washington, earlier this year with plans for additional sessions in 2023 as demand for these materials continues to climb. It’s one trend to keep an eye on for sure. 

And speaking of safety and training, this issue's cover is brought to you by Caesarstone, founders of the Master of Stone training program, which offers essential information on each element of the quartz fabrication process, including crystalline silica mitigation.

Another rising pillar of the industry is sustainability. We continue to share strategies and define goals that everyone can take steps to achieve in some way, including leading by example (page 18 and page 24). Read on, and you’ll find that sustainability is more than just recycling.

We’ve rounded up more than a dozen materials, tools and other products that derive from sustainable processes or help fabricators become more sustainable in the shop (page 28). It’s a central theme of this issue, and it should be a priority for all of us to take steps to be better stewards of our planet and its communities.

As we close out another year and look forward to the next, it’s clear that there is determination and progress among all of us, which brings me to Gary Gutteridge of Granite Gallery, this issue’s fabricator profile — someone who took a big leap and hit the ground running (page 32).