Lunada Bay Tile enters market
Stone & Pewter Accents, manufacturer of stone and pewter tile, has rebranded as Lunada Bay Tile. The name change, which the Torrance, California based company debuted at Coverings 2014, was driven by a period of growth over the past several years that extended their product line beyond stone and pewter to include handcrafted glass, ceramic, and wood tile, the company said.
The new brand name, taken from Lunada Bay on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, reflects the company’s design philosophy of artfully blending traditional craftsmanship with modern influences, the company said.
“Stone & Pewter Accents began more than a decade ago by marketing carefully curated slate and beautifully handcrafted pewter collections, and over the years our product lines have extended into glass, wood and ceramic,” says Lunada Bay Tile president and CEO Carl Steadly. “We realized to respond to our rapidly evolving growth opportunities, we needed a name that can take us into the future with innovative new designs and materials.”
The rebranding took place over a period of several months during which the company rolled out a new website, logos, and marketing and merchandising materials.
“As our brand matures, the Lunada Bay Tile name will help us communicate our presence as a design innovator in a variety of tile mediums,” says Feras Irikat, director of design and marketing. “We want to inspire architecture and design professionals to think beyond the backsplash, shower enclosure, and floor,” says Irikat, pointing out the sculptural beauty, color, and texture of each individual tile is what creates the overall artistry in a tiled space.
New GM for Snavely in Denver
Snavely Forest Products announced Bryan Craig has been promoted to general manager of the Snavely Forest Denver Operation.
Craig has been with Snavely since 2002. His responsibilities have included operations manager and assistant general manager. He brings more than 22 years of both retail and wholesale experience in the building products industry.
Craig is replacing Mark Spargo who has since assumed the responsibilities as a National Accounts Manager.
“With a work history as praised and successful as Mark’s, appointing his successor as GM deserved our full attention and due diligence. The overwhelming and unsolicited endorsements for Bryan from customers and colleagues alike validates our decision,” said Steve Snavely, Snavely Forest Products, CEO.
New Lenox blade curves into action
Lenox has introduced its first-ever curved reciprocating saw blade in North America: the Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Blade.
"Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Blades are designed for the heavy recip user who understands the value of investing in a premium product that will deliver superior cutting performance," said Matt Savarino, brand manager for LENOX. "These blades last up to twice as long as standard straight Lenox recip blades, allowing trade professionals to be more productive on the job and to achieve more efficient results."
Among its key features are its curved design, T2 Technology and its precision-applied titanium coating, which the company says deliver up to two times the cutting life of standard Lenox straight blades.
[See the blade in Ken’s Video Blog here.]
The curved design helped optimize the cutting angle for greater efficiency — and that’s backed up by a series of laboratory tests, the company said.
Meanwhile, the T2 Technology and titanium coating help disperse heat to prolong the life of the saw blade.
The Gold Power Arc is suitable for wood, metal and extreme heavy metal cutting applications, as well as demolition needs.