Monthly Archives: October 2017

DuPont™ Charges Ahead with Corian® Wireless Surfacing Compatibility

DuPont introduces the “dual mode” Corian® wireless Charging Surface featuring Qi compatibility with the iPhone X, 8 and 8S models.  Offering the discreet convenience of wireless technology, commercial and residential customers can have a charging device installed under the surface of virtually any color or pattern of Corian® solid surface or quartz countertop.

Corian® Charging Surface

Corian® Charging Surface

Business owners, designers and architects can enhance the customer experience greatly by incorporating this technology into their design of creative and functional new spaces.

 

Corian® Charging Surface Devices Use Magnetic Induction

Just place your phone on the designated spot and enjoy the same charging speeds as a wired charger.  The iPhone 8 and 8S models have Qi receivers built in.  This alleviates the need for a charging ring.  If you have a device that does not offer this capability, you can plug an external adapter into the device’s charging port or use a wireless charging case.  Cases and adapters are readily available from online stores or other electronic retailers. Continue reading

Keys to Receiving a Freight Shipment

Freight Truck

Freight Truck

Receiving a freight shipment might seem daunting to someone who has never received one before.  The goal of this article is to put your mind at ease, walk you through the process, and set clear expectations for a successful delivery.  At first glance, it can seem full of unknowns as different freight companies have different sets of rules.  On top of that,  the delivery drivers, even within the same company, have different practices and execute their company’s rules differently.

So what’s a customer to do?  To ensure we have presented the information correctly, we have enlisted the help of one of our trusted shipping partners, C.H. Robinson.  

We cover how the products are packaged, the delivery destination options, and when and how to report damage, should it occur.

Additional resources:  Receiving Freight Details; Delivery Location Information; Shipping Costs

Packaging and Inspecting the Shipment

Currently two product types are shipped that are delivered on pallets via freight trucks.  Solid surface sheet material and custom Corian® vanity tops.  It’s important to make sure you have the proper tools to inspect whether any damage has occurred in transit, which is described in greater detail below with each of the different product types and packaging. Continue reading

SolidSurface.com Ranks on the 2017 Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of

America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

SolidSurface.com Ranks on the 2017 Inc. 5000

with Three-Year Sales Growth of 51.43%

TUCSON, AZ, October 1, 2017Inc. magazine ranked SolidSurface.com No. 4614 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

SolidSurface.com co-founder and CEO, Kyle Carpenter, had this to say:

“It’s quite an honor to be ranked among the top 5000 of America’s fastest growing companies, and then to see how previously ranked companies moved on to the top of their industries. Our expectation is to stay on track and hit the top of our industry.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling Continue reading