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Romeoville, IL – August 2, 2017 – Laser Products Industries (LPI) today announced that its newly introduced LT-2D3D-C Laser Measuring system for woodworkers has received the Visionary Award from the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS).

 

Cited for its ability to improve workplace productivity, the laser system was selected from 33 finalists nominated from 27 companies by a panel of hand-selected judges representing leaders in the woodworking industry. Products are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness and are presented annually at the AWFS®Fair.

 

Granite City of Eagle River, AK, was founded 11 years ago by current president, Matt Hickey, and vice president/general manager, Barry Anderson. They remain the owners today, along with treasurer, Melissa Hickey. Matt Hickey and Anderson had been working in the construction field for 40 years. They partnered to start the business because they saw a need for a granite fabrication and installation shop in the area.

 

The company operates a 10,000-square-foot facility, which was remodeled entirely to fit their needs. They manufacture a variety of brands of quartz, as well as natural granite, which is typically used for countertops. They aim to cut and fabricate four to six slabs in an eight-hour shift.