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June 2019

Safety and Efficiency, Can They Coexist?

We’re all looking to be more efficient in our daily tasks, but safety is just as paramount. Every business owner wants their company to run efficiently to maximize profits, while every employee wants to work in a safe environment to ensure their wellbeing. Too often, the safety aspect becomes compromised when there is a push for more efficiency. Consequently, operations often blame safety for slowing down production. The push and pull between safety and efficiency is something that many...

September 2018

SILICA – ONE CONTRACTOR’S JOURNEY

What compels someone to care? Perhaps it’s because something has personally affected you or someone you know. Or maybe it just happens over time; then something strikes a chord in you and opens the floodgates of a desire to bring about change.  For Joel Guth, it was both. And thus, the story of his 20-year dance with silica began. The Beginning As a third-generation mason contractor, Joel had been in and around masonry his entire life. “I remember being 10 years...

May 2017

The Connection Between The History Of Wet & Dry Diamond Blades And The Increased Exposure To Silica Dust

About 20 years ago we began to understand the silica dust problem and recognized how big the problem was for our business. It makes a huge mess, it costs a great deal of money, and is a threat to the health and safety of our industry as a whole. Through all our years of industry research, our own observation, and our own testing we’ve learned a lot about dust. One question we asked ourselves was, how did we get where we...

March 2017

IQTS244 at TISE 2017

iQ Power Tools Makes The Cut At Covering’s 17

Coverings 2017 is approaching (April 4-9, 2017 in Orlando), and iQ Power Tools is preparing for four days of exhibiting/participating in a number of exciting events found only at this world-class exposition. Coverings is the largest ceramic tile and natural stone trade exposition in the United States, featuring exhibitors from more than 40 countries. It sets the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world... including iQ Power Tools’, iQTS244, the World’s First...

May 2016

iQ Power Tools at Coverings 2016

Anticipation was high in the iQ Booth and on the tradeshow floor as we all prepared for The Coverings Show 2016 Chicago. At iQ, knowing we were going to unveil the newest member of the iQ Family, the iQTS244, this made attending the show all the more exciting. 9am Day 1 came up fast. We had our booth up and we were ready to experience Coverings firsthand. We were not disappointed. There were so many people to meet, beautiful tile...

November 2015

iQ Power Tools at HNA 2015

It was another great year at the 2015 HNA Trade Show and GIE+Expo. We were proud to be a platinum sponsor again, and have an opportunity to donate our tools at various places throughout the show. When we arrived, we quickly set up (1) iQ2000, (1) iQ1000, (2) iQ360x and (2) iQ912v to help everyone get their booths set up and ready for the show. Over 1000 cuts were made with our dry-cut masonry saws. Prior to our arrival, you...

January 2014

December 2013

“We Sold All Our Wet Saws”

Martz Masonry Crews finish their work in 2/3 of the time using the iQ360® Dust Control Table Saw, according to owner Steve Martz (estimated), while improving the finish quality of their work. The San Marcos, Ca. masonry contractor has been in business since 1995 doing driveways, hardscapes, exteriors, facades, fireplaces, barbecues, walls and terraces. "We pride ourselves on the quality and timeliness of our work," and iQ Power Tools have helped them establish that reputation.  (more…)

ICPI at Hardscape North America 2013

If you are a hardscape contractor and not part of the ICPI, consider joining. ICPI is the world leader in development and dissemination of technical information for design professionals and contractors. Their leadership position is due to years of commitment and energy from more than 1,100 members. ICPI engages in a broad range of technical, marketing, educational, government relations and communications activities. If you are looking to advance your business and be on top of the game become a member....

November 2013

5 Questions Successful Contractors Ask Themselves

Asking the Right Questions Running a business is tough. Whether you're the owner, GM or superintendent, you need to get the job done and you need to make money to run a successful operation. Unfortunately a lot of business owners don't have a firm grasp on the key indicators of success. With a lot happening day-to-day it can be easy to lose track of things and you end up wondering where all the money went. It looked like a great deal...

August 2013

MCAA and iQ Power Tools Announce Strategic Partnership

MCAA & iQ Power Tools iQ Power Tools is proud to announce our new strategic partnership with the Masonry Contractors Association of America, the national trade association representing mason contractors. From its inception in 1950 the MCAA has been committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry through many channels, which today include education, advocacy, safety, recruitment and marketing. iQ Power Tools is thrilled to partner with a longtime leading supporter of the masonry industry. Joel Guth, President of iQ, commented on the new...

July 2013

Hardscape Channel Interview

Hardscape Channel sits down with Joel Guth 2012 marked the first year that we were involved in the Hardscape North America trade show. Here is an interview by Steve Jones from the Hardscape Channel and our CEO Joel Guth discussing the show, our tools and the industry. We will be a gold sponsor this year at HNA which is taking place at the Exposition Center in Kentucky. We will have a lot of exciting things happening leading up to the event...

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