On April 25, 2019, Stonite Surfaces
celebrated their grand opening. Located in San Marcos, Texas, in between Austin and San Antonio, the company is nestled in an area that will quickly converge into a bustling spot for a burgeoning market. The current building has enough capacity for expansion in machinery and inventory.“The population of San Marcos has nearly doubled in the past 18 years. The continued expansion in population will equate to booming development with both residential homes and commercial businesses popping up and having the need for building contractors and places like Stonite Surfaces to keep up with the growth.” — Graham Tait, Breton USA sales agent
Chester Layne, president of Stonite shared a few words prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony. According to Layne, the company was created with the intent of helping Texas grow, with a focus on commercial and residential projects. While developing their business plan, the Stonite team committed to providing the highest quality in products available in the area. They selected an array of top of the line machinery on the market, including the Smartcut S/NC 550 Optima
and Contourbreton NC 300 K 26
(now called the Forte Wide, a premium CNC router) by Breton.“When we decided to open our new shop in San Marcos, Breton was the company we called for pricing on our equipment. In my past experience, I have used both the NC 550 saw in a couple of the shops I managed. With its speed, it allows us to cut normal jobs and miter with no slow down. It also [lets] us to move pieces around to get the best yield and look of the material we are cutting. We [also] decided on the NC 300 K 26 for the experience, which I have at other shops. We have used Breton equipment for 20 years, and don’t plan on changing anytime soon.” — Chester Layne, president of Stonite Surfaces in San Marcos, TexasSmartcut S/NC 550 Optima
has five interpolated axes, a rotating head, fixed work bench, and is designed to perform multiple machining operations which would otherwise require several machines. The Optima features an integrated suction cup system that optimizes stone cutting by moving pieces around the worktable more efficiently. A CNC machinist can now cut slabs, shape and dish out small blocks, engrave inscriptions, and drill with both a diamond blade and the stone tool.Contourbreton NC 300 K 26
is equipped powerful spindle built by Breton, with closed-circuit liquid cooled with three large-diameter high-performance ceramic bearings specifically designed to operate with ISO 40 cones. The engineering specs of the Contourbreton ensure that in all conditions, the torque and power required to perform each machining operation in the shortest time technically possible. Precision is rendered by the ability to maneuver in minimal spaces, with ample use of working “x” strokes of 3,800 mm and “y” strokes of in the K 26 model.
This heavy-duty CNC contouring machine offers maximum accessibility to the continuous work bench in Metalquartz®, a special patented quartz compound in polymer matrix, engineered to guarantee high rigidity and a coefficient of expansion consistent with steel.