Home Grown in Minnesota

To those of you on the West Coast, the mention of Cambria might bring to mind a great little town on the middle of the California coastline. To those of here in Minnesota, Cambria is a locally grown company that is taking the countertop industry by storm.

The Davis family, who privately holds the company, is no stranger to business. They have operated a $850 Million dairy processing operation for the last 60 years, processing 330 million pounds of cheese annually, and are one of the largest suppliers to Kraft.

Created in 2001 by Martin Davis and located in Le Seuer, Minnestoa, the company started off by buying equipment from a bankrupt company. Then by 2002, the first ads were run for Cambria. It was such a hit that revenue topped $9 Million in one year. Today they boast $150 Million in sales, with no end in sight.

What is Cambria?

Cambria is the only producer of natural quartz surfaces in the United States. All other quartz countertop brands are imported, according to their website. The beautiful countertops are produced by taking raw quartz, mixing it with small amounts of resin and pigment, compressing it into a slab, curing in an oven, then sanding and polishing to perfection.

While granite has been the buzz word for the last few years, Cambria countertops are starting to take away some of the market share. Here are some benefits to using a product like Cambria:

  • twice as strong as granite
  • stain resistant
  • non-porous, so bacteria cannot grow in the cracks.
  • all natural
  • comes with a 10 year limited warranty
  • oh, and it’s beautiful too.

While some might not think of Minnesota as being a place for large corporations to stake a claim, there are many famous brands with headquarters here in our great state. I will be highlighting local companies, who’s names you will recognise, over the next couple months to give you a feel of just how important Minnesota is to the corporate world. Many of the products will be those you use everyday. So stay tuned for more!

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