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O&G INDUSTRIES' MASONRY DIVISION LAUNCHES EXPANSION PROGRAM . . .

July 3, 2007

O&G Industries’ Masonry Division announced the expansion program for its Fabrication and Distribution Center. The elegant 11,000-square-foot expansion will provide an upscale presentation for customers through a truly unique viewing experience, including personal selection from over 1,000 exotic, high-quality stone slabs in a stylish environment, reports the company. In this newly designed chic space, customers can arrange for a conference session to draft plans and layouts next to a working limestone fireplace surround, or select edging detail showcased in the kitchen vignettes nearby. Future plans include a play area for children while parents select the perfect stone. Since its inception in 2003, the fabrication and distribution center has provided a steady source of high profiling capabilities in a variety of natural products to the architectural, commercial and residential markets throughout New England. “This expansion will complement our existing Earth Products Showcase showroom experience for countertop sales,” said Robert Oneglia, Vice-Chairman. “At the same time, it will expand our service areas significantly in the wholesale and commercial business groups.”

“O&G Industries has an outstanding team of professionals in both the CAD and countertop production operations,” said Patrick Schmitt, Director of Fabrication. “We are excited to have the opportunity to develop the business further and build on O&G’s history of success with technically proficient employees.” Due to an increase in business, a night shift has been added to the countertop fabrication area, resulting in the addition of four new employees.