Stone World

STONE DISTRIBUTOR OPENS NEW LOCATION IN DALLAS

June 4, 2003
M.S. International, Inc. (MSI), a leading North American distributor of natural stone, announced the opening of a distribution center in the Dallas, TX, area. The opening of the 50,000-square-foot facility will increase the total number of strategically located distribution centers to five (with other locations in Anaheim, CA, New Brunswick, NJ, Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA).

The opening of the Dallas facility will facilitate service to MSI's customers located in the Southwest -- particularly Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico. The distribution center will inventory MSI's full range of natural stone products, including tiles, slabs, flagstone and monuments produced from granite, marble, slate, travertine, limestone, sandstone and other materials. The branch will be headed by Kathie Ahrens, a 20-year veteran of the natural stone industry.

"With our long term commitment to Dallas, we will be able to pair the strong demand for natural stone in the Texas and the Southwestern market with our broad product line and distribution capabilities," said Manu Shah, CEO of MSI. "We look forward to extending our timely delivery, industry's leading order fill rates and premium quality products to customers in the Southwest."

The distribution center is located at: 12845 Valley Branch Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234; Telephone: 469-522-0300; E-mail dallas@msistone.com; Internet: www.msistone.com.