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Cosentino announces new CEO for Cosentino North America

December 2, 2010
NEW YORK, NY -- Cosentino, a global leader in natural stone, quartz and recycled surfacing, announced the appointment of Eduardo Cosentino as the new CEO for Cosentino North America, which has been under the leadership of founder Roberto Contreras Jr. since its inception in the U.S. This comes after the Cosentino Group acquired full ownership of Cosentino North America at the end of 2009. Contreras will support the transition through the end of 2010 to then pursue new ventures.
  
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PROJECT: Green call for entries

December 2, 2010
LAS VEGAS, NV -- After a successful debut, Coverings and Environmental Design + Construction magazine will once again hold PROJECT: Green, a competition open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, manufacturers and installers.  Winners will be announced during Coverings, the U.S. stone and tile exhibition which is scheduled to take place from March 14 to 17, 2011 at the Sands Exposition Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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CHUCK MONSON RETIRES FROM DAKOTA GRANITE CO., RICK DILTS PROMOTED TO CEO/GENERAL MANAGER

November 22, 2010
The Board of Directors of Dakota Granite Co. announced that effective January 1, 2011, Rick Dilts (Vice President of Sales and Marketing) will assume the position of CEO/General Manager of Dakota Granite Co. They also announced the retirement of Chuck Monson, long-time General Manager, Chairman of the Board and CEO, as of December 31, 2010.
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Indiana Limestone Co. acquisition completed by Resilience Capital Partners

November 16, 2010

BEDFORD, IN -- Resilience Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Indiana Limestone Co. This transaction is the second acquisition under Resilience's industrial minerals platform, North Coast Minerals. Indiana Limestone is a complimentary business to Victor Oolitic Stone Co., which was acquired by Resilience in November 2009. Like Victor Oolitic, Indiana Limestone has been a leading supplier of Indiana limestone to the dimensional stone market place for over 100 years. Its products and services are well-known in the industry for having consistent color, grain structure/size, texture, finish, and fabrication capabilities.


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ABC Stone welcomes Italian sculptor Oriano Galloni to New York

November 15, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY -- The art world is welcoming world renowned Italian sculptor Oriano Galloni to New York. Galloni, originally based in Carrara, Italy, the stone capital of the world, has just opened his own studio in New York, with the cooperative efforts of ABC Stone, which held an event for members of the architecture and design community as well as noted stone producers.
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Coverings and Contract magazine partner again to "select" and honor new innovations in tile and stone

November 10, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Scheduled for March 14 to 17, 2011 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, Coverings 2011 will be a platform for hundreds of new and exciting discoveries in tile and stone to be showcased. And some of the most innovative new products will be honored at the next edition of the international stone and tile exhibition by Coverings Spectrum Select and a panel of judges. Now in its second year, Coverings Spectrum Select is a partnership between Coverings and Contract magazine, and it was created to honor those tile and stone products that reflect outstanding design, engineering and technological innovation, and that set new standards in aesthetics and performance.

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American Board of Industrial Hygiene sanctions hygienist for radon commentary

November 2, 2010
As a result of her comments regarding radon and radiation in granite countertops, Linda Kincaid, CIH, 9189 CP, has been sanctioned by the Ethics Review Committee (ERC) for violations of the ABIH (American Board of Industrial Hygiene) Code of Ethics.
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Silestone hosts exhibit at MoMA

November 1, 2010
NEW YORK, NY -- Silestone, a leader in quartz surfacing, hosted cocktails and a private viewing of Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on Monday, October 18, 2010. This exclusive reception was attended by over 200 interior designers, architects, kitchen designers, fabricators and other leaders in design. The event was hosted by Eduardo Cosentino, Director of Sales for the Cosentino Group, with Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and Maggie Cohen, President of ASID New York Metro. The Counter Space exhibition takes a fascinating look at architectural modernism from the inside out, through the 20th century transformation of the kitchen.
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"Name that Surface Polishing System" Contest is set by Alpha Professional Tools

November 1, 2010
Alpha® Professional Tools®  is giving away a complete set of its new Surface Polishing System to the winner of the "Name the Surface Polishing System" contest.


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Hindustan Granites opens new warehouse facility in Brooklyn

October 29, 2010
BROOKLYN, NY -- Hindustan Granites, Inc. has opened a new facility in Brooklyn, NY. The facility is located three minutes from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, a two-minute walk from the L train and five minutes from the Long Island Expressway, with easy parking.


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