Dente Trading Co. of Cedar Grove, NJ, recently announced the opening of a new distribution center in Charlotte, NC. The new facility will be called Dente Stone of Charlotte, and will service the southeastern U.S. market. It will be operational and fully stocked with an assortment of slabs and tiles of granite, marble, travertine, onyx, slate, Palatine Stone TM, and the new Hermitage Stone TM line by early 2003, reports the company, which has been a distributor of natural stone since 1965.

Dente Stone of Charlotte can be reached at (704) 348-4240 or at the company's main number (973) 857-4050; Web site:; or E-mail: