ANAHEIM, CA - MS International, Inc. (MSI), a supplier of natural stone, has recently been awarded Partner of the Year for 2002 by Expo Design Center (a Home Depot Co.). The award, presented by Bob Wittman, president of Expo Design Center, recognizes the outstanding role provided by MSI for its hard work and dedication to service, and as a leading supplier of flooring products to Expo Design Center stores nationwide.

"MSI is proud to be recognized by Expo Design Center as Partner of the Year," said Manu Shah, CEO of MSI. "This award not only exemplifies the breadth of our product line and distribution capabilities, but also our timely delivery and highest order fill rate with the organization's dedication to providing superior customer service. We continue to look forward to supplying Expo Design Center (stores) in 2003."

Shah accepted the award in December 2002, at a ceremony at the company's headquarters in Atlanta, GA. MSI was the only company to receive the award for the stone, wood and tile flooring category. This award marked the first time a supplier of natural stone received the award.