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MIA Elects Officers, Directors

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MIA Elects Officers, Directors

Posted on 30 June 2012 by cradmin

Michael Twiss, CEO Columbia Stone and Natural Stone Designs, in Tualatin, Ore., was elected president of the Marble Institute of America (MIA). Jonathan Zanger of Walker Zanger in Perth Amboy, N.J., was selected as vice president; Tony Malisani of Malisani Inc. in Great Falls, Mont., as secretary; and Dan Rea of Cold Spring Granite Company in Cold Spring, Minn., as treasurer. Also elected were three new members to the association’s board of directors: Claus F. Larsen of DANSK Marble & Granite Works in Carrara, Italy, was chosen to represent Europe; Jon Lancto of Surface Products Inc., in Cornelius, N.C., was selected to represent zone 3 (the Southeast); and Arik Grebelsky of A. Grebelsky & Son in Har-Tuv A Industrial Zone, Israel, was selected to represent the Middle East and Asia. Brenda Edwards, TexaStone Quarries, was also appointed to serve the remaining two years of a vacated at-large position.

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Staron Expands Distribution

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Staron Expands Distribution

Posted on 29 June 2012 by cradmin

Staron Surfaces, a division of Samsung, named Peirce-Phelps Inc. as the exclusive distributor of Staron Surfaces in Delaware, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. Peirce-Phelps will represent both Staron and Tempest solid-surface product lines, including Staron brand accessories.

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Cilio Technologies Offers Platform for Managing Orders

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Cilio Technologies Offers Platform for Managing Orders

Posted on 28 June 2012 by cradmin

 

The Cilio Partners Portal is a new cloud-based platform for managing installed sales orders. Most orders for installed products are still managed manually where an order is placed, then kicked out to the complex network of manufacturers, distributors, fabricators and installers with little ability to know where an order is in the process. Order tracking and other information is easily lost. The Cilio Partners Portal captures orders electronically via a single, consistent process and distributes them automatically to the proper partners within the channel making the order available for viewing any time, from any computer or mobile device. By streamlining the process, even the time in which fabricators receive payments has decreased dramatically. Additionally, the Cilio Partners Portal can be up and running within as little as 30-days and, because it is SaaS (software as a service), it avoids expensive investments in hardware, software or custom development.

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Cosentino Holds Annual Conference

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Cosentino Holds Annual Conference

Posted on 28 June 2012 by cradmin

Cosentino Group gathered its top 100 customers in the United States and Canada inCancun, Mexico, for the company’s annual “Cosentino 100” conference. The annual conference was part of Cosentino Group’s consolidated effort to develop its expansion strategy for continued growth in the U.S. market. More than 200 people from 65 independent companies participated and attended the event. Cosentino Group President Francisco Martínez-Cosentino and CEO of Cosentino North America Eduardo Martínez-Cosentino were in attendance at the conference to discuss the expansion efforts for the U.S. market which makes up more than half of the company’s annual sales.

Conference attendees reviewed the current state of the industry, business priorities and opportunities, and were provided with an early look at six new Silestone colors and 10 new Cosentino Collection granites. The exhibit area also included Cosentino’s top vendors and partners in the industry sector such as Kohler, GranQuartz, Breton, Integra Adhesives and ISFA, among others.

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Klingspor Offers New Catalog

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Klingspor Offers New Catalog

Posted on 28 June 2012 by cradmin

Klingspor introduced a 2012 Woodworking Catalog that features the company’s full range of abrasive materials for wood products manufacturers – belts, specialty abrasives, discs, rolls, sheets and tools, in addition to reference information for all facets of woodworking. The full color catalog is available upon request.

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Welcome to CountertopResource.com

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Welcome to CountertopResource.com

Posted on 27 June 2012 by cradmin

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LG Hausys Appoints Kim President

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LG Hausys Appoints Kim President

Posted on 27 June 2012 by cradmin

LG Hausys America appointed Bongsoo Kim president of the company. Kim joined LG in 2007 when he was hired as vice president of the holding company LG Corp. Most recently, he served as vice president of LG Hausys Ltd. global business department, a position held since January 2011. Kim succeeds Simon Hong, who had a 31-year tenure with LG. Hong was named president of LG Hausys America in April 2009. His successes included consolidations with LG Surfaces, LLC. in Peoria, Ariz. and LG Chemical Industrial Materials in Adairsville, Ga. In 2011, LG Hausys opened a Viatera quartz manufacturing plant just outside of Atlanta. The facility sits adjacent to the company’s first U.S.-based facility, which opened in 2005 and produces its HI-MACS brand of acrylic solid surface materials. In addition to growing its surfaces division, Kim stated that he will focus on the company’s other businesses, including flooring, autoskin, vinyl-coated material and Decofoil.

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