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M S International Inc. Opens State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in Austell, Georgia

08/26/2008

M S International, Inc. (“MSI”), a leading distributor of natural stone, announced today the opening of its new state-of-the-art showroom in Austell, Georgia. This completes the launch of its new distribution facility dedicated to the Southeast region. The 175,000 sq. ft. building, which is one of the largest stone centers under a single roof in all of North America, evidences the company’s commitment to the Southeast region.

The facility carries the full range of MSI products, from slabs, tiles and landscaping products, including granites, marbles, slates, travertines, limestones, and onyx, to glass and stone mosaics, porcelain tiles and quartz surface slabs. The showroom displays the entire MSI product line and includes detailed information on each product, merchandising vehicles, and numerous installations. The distribution center has a total stocking capacity of 15,000 slabs and 6 million sq. ft. of tiles. The facility houses six cranes and a host of other capital equipment to ensure efficient operations. In addition to the infrastructure, there are over fifty employees available to service MSI’s growing customer base.

Manu Shah, the CEO of MSI said, “MSI Atlanta is perfectly placed to cater to the needs of the Southeast market. We can service our customers in eight states from this facility. We are very excited about the way we have grown in this region from a 22,000 sq. ft. facility to a 175,000 sq. ft. facility in only six years. We can go deeper and broader on our product lines with this hub facility.”

MSI now has nine strategically located distribution facilities in the U.S. The Atlanta, Georgia, facility is located at 7950 Troon Circle, Austell GA 30106. For further information, please contact Amit Khurana, MSI’s Vice President of Southeast Operations, at (678) 803-0711, or MSI’s Georgia branch at (678) 803-0800 (phone), (678) 803-0801 (fax)

MSI, founded in 1975, is a leading distributor of natural stone in North America. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI also maintains distribution centers in New Jersey, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Maryland and Phoenix. MSI also maintains international offices in Brazil, China, India and Turkey. MSI's product line includes granite, slate, marble, travertine, sandstone, limestone and other natural stone products imported from over 35 countries on six continents. In addition, MSI carries a full line of porcelain, ceramic and quartz surfaces. The company services a nationwide customer base, which includes leading retailers and wholesalers of natural stone. With a workforce of highly experienced, enthusiastic and customer driven employees, MSI strives to accomplish the vision of "being the world's premier distributor of natural stone." More information on MSI can be found on the web at msistone.com