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APR 2019

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MSI Honored for U.S. Tile Sales ORANGE, CA — MSI has been recognized by the Valencian Institute for Business Competitiveness, the company announced. The award, presented at a recent gala event in Valencia, Spain, recognized MSI for its "contribution to the promotion of ceramic tile and its significant volume of tile imported in 2018," company officials said. "MSI is not only one of the nation's leading tile importers, but also one of the largest Spanish tile importers in the U.S.," said MSI Senior Merchant Paulo Pereira. "It's a distinction we're quite proud of, especially as we're continually looking to make ceramic tile more affordable and accessible." Exports of ceramic tile to the U.S. have increased over the last five years, "and MSI has been a significant driver of this trend," Pereira said. "We're importing more ceramic tile than ever before, as the U.S. consumer is embracing tile for its wide range of looks, durability and competitive price." Cabinet Distributor Opens Texas Facility RALEIGH, NC — Kitchen Cabinet Distributors has opened a distribution center and showroom in Houston, the company's first facility outside of Raleigh. Opened in January, the 180,000-sq.-ft. Houston facility was built "in response to rising demand" for RTA cabinets among the region's contractors, home im- provement dealers, building materials suppliers and cabinet shops, said Kitchen Cabinet Distributors CEO Randy Goldstein. "In Texas, the company sees an opportunity to serve some of the country's fastest-growing housing markets, including Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas," Goldstein said. "Our Houston location will give our partners in the South and Southwest a competitive advantage in the marketplace." Cosentino Event Draws Record Crowd MIAMI, FL — Cosentino Group, the Spain-based supplier of architectural and design surfaces, has marked its 21st annual "Cosentino 100" convention with record attendance, attracting more than 470 guests from 164 manufacturing and processing companies across the U.S. and Canada, the company announced. The annual convention, considered one of the most important events for the stone, decoration and remodeling sectors in North America, draws leading Cosen- tino customers and partners. The convention also draws leading professional organizations, including leadership from the American Society of Interior Design- ers, the Marble Institute of America, the American Institute of Architects and the International Surface Fabricators Association, Cosentino officials said. This year's event took place in the Riviera Maya in Mexico. In addition to learning current trends from Cosentino's executive leadership, guests were able to explore new product launches. April 2019 • KitchenBathDesign.com 19 PUT HÄFELE'S WINE STORAGE SOLUTIONS IN YOUR SHOWROOM AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS! Online & Livechat: www.hafele.com/us Phone: 800.325.6202 Email: experts@hafele.us RED. WHITE. ROSÉ. ORGANIZED. Whether your choice is a vintage Syrah or a young Riesling, Häfele recently added all-new, easy-to-install wine storage options to keep everything fashionably organized. The Wine Post stores and displays wine bottles so the label can be prominently displayed from the front. With the Wine Peg you can view wine bottles with a compact, neck out design that fits more bottles in a small space. Parallel Rods store and display wine bottles so the label can be viewed from the front while the rods span between two vertical substrates. NEW Circle No. 10 on Product Card

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