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AUG 2017

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August 2017 • 17 Prizer Works Acquires Abbaka BLANDON, PA — Prizer Works, owner of BlueStar and Prizer Hoods, has acquired Abbaka, a manufacturer of handcrafted, custom range hoods. Founded by Vibeke and Frank Paone, the Sonoma, CA-based Abbaka has been designing and manufactur- ing American handmade luxury kitchen hoods since 1980. The Abbaka brand will remain intact, retaining its name and the leadership of its founders during the transition, who will focus on driving national growth for the brand. "We are excited to join forces with the team at Prizer. We expect that, under the Prizer umbrella, Abbaka will continue to flourish and meet the needs of our consumers, kitchen design- ers and our retail partners," said Vibeke Paone. "The Abbaka acquisition of- fers a valuable stepping stone in our journey to deliver best- in-class consumer experiences through high-performance, U.S. handcrafted appliances," said Eli- za Sheffield, president of BlueStar. Stone Surface Group Gets Name HOUSTON, TX — The consol- idated company comprised of Architectural Granite & Marble, Pental Surfaces and Modul Marble has announced its new joint parent company name, Architectural Sur- faces Group. ASG encompasses all offerings and products from the brands it represents. Sunil Palakodati, chief execu- tive officer of ASG, stated, "The combination of AG&M, Pental and Modul has allowed us to learn from each other's strengths and utilize efficiencies from our combined scale to better serve our customers with innovative products and value-added service solutions." Each entity is a best-in-class distributor of interior surfaces for its respective geographic areas, with a total of 13 locations across the U.S., ASG notes Headquartered in Seattle WA, Pental Surfaces is one of the larg- est independent value-added distributors of natural stone, engineered stone and tile serving the western U.S. Pental has five locations in Seattle, Taco- ma, Portland, Van Nuys and Denver. AG&M, based outside of Austin, TX, is a leading importer and distributor of natural stone, engineered stone and related products used in residential construction, commercial construction and remodeling. AG&M's showrooms serve customers in Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Nashville and Raleigh. Modul Marble is a prestigious sup- plier of natural stone, marble and quartz slabs, with locations in Sun Valley and Anaheim, CA, as well as Charlotte, NC. Modul has a vast inventory of material imported from regions across the world. w w w. To p K n o b s . c o m 8 0 0 - 4 9 9 - 9 0 9 5 4 5 0 0 o p t i o n s a n d a F r e e s a m p l e p r o g r a m . S t a r t s h o p p i n g . T H E A R T O F D R E S S I N G C A B I N E T S . Circle No. 8 on Product Card

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