The Week: March 11-18

Cosentino plans bigger 2013 in North America; Premier Surfaces takes on Tennessee; importers shortlisted for Inc. 5000 honors.

From Stone Update:

125_250_Cosentino_100_1COSENTINO PLANS 2013: Some new operations and makeovers of Cosentino Centers are slated for this year, but the big push may be for the new DektonĀ® surface and its May 20 debut. MORE

 

125_250_PremierSurfaces_1TAKING ON TENNESSEE: Georgia-based Premier Surfaces expands its holdings to a fourth Southern cities by acquiring Stone Services in Chattanooga. MORE

 

125_800_601059-b_1QUARTZ IN MILAN: Caesarstone teams up with a Tokyo design studio to bring its surfaces into the fashion world next month at the Fuori Salone 2013. MORE

 

125_200_AHI_1NEW AT ARTISAN GROUP: AHI Stoneworks in Hot Springs, Ark., becomes the 36th member of the North American premium-countertop fabricators group. MORE

 

Around the Web:

MAKING THE LIST: Austin, Tex.-based Pacific Shore Stones Inc. begins its ninth year as a stone importer … and gets a nomination for the 2013 Inc. Magazine 5000. MORE

INTRIGUE IN INDIA (yet more): Government squads raid the houses of granite-export executives. MORE

Upcoming Events:

3/21: Grass Roots Regional (ISFA) – Tampa, Fla.

3/21: Texas Stone Summit (MIA) – Houston

3/22: Digital Stoneworking Expo (Park Industries) – Poway, Calif.


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