Silestone(R) by Cosentino Joins the 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games as the Official Countertop Supplier

December 21, 2009

HOUSTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Cosentino, maker of Silestone Natural Quartz, is proud to have been selected as the sole countertop supplier for the 2010 Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C. This project developed by Millennium Water, will not only serve as a “home away from home” for officials and competing athletes, but it will also be one of the first LEED Gold neighborhoods in Canada.

The Olympic Village development is the largest North American quartz commercial project in 2009. The design encompassed fabrication and installation of over 71,000 square feet of countertop surface. Silestone countertops and vanities were installed in 859 apartment kitchens and baths. Trademark Silestone colors in Capri Limestone, White Maple and Ivory Coast helped create beauty and efficiency while setting the precedent for clean and natural living. Silestone is the only countertop with GREENGUARD indoor air quality certification and built-in Microban protection providing a cleaner and safer surface.

FAMA Industries, a Surrey, B.C., solid surface manufacturer, successfully completed the development. FAMA Industries worked with Commercial Surfaces Group and Stone Systems, both of St. Paul, Minnesota, to complete this sustainable project against the deadline of the Olympic Games. “When approached by the Millennium Group on their surfacing requirements for the Olympic Village, our decision to use Silestone was very simple. With the sheer size of the project, the accelerated schedule, and the rigid deadlines, we were confident that only Silestone could deliver; and they certainly did,” remarked Mehran Aghtai, president for FAMA Project Supplies

“Cosentino is honored to reflect the green vision for the Olympic Village through Silestone. We strive to be a part of projects that leave a positive impact on our environment,” commented Lorenzo Marquez, marketing vice president for Cosentino North America.

Cosentino is committed to the continuous improvement and development of eco-friendly processes through innovation and technology. As the market for green products grows exponentially, the growth of the company is directly linked to its green practices that respect, protect and rebuild the environment – from the early stages of mining and sourcing raw materials, to product manufacturing, distribution, fabrication and installation.

About Cosentino®

Cosentino®, a global natural stone manufacturer, began harvesting precious stones from the finest quarries in Europe close to a century ago. The Spanish company currently distributes material in more than 80 countries. With 11 manufacturing lines, Cosentino is the largest manufacturer of natural quartz surfaces in the world. The company covers the entire process of producing natural stone products including quarrying, manufacturing, fabricating and installing surfaces, such as kitchen and bathroom countertops, wall cladding and many other applications. In 2008, Cosentino received ISO 14001 Certification for its environmental management, measurement, evaluation, and auditing practices. Cosentino North America was established in 1998 to distribute and market Silestone(®) natural quartz surfaces in the US, Canada and Mexico. The Cosentino North America family of brands include: Silestone Natural Quartz with built-in Microban® protection; ECO by Cosentino(TM), an eco-friendly line of surface material made of 75% recycled post-consumer and post-industrial content; SenSa® Granite with SenGuard® offering a 15-year warranty against staining; Scalea Natural Stone, which includes marble, travertine and soapstone; Marlique(TM) Marble, enhanced marble for vanities; MURO(TM) Mosaics, pre-meshed tiles made with recycled Silestone; and the Prexury(TM) Collection, a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen. For more information visit www.cosentinonorthamerica.com.

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