Silestone(R) by Cosentino(R) Partners With Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Custom Builders and Celebrities To Provide Quartz Countertops for All Season 7 Episodes

September 24, 2009

HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ – Silestone(R) by Cosentino(R) has become an active partner in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “GET ON THE BUS” campaign for Season 7 of the award-winning reality TV show that airs on ABC. Cosentino will be involved in every episode of Season 7, starting Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The ‘GET ON THE BUS” theme represents a heightened focus on voluntarism during Season 7. The show has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program, plus two People’s Choice Awards, the Family Television Award for Best Alternative/Reality Program, and a Service to American Leadership Award presented by The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.

“We are thrilled to join the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew, celebrities, custom home builders and thousands of other volunteers for the Season 7 GET ON THE BUS campaign. We have jumped on the bus literally and figuratively to support these life-changing dream home construction projects. Every one of these projects touches the Cosentino team and our local countertop fabricators in a memorable way,” explained Lorenzo Marquez, vice president of marketing for Silestone.

Cosentino is actively participating in building and furnishing homes for as many as 25 deserving families this season. For several of the Season 7 episodes, members of the Cosentino management, marketing and customer service teams will “get on the bus” and become personally involved in creating a new home for these special families. All new homes are built and furnished within one week through volunteer labor, sponsorships and donations. Cosentino has agreed to donate Silestone quartz countertops (www.silestoneusa.com), fabrication and installation for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other rooms for every episode of Season 7.

“Cosentino is deeply committed to corporate and environmental responsibility. From upper management to warehouse and office workers, Cosentino employees participate in charitable, cultural and educational projects throughout the United States,” Marquez said. “The fact that the show’s designers can choose from more than 65 colors of quartz countertop surfaces that can be delivered anywhere in America makes Cosentino a great season-long partner for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Our broad color selection provides ample choices for these talented designers to accommodate the regional flare of each family.”

Cosentino((R)) North America is a nationwide leader in natural stone and the world’s largest producer of quartz surfacing. Silestone quartz countertops provide a cleaner and safer surface, offering the unique combination of built-in Microban((R)), GREENGUARD certification for clean air quality and National Sanitation Foundation certification for food preparation. Silestone quartz offers a 15-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The executive producer is Anthony Dominici (“America’s Next Top Model,” “The Amazing Race”). For photography, contact www.abcmedianet.com or the Photo Hotline at 818/460-6611.

About Cosentino(R)

Cosentino(R), 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(R) natural quartz surfaces in the US, Canada and Mexico. The Cosentino North America family of brands include: Silestone Natural Quartz with built-in Microban(R) protection; ECO by Cosentino(TM), an eco-friendly line of surface material made of 75 percent recycled post-consumer and post-industrial content; SenSa(R) Granite with SenGuard(R) 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.cosentinona.com.

Cosentino and Silestone trademarks and logos are the property of Cosentino N.A. under exclusive license from Cosentino, S.A.

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