M S International Inc. (“MSI”),
North America’s Leading Supplier of Premium Surfacing Products, donates to the
Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment
(R.I.S.E.) program to help a wounded veteran and his family.
left to right: Evelyn Rosales (MSI), Nicole Howe (MSI), Mark Meriaux (Technical
& Accreditation Director of MIA), Cameron Byars (Daughter), Megan Byars
(Wife), Preston Byars (Son), Brandon Byars (Veteran), Allyson Humphries (MSI
Sales Director), Dave Unger (Fabrication Director - Dee Brown Masonry), William
Carter (Special Projects Manager - Dee Brown Masonry)
On October 10, 2017, US Air Force
Senior Airman Brandon Byers (Ret.) and his family were presented with an iPad
for their specially adapted smart home, which was built by the Gary Sinise
Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program. MSI personnel, along with many others, were on
hand to help celebrate the event.
MSI proudly donated surfacing
materials to the specially designed McKinney, Texas home through their
membership in MIA+BSI (the Natural Stone Institute). MIA+BSI supports the R.I.S.E.
program by providing natural stone materials, fabrication, and installation for
homes designed for severely wounded veterans and their families.
Manu Shah, CEO of MSI reflects on
the home dedication, “I believe all of us who enjoy the benefits of freedom should
help give back to our nation’s defenders —especially our wounded veterans, who
are often overlooked.” He adds, “It’s truly an honor to participate in the
R.I.S.E. program, and our privilege to help the Byers family enjoy a
comfortable, accessible home.”
Several of MSI’s most trending
surfaces are featured in the home. Fantasy Brown marble countertops make an exclusive
statement in the master bath, while Augusta White marble counters in the kitchen offer
a luxurious, modern look. Laundry room counters are covered in chic
Silvestre Gray granite and Black Pearl granite adds a touch of elegance to
a kitchen office nook.
About the Gary Sinise Foundation
The Gary Sinise Foundation honors
America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in
need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate,
inspire, strengthen and build communities.
To learn more about the R.I.S.E.
program and how to get involved, please visit GarySiniseFoundation.org.
Founded in 1975, MSI is the leading
supplier of Premium Surfaces including flooring, countertops, decorative
mosaics and wall tile, and hardscaping products. MSI’s product offering
includes an extensive selection of granite, marble, porcelain, ceramic, quartz,
glass, quartzite, and other natural stone products. Headquartered in Orange,
California, MSI also maintains distribution centers across the United States
and Canada. MSI’s product line is imported from over 36 different countries on
six continents bringing the very best products to the North American Market.
The company maintains an inventory of over 125 million square feet of material.
For more information on MSI, visit: