04/28/2003 - M S International, Inc. Opens Fifth Distribution Center in Dallas, Texas


M S International, Inc. ("MSI"), a leading North American distributor of natural stone, today announced the opening of a distribution center in Dallas, Texas. The opening of the 50,000 square foot facility in Dallas, Texas, will increase the total number of strategically located distribution centers to five (Anaheim, California, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia).

The opening of the Dallas facility will facilitate service to MSI's customers primarily located in the Southwest, particularly, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico. The distribution center will inventory MSI's full range of natural stone products, including tiles, slabs, flagstone and monuments produced from granite, marble, slate, travertine, limestone, sandstone, etc. The branch will be headed by Kathie Ahrens, a twenty-year veteran of the natural stone industry.

Manu Shah, CEO of MSI said, "With our long term commitment to Dallas we will be able to pair the strong demand for natural stone in the Texas and Southwestern market with our broad product line and distribution capabilities. We look forward to extending our timely delivery, industry leading order fill rates and premium quality products to customers in the Southwest."

The distribution center is located at:
12845 Valley Branch Road Farmers Branch,
TX 75234 (469) 522-0300

M S International, Inc., founded in 1975, is a leading distributor of natural stone in North America. Headquartered in Anaheim, MSI also maintains branches in New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, India, and Mexico City. MSI's product line includes granite, slate, marble, travertine, sandstone, limestone and other natural stone products imported from over 35 countries on Six continents. The company services a nationwide customer base, which includes leading retailers and wholesalers of natural stone. With a workforce exceeding 150 highly experienced, enthusiastic and customer driven employees, MSI strives to accomplish the vision of "being the world's premier distributor of natural stone." More information on MSI can be found on the web at msisurfaces.com.