01/07/2004 - M S International, Inc. Opens Larger/State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia


M S International, Inc. ("MSI"), a leading North American distributor of natural stone, today announced that it has opened a new distribution center in Atlanta, Georgia. With 50,000 square feet of warehouse space and 8,000 square feet of office space located on 4.3 acres, the new location is approximately double the size of MSI's previous southeast distribution center located in Atlanta. The new distribution center will allow MSI to broaden its inventory of natural stone products, including tiles, slabs, landscaping products and monuments. The new location is ideally situated in the Fulton Industrial District, with easy access to all major highways. The new facility will enable MSI to better serve customers in the Southeast region.

MSI first entered the Southeastern market in early 2002. The growing demand for a full-service natural stone distributor in the Southeast with a broad product line of premium quality natural stone available at the lowest prices resulted in MSI outgrowing its facility in less than two years. Amit Khurana, branch manager, said, "with two overhead cranes, a modern showroom as well as state-of-the art systems, MSI will have the most efficient natural stone distribution center in the Southeast." Mr. Khurana further added, "we believe that the new facility will enable MSI to maintain among the largest inventories of natural stone in the Southeast."

This expansion in the Southeast follows a similar move made by MSI in the Northeastern market in the summer of 2003. In addition, MSI is currently in the process of relocating its corporate headquarters and West Coast distribution center to Orange, CA. The new facility will encompass over 170,000 square feet of warehouse and office space located on over 12.5 acres of land.

With the distribution center expansion in Atlanta, MSI now has in excess of 125 square feet of natural stone inventory available in Twenty strategically located distribution centers nationwide. The address of the new location is as follows:

M S International, Inc.
5015 Bakers Ferry Road,
Atlanta, Georgia 30036
(404) 505-9101

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, and India. MSI's product line includes granite, slate, marble, travertine, sandstone, limestone and other natural stone products imported from over 25 countries on five continents. The company services a nationwide customer base, which includes leading retailers and wholesalers of natural stone. More information on MSI can be found on the web at www.msisurfaces.com.

For further inquiries, please contact Amit Khurana at (404) 505-9101.