02/18/2004 - M S International, Inc. Relocates to State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in Orange, California


M S International, Inc. ("MSI"), a leading North American distributor of natural stone, today announced that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to a state-of-the-art distribution center in Orange, California. The new distribution center encompasses a 13 acre site with approximately 170,000 square feet of warehouse space and an additional 200,000 square feet for outside storage. The facility also includes 4 overhead-cranes for efficient slab distribution as well as 30 loading stations for quick loading and unloading of shipments. The new location is approximately two miles from MSI’s current headquarters in Anaheim, California and remains in close proximity to four major Southern California freeways (57, 91, 5 and 22)

By relocating approximately 120 employees to the new facility MSI will be able to better serve its nationwide base of customers. The new distribution center has been equipped with the latest information systems and distribution capabilities to manage what may become the largest inventory of natural stone in the United States. This expansion in California culminates a nine-month period in which MSI significantly grew its operations with new facilities in Edison, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas.

Manu Shah, MSI’s President, said "the new facility will create a mega-stone center; whether its tiles, slabs, landscaping materials, or monuments MSI will be a one-stop shop for our customers." Mr. Shah further added, "the growing natural stone industry is increasingly based on inventory partnered with efficient distribution, both of which will be greatly enhanced with our new location.

With the distribution center expansion in California, MSI now has in excess of 125 million square feet of natural stone inventory available in five strategically located distribution centers nationwide (Orange, California, Edison, New Jersey, Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas, Texas and Chicago, Illinois). The address of the new location is as follows:

2095 N. Batavia Street
Orange, California 92865
Phone: (800) 490 0060

M S International, Inc., founded in 1975, is a leading distributor of natural stone in North America. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI also maintains branches domestically in New Jersey, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago and internationally in India, China and Turkey. 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. More information on MSI can be found on the web at www.msisurfaces.com.