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Cosentino Group Buys its Canadian Distributor, Plans additional Canadian Investment

Posted on 11 January 2016 by cradmin

The Cosentino Group has acquired its Canadian distribution partner Maple Terrazzo Inc., just outside of Toronto, for $11 million. According to the company, the acquisition demonstrates its commitment to international expansion by strengthening both its presence and distribution network in priority markets, including Toronto. To date, Cosentino has opened four Cosentino Centers in Canada and invested more than $21 million. Since 2014, the company has opened Centers in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. These Centers include functional warehouses, as well as brand and product showrooms supported by sales teams. The company will reportedly continue to increase its commitment to Canada with new investments and facilities, including a second Cosentino Center scheduled to open in 2016 in Montreal.

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Cosentino Opens First Showroom in Toronto

Posted on 26 December 2014 by cradmin

Cosentino opened its first showroom in Toronto’s Design District, marking the company’s foray into the Canadian market. The new 10,000-square-foot facility offers architecture and design professionals a state-of-the-art, interactive environment for educational and networking events, as well as a complete showcase of the latest surfacing products from the Spain-based company.

While the first of its kind in Canada, the Toronto facility is the 29th North American Center. Cosentino master distributor International Logistics will operate the newly opened Toronto Center. Cosentino plans to continue strengthening its presence in Canada throughout 2015, with two Centers slated to open in Calgary and Vancouver that the company will directly operate. The expansion is estimated to create 45 jobs, and will increase the availability and distribution of its products.

“Toronto is an innovative design hub and an essential starting point as we continue our expansion across North America,” said Eduardo Cosentino, president and CEO of Cosentino, North America. “By increasing our presence and operations through the opening of Centers across the nation, we are able to more efficiently meet the needs of our Canadian customers by offering an increased inventory, design tools and inspiration and product experts in their local markets.”

The Toronto center features a fully functioning Miele kitchen, which allows for live demonstrations and interactions alongside the center’s comprehensive showcase of the full portfolio of Cosentino brands, including: Silestone quartz surfacing; ECO by Cosentino recycled surfaces; SenSa Granite; Scalea Natural Stone; MURO Mosaics; the Prexury Collection, a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen, and Dekton, an ultra-compact surface with interior and exterior architectural applications.

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Caesarstone Canada Launches 6 New Quartz Designs

Posted on 12 September 2013 by cradmin

Coastal Grey Caesarstone CanadaCaesarstone Canada introduced six new designs to its Classico collection. These latest designs are inspired by natural stone. Among the new hues are four additions to the Supernatural series, including Vanilla Noir, Alpine Mist, Coastal Grey (pictured here) and Bianco Drift. Both Vanilla Noir and Alpine Mist are characterized by striking veins while Coastal Grey and Bianco Drift were designed with a granite texture. Also joining the Classico collection are the additions Clamshell and Summer Rye. Both of these patterns fuse together a blend of soft-tones with intricate details.

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Wolseley Becomes TOTO’s First National Distributor in Canada

Posted on 11 September 2013 by cradmin

Wolseley TOTO

Wolseley Canada and TOTO formed a partnership, making Wolseley the first company in Canada to carry TOTO’s full product line from coast-to-coast. All TOTO fixtures and fittings, including faucets, lavatories, accessories, showers,etc., are available at Wolseley’s 144 Plumbing branches and showrooms across Canada. This new agreement between Wolseley and TOTO is an expansion of their relationship that has existed successfully in Western Canada for more 10 years.

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MIA Broadens Safety Initiatives with Canadian Outreach

Posted on 30 October 2012 by cradmin

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has announced plans to broaden their outreach in Canada with a comprehensive Canadian-centric safety program. The program looks to leverage the success of the MIA’s safety program in the United States and will include a partnership with Safe at Work Ontario. Safe at Work Ontario is the Canadian Ministry of Labour’s compliance strategy. It is designed to improve the health and safety culture of workplaces, reduce workplace injuries and illness, lessen the burden on the health care system, avoid costs for employers and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and provide a level playing field for compliant companies.

The MIA’s safety program in the United States has resulted in the creation of an ongoing series of safety meetings (available in the Members’ area of the MIA website), a video detailing the proper procedures for safe slab handling, a video and technical module on the dangers of silicosis, and much more. Presently, the MIA safety committee is working to create an industry standard for container loading and to design and implement a safety certificate program for companies who demonstrate a base level of safety training at their facilities. MIA’s goal with the Canadian outreach is to tailor each of these programs to the various Canadian provinces.

MIA Industry Research & Information Manager, Mike Loflin said, “None of these projects or programs would be possible without the time, energy and capital investment of the MIA Safety Committee. The committee is happy to welcome several new Canadian members to the team whose goal will be to help drive this initiative in Canada, ensuring the subtle differences in the US and Canadian markets are recognized. We’re hoping that a successful program in Ontario will lead to subsequent programs in each Canadian province.”

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