StonePeak Opens Downtown Chicago Showroom

Chicago, IL, June 19, 2006 - Just months after marking its first year in business, StonePeak Ceramics opened its tile showroom in downtown Chicago Sunday, June 11. The opening of the showroom at 314 W. Superior Street is the latest milestone in the company's history. Amidst other prominent vendors in Chicago's Design District, StonePeak's showroom location in the city's River North neighborhood positions the company as a significant design partner to architects and designers. The River North neighborhood, in close proximity to Chicago's famed Merchandise Mart, is where architects and designers shop for the best textiles, fixtures and products to enhance their various projects. StonePeak's nine tile lines are on display for guests and customers to browse, feel and even use to layout their own sample floor patterns. "As a company, our next strategic goal is targeting the architecture and design community that can use our products in a range of residential and commercial projects," said Graziano Verdi, CEO of StonePeak Ceramics. "Our new showroom is located in an area of high traffic for these customers whose designs will benefit greatly from our variety of tiles and trims." Complete with a full working kitchen and meeting areas, the showroom is a home away from home for StonePeak's distributors. The versatile work space allows them to use the showroom to hold meetings, perform training sessions or simply entertain customers. Equipped to hold hundreds of guests, the showroom will be available for rent to outside companies holding events or parties. The company's corporate headquarters and offices are located on the second floor above the showroom. "StonePeak Ceramics is a leader in innovation," said Verdi. "Our showroom provides our customers with the latest in tile design techniques and cutting-edge solutions for all types of projects." About 100 people attended StonePeak's showroom opening, including distributors and their customers, architects, designers and other guests. In April, StonePeak celebrated its successful first year in business at the Coverings trade show in Orlando. Among the many milestones the company celebrated was the completion of its distributor network, which includes more than 30 distributors covering more than 100 locations across the country. The company also noted the addition of its third production line, including spray dryers and necessary support, at the StonePeak factory in Crossville, Tenn. At full capacity, the production facility is able to produce more than 60 million square feet of tile per year. StonePeak also introduced two new tile series-- Stone and Terrain--at Coverings, bringing its total collection to nine product lines.

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