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Fuse Alliance names Marazzi USA as Preferred Supplier

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 8.40.56 AMAurora, Colo. — Fuse Alliance announces Marazzi USA as the newest Fuse Alliance Preferred Supplier.

“Having Marazzi USA as a Fuse Alliance Preferred Supplier allows our Members to specify and source some of the world’s most beautiful tile products in designs and colors that reflect the company’s global heritage and styling leadership,” said Ron Lee, executive director, Fuse Alliance. “We are very glad that they are now a part of our organization.”

Marazzi USA plays a key role within the strong global presence of Marazzi Group by decisively meeting the tile needs of the North American market. Manufacture and sourcing of a vast array of products—porcelains, glazed ceramics, glass mosaics, metallic—brings a total tile package that addresses aesthetic and performance requirements of designers and architects.

“We are very excited to be a Preferred Supplier for Fuse Alliance,” said Hector Narvaez, vice president of sales for Marazzi USA. “The Marazzi USA brand is well known and respected for standing out as a leader in design and innovation. Not only will Fuse Alliance members benefit from technically superior products, but trend setting designs that will address the needs of their customers, at a great value. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Fuse Alliance.”

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Advantage America: For mills, it’s all about being in ‘quality control’

One of the great advantages for companies that make product both abroad and in the U.S. is the ability to control their fate. In the case of quality control, firms that manufacture here are able to shape their own destiny as they reassure customers that product will get to them in a timely—and profitable—fashion. Continue reading Advantage America: For mills, it’s all about being in ‘quality control’

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Optimism abounds as serious buyers drive traffic, sales

by Louis Iannaco

Orlando, Fla.—Coverings, the nation’s largest ceramic tile and natural stone show, returned to its roots here from April 17 to 20 as more than 800 exhibitors strutted their stuff for the entire A&D community and more to see.

Things seemed to be looking up as reactions from most participants surveyed were very positive. Toward the end of the four-day event, Karin Fendrich, COO of National Trade Productions (NTP), the company that runs Coverings, said the show had exceeded expectations. “We had set a goal for sales a year ago that we would see some growth, particularly over what we did last year in Las Vegas, and we hit our goal.” Continue reading Optimism abounds as serious buyers drive traffic, sales

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Make the most of your Coverings 2012 experience

Orlando, Fla.—Anyone heading to Coverings 2012 will find the greatest business payoffs if they come armed with a plan of attack. For all that the annual tile and stone show offers when the doors open at the Orange County Convention Center here April 17—with more than 800 exhibitors representing 50-plus countries, nearly 70 educational seminars, live demonstrations and countless networking opportunities—the four-day event can put even the most seasoned show attendee into sensory overload. Continue reading Make the most of your Coverings 2012 experience