HOLSTEIN, IA — VT Industries, a manufacturer of laminate countertops, architectural wood doors and cabinet doors, announced Oct. 11 that it has reached an agreement with Cosentino North America to fabricate and distribute Silestone engineered quartz stone. VT Industries will now account for 85% of its quartz surfacing sales with Silestone, and will initially handle all of its Silestone fabrication from its facility in Rome, GA, with additional facilities in southern California, Iowa and Canada expected to begin fabrication later in 2008 or 2009.

“We’re very excited about our partnership with VT Industries,” said Jack Shields, Cosentino regional sales manager. “Our companies’ combined commitment to providing a quality, reliable and beautiful product to the customer makes this deal a perfect fit for both sides.”

“As a leader in the laminate countertop industry, we are excited to partner with a leader in the quartz surfacing industry,” said Doug Clausen, VT Industries president and CEO. “We are excited to bring quartz surfacing into our product mix to allow our customers to service more of their marketplace.”

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