SAN DIEGO COSENTINO CENTER OPENS
March 20, 2012
Cosentino Ribbon Cutting (l to r): Scott Newhan, General Manager of the San Diego Cosentino Center and Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America.
Last week, Cosentino, the global leader in natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing, opened its seventh North American Cosentino Center in San Diego. More than 200 building and design industry leaders and top Cosentino executives attended the grand opening reception, which featured a American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education course on hard surfacing options. The new San Diego Center, designed by Isabel Martinez-Cosentino, aims to enhance both the trade and consumer experience and continues Cosentino’s mission to expand its presence in the U.S. market over the next year.
The March 15 program included remarks from Eduardo Cosentino, CEO of Cosentino North America, and Scott Newhan, General Manager for the San Diego Cosentino Center. Guests mingled throughout Cosentino’s 25,000-square-foot facility, which includes a distribution warehouse with giant slabs of Silestone Natural Quartz; ECO by Cosentino recycled surfaces; SenSa® Granite; Scalea Natural Stone; Marlique™ Marble; MURO™ Mosaics; and the Prexury™ Collection, a semi-precious stone line handmade by expert craftsmen and a 3,400 square-foot state-of-the-art showroom.
The Cosentino Center is more than a showroom and distribution center. It’s designed to support, promote, and educate trade professionals by integrating distribution facilities, exhibition areas, workspaces for designers to bring clients, classrooms for continuing education and fully functioning kitchens and event space for demonstrations. The centers create a unique interactive environment for architects, designers, distributors and fabricators to view the latest products and design trends, attend educational workshops, hear from visiting expert speakers and receive training on new product innovations and installation techniques.
The San Diego opening is part of an overall plan to continuously expand the company’s presence in the U.S. market in the next few years and marks the second center in California.