Hanwha Surfaces Partners with Strategic Specification & Sales Company, ProSpec, LLC Press Releases

Company to expand sales & service of HanStone Quartz & Hanex Solid Surfaces throughout the Northeast US

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER, 2017 - Hanwha Surfaces, the North American subsidiary of the international conglomerate Hanwha L&C, announced a sales partnership today with ProSpec, LLC®, a leading specifier and provider of materials and solutions to the commercial, industrial and multi-family residential architectural & design and construction industries. This partnership is the first of its kind for the companies and will increase availability and support of HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces products throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England.

ProSpec, LLC will offer all available HanStone and Hanex colors and will be focusing on the multifamily, healthcare, hospitality and commercial construction segments, among others. ProSpec had been looking to expand their quartz offering and selected HanStone as the ideal product to achieve this. Their experienced and dedicated sales and specification teams will work to deliver HanStone and Hanex directly to large scale commercial projects and help raise the profile of both brands throughout the region.

Since moving to a direct sales model in the Northeast in 2016, Hanwha has been focusing on increasing its customer base in this crucial market. “ProSpec’s superior sales and service record makes them the perfect team to help grow HanStone and Hanex in the Northeast,” says Hanwha Surfaces’ National Director - Commercial Contract Division, David McWilliams. “Their team has over twenty years of experience in the industry, and we see this partnership being a great fit for both companies.”

With distribution centers in Springfield, MA and Philadelphia, PA, Hanwha is able to get products to ProSpec’s customers quickly and efficiently. “The entire ProSpec team is excited and proud to represent HanStone and Hanex products and programs to the design community,” says ProSpec Founder Louis Giannini. “These brands have a history of being leaders in the quartz and solid surface industries, and I am confident that they will be well- accepted by the architect and designer communities in the Northeast.”

HanStone Quartz. HanStone is easy to maintain, eco-friendly, stain resistant, durable, nonporous and heat resistant. HanStone’s innovative approach enables the company to deliver the most consistent quality of product on the market today. Offering beauty that’s tough enough to stand up to everyday life, with classic hues and movements, HanStone Quartz celebrates the natural world around us, while being on trend and appealing for all interior aspirations. To learn more about HanStone Quartz please visit www.hanstonequartz.com.

Hanex Solid Surfaces. Hanex is one of the most durable, affordable surfaces on the market - which is as versatile as it is gorgeous. Hanex is stain resistant and nonporous, making it the

ideal surface for commercial applications. To view the entire spectrum of Hanex Solid Surfaces colors and styles visit www.hanexsolidsurfaces.com.

ABOUT HANWHA SURFACES

Hanwha Surfaces, based in Atlanta, GA, sells and markets high-quality surfacing products under the HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces brand names. HanStone Quartz is the company’s flagship product that led to the opening of a state-of-the-art 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility in London, Ontario, Canada. Hanwha Surfaces will also be opening a 125,000 square foot Hanex Solid Surface manufacturing facility in Texas during the summer of 2018. Hanwha Surfaces is the North American subsidiary of Hanwha Living & Creative (Hanwha L&C), a South Korea based corporation. To learn more about Hanwha Surfaces products can be viewed by visiting the Hanwha Surfaces website at www.hanwhasurfaces.com.

ABOUT PROSPEC

ProSpec, LLC® represents well respected manufacturers of interior and exterior finishes, including Porcelain tile, Quartz counter-tops, Solid Surface countertops, Engineered wood flooring , thin set epoxy terrazzo, Exterior cladding systems, Installation materials and Engineering. During the past 20 years, we have earned our reputation for supplying products on time and within budget to large commercial projects and National Accounts throughout the USA. Many consider us not just a supplier, but a valued Solutions Provider.

ProSpec, LLC focuses on product presentation and recommendation to the project team – the owner, architect, designer and consultant. Other groups within the company – ProTile, Stone, Terrazzo, Wood and ProExterior Systems – are designed to provide contractors with customer service and logistics for materials that are delivered on time and on budget. This holistic approach to architects’ and builders’ needs provides a much-needed and appreciated service. Strategic thinking and planning have created today’s success and will lead to future growth for ProSpec LLC. Founder, Louis Giannini announced that he is managing for the future through succession planning as company ownership transitions to a “Women Business Enterprise” under the leadership of his three daughters.