Cosentino expanding Hampton distribution center
Cosentino, a producer of quartz and other stone surfaces used in homes and businesses, is expanding its distribution center in Hampton.
The expansion adds more than 32,000 square feet to the company’s Northeast HUB in Copeland Industrial Park. The expansion is expected to help Cosentino to meet growing demand from regional Cosentino Centers, home improvement centers and kitchen and bath specialty stores throughout the Northeast.
“Right now, the Northeast is experiencing significant growth for us,” Brian Dubuque, general manager of the Copeland HUB, said in a statement.
The Hampton facility opened in 2013 with nearly 162,000 square feet of space. The city awarded Cosentino a $25,000 grant that was contingent upon creating a minimum of 17 full-time jobs and investing almost $2.2 million in real property improvements.
Since then, Cosentino has invested at least $3 million in the construction of the Copeland facility and $10 million in inventory. The company ended 2014 with 18 employees, with plans to have 28 employees by the end of 2015.
Based in Spain, Cosentino has offices in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia.
The original 2013 Cosentino project in Hampton was completed with the assistance of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance.