updated 2/28/2011 12:46:58 PM ET 2011-02-28T17:46:58

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cambria, the only producer of natural quartz surfaces in the U.S., announced today that Ottawa-based Urban Quarry is the latest Cambria fabricator business partner to be inducted into their Lexus Partner Program.

The Lexus Partner Program was designed by Cambria in 2008 to further strengthen the relationships between Cambria and its fabricator partners as well as provide the highest possible service to consumers. Urban Quarry is the eleventh fabricator partner in North America to be inducted into the program.

"Cambria is proud to bring our relationship with Urban Quarry to the Lexus Partner level, which is the most exclusive partnership level we offer," said Cambria President and CEO, Marty Davis. "We have worked with Urban Quarry for over five years and during that time it is clear that they share our commitment to delivering the highest quality customer service and products."

Cambria Lexus Partners must meet specific criteria set by Cambria which includes sales success, exceptional quality and customer service, and a commitment to marketing. In return, Lexus Partners enjoy unique benefits from Cambria, including a guaranteed market position through exclusive fabrication in their marketplace and dedicated Cambria sales, marketing and training support.

"We couldn't be happier about our new Lexus Partner status and look forward to further promoting the Cambria brand," said Laurent Bellavance, founder and owner of Urban Quarry. "Urban Quarry's Lexus Partner status will strengthen our relationship with Cambria and create mutual growth and success for both companies." 

Cambria is sold to select fabricators across North America through a partnership model that celebrates a common vision and culture. The pinnacle of that model is the Lexus Partner Program,which formalizes Cambria's commitment to highly evolved fabricator business partnerships that deliver mutual success. Cambria's Lexus Partner fabricators are committed to innovation, hard work, are entrepreneurial-minded and want to grow their businesses in partnership with Cambria. 

As a leader in design innovation, Cambria offers 83 colors with new designs never before seen in quartz. Cambria has created the look of onyx, marble and granite without compromising all the performance benefits of quartz, such as being stronger than granite and maintenance free. These trendsetting looks have incredible movement and iridescent blues, gold and copper. Complementary colors from the six color collections offer unique opportunities to incorporate multiple colors on a variety of surfaces, creating more depth and character in residential and commercial applications. Cambria is available through builders, designers, architects and kitchen/bath retailers throughout North America.

About Cambria

Cambria is a privately held, family-owned company headquartered in Minnesota. Cambria is one of the few quartz surface plants in the world and the exclusive producer of natural quartz surfaces in the United States. Cambria focuses on quality, innovation and growth. Cambria is sold through a North American network of independent stone fabricator and installation partners that share the company's commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Products are available to consumers via retail partners throughout North America. Cambria also exports its products throughout the world.

Cambria is a stain resistant, nonporous natural quartz surface that is harder, stronger and easier to care for than other stone surfaces because it does not require sealing with chemical-based conditioners, polishers or wax. Cambria is committed to environmentally friendly business practices and its product is local, durable and plentiful. Cambria products contribute to projects achieving LEED certification, have been NSF International certified as safe for food preparation, and have achieved GREENGUARD for Children and Schools® and Indoor Air Quality Certified®– so there is no safer surface available to consumers. For more information on Cambria's environmental business practices, please visit: http://www.cambriacanada.com/discover.cfm/benefits/green-statement. Strong, Safe, Certified and Environmentally Friendly.  For more information visit: www.CambriaCanada.com   

About Urban Quarry

Urban Quarry and Marble Unlimited is a privately owned, family operation in Ottawa, Ontario, which strives to fabricate top-quality products with unsurpassed service for its customers. Over the years Urban Quarry and Marble Unlimited have became an industry leader with its different range of products, which include natural stone such as: marble, granite and CAMBRIA® Natural Quartz Surfaces. Urban Quarry has been fabricating and installing stone countertops since 1986 and Cambria since 2007.  With 35 employees, state-of-the-art equipment and a dedication to customer service, Urban Quarry is an innovative, adaptable company that offers high quality products and puts customers first.  For more information visit: www.marbleunlimited.ca

CONTACT: Stacia Smith
         11000 W. 78th Street, Suite 220
         Eden Prairie, MN 55344
         (612) 770-3344

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