MS International (MSI) recently built an innovation center for its national marketing and merchandising team. Growth of the team, company-wide expansion, and an enhanced focus on marketing and merchandising prompted the investment in the Atlanta facility. The center houses MSI’s marketing, trend and design, web, digital and social media, merchandising, and channel-focused teams.

Designed to accommodate MSI’s continual growth, it has enough space to more than double the current size of the National Marketing and Merchandising Team. Several sustainable design elements, including the extensive use of glass, high efficiency LED lighting, and abundant natural light, were incorporated into the space. Casual seating areas encourage impromptu meetings, and a training room is available for planned events like conferences, staff roundtables, and customer presentations. At the hub of the new office is an open-concept workspace designed to stimulate creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Workstations have low partitions and office suites are clad in glass to facilitate communication. MSI flooring, countertops, decorative mosaics, wall tiles, and hardscaping products are used throughout the center.

“Our team is already capitalizing on the open-concept workspace and enjoying new levels of success,” said Al Pacheco, vice president of Marketing. “What’s more, we anticipate that the modern, collaborative nature of the space will help us attract and retain the industry’s top talent. This office symbolizes the MSI brand. It’s modern and high-tech, yet recognizes that strong relationships—both among our associates and with our clients—are critical to long-term success.”

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