January 8, 2018 NO. 1 • $4 VOL. 67 OUTLOOK 2018 FLOOR COVERING WEEKLY | THE INDUSTRY’S BUSINESS NEWS & INFORMATION RESOURCE All in the family MSI’S CULTURE DRIVES GROWTH & RESPECT By Lauren Moore [Orange, Calif.] In 1975, Manu and Rika Shah were new parents living in Fort Wayne, Ind. They had emigrated from India five years earlier, so Manu Shah could earn his Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Pur-due University. Rika Shah had been a teacher in India, and wanted to find a way to work and stay busy while still being a present and atten-tive mother for six-month-old Raj Shah. “We decided that we would generate some business by importing granite from India,” Manu Shah shared in an exclusive interview with FCW. It was in their Indiana basement that MS International was born. The company started Continued on page 4 Above: MSI’s ledger panel in Arctic White, Aria porcelain floor tile in Bianco and quartzite countertop in Ice Flakes. Inset: The Shah family.