WAUWATOSA, WI, -- Bostik, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, has entered into a strategic alliance with Maniscalco/Artistic Stone Gallery, Inc., a leading manufacturer and importer of exquisite glass, metal and stone tile materials.

"There was a lot of misinformation throughout the industry regarding how to install our type of products," said Maniscalco's Director of Business Development, Kieron Wiley, a native Australian now living in the U.S. "Bostik has offered many cogent answers to this. For example, they have already provided us with an excellent user guide, indicating precisely how to install our products with their adhesives and grouts. It's important to us, due to the scope of high-end products we offer the marketplace, that there are always installed correctly.

"With Bostik, a company known for cutting-edge technology and great 'hands-on' educational assistance, issues such as one party blaming the other relative to installation concerns, are now practically eliminated," he went on to say.

With its international headquarters in Sydney, Australia and American facilities in San Carlos, CA, and Dallas, TX, Maniscalco brandishes a company catchphrase proclaiming, "Maniscalco. Australian for Mosaics."

"Not only has our organization continually grown here, there seems to be a real interest in the Aussie way of doing business," said company president Rob Maniscalco. "This basically comes down to being totally honest with customers, working as hard as we possibly can, exercising strong listening skills…and, having a lot of fun in doing all of that. Without question, we are excited about working together with Bostik, and look forward to some amazing future synergies when the Kangaroo, our company's/home country's symbol, and the Gecko, which now appears on all Bostik branding, collaborate."

According to James Allred, Bostik's Consumer & Construction Business Unit Territory Sales Manager, "Rob Maniscalco and his team are outstanding business partners for Bostik. They exude positivism and are just fun to be around. Besides that, they are great friends who add a fresh perspective to the way we do business. We are super-excited about the partnership at hand and are grateful that Maniscalco picked Bostik to help their customers and the industry as a whole to improve glass tile and mosaic installation practices."