California-based M.A. Silva USA named Best Cork Supplier 2013 by North Bay Business Journal

SANTA ROSA, California , November 27, 2013 (press release) – Sonoma County based M.A. Silva USA has been named Best Cork Supplier 2013 by the North Bay Business Journal; which is home to the latest business and wine industry news in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties. The judges based the award criteria on what clients and supporters put down in the survey when nominating; such as excellent quality corks, customer service and executive leadership skills. North Bay Business Journal is quoted to say, "M.A. Silva received a lot of nominations, and has a lot of fans out there!"

M.A. Silva has experienced unprecedented growth and continues to implement business philosophies, which entail high quality standards and moral obligations that focus on the community.

President Neil Foster shares, "This award is such an honor. Each member of our team has great momentum during an ever changing, innovative work environment and together we continue to drive M.A. Silva's success onward. Being recognized by two leading publications for our cork and glass products in one year; is truly remarkable."

The family, Portugal-based partner M.A. Silva Corticas has a 40-year history of cork production and is known as an innovator in cork processing & technology. The cork is sourced mainly from trees under long-term grower agreements, which ensures control and quality, from the time the trees are harvested to the delivery of finished corks. A full-service mechanical and organoleptic test lab, housed in the company's Santa Rosa-based facility furthers that level of quality control. A spirit of collaboration between M.A. Silva staff members and researchers across Europe and the United States has resulted in the development of some of the most technically advanced cork processing facilities and equipment in use today. A combination of forest management, technology, processes and training has made significant advances toward eliminating TCA issues, in addition to improving the beauty and performance of its closures. Their innovative glass offerings include proprietary molds for consistent quality, cork-to-bottle fit assurance and in factory quality control 24/7.

About M.A. Silva USA:

Based in Sonoma County California, M.A. Silva USA is a leading manufacturer of premium natural corks, glass and packaging for North American markets. Its quality-assurance program ensures unmatched visual, mechanical and sensory characteristics of its products. The company operates on 100% solar power and is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly operations, for more information visit or call 877-689-7676.

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