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Frames and Infill Panels Meet Design and Durability Goals

Friday, October 25, 2013


MUKWONAGO, WI…The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg chose Banker Wire mesh to outfit its first building designed for LEED Gold certification.

Frank A. Cassell Hall, formerly known as the Sustainable Office and Classroom Building, is a two-story, 16,837 square-foot facility. Its space includes a state-of-the-art computer lab, a video-conferencing classroom, a server room, offices and a technology training classroom.

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ECMCC's Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility in Buffalo, NY  PHOTO CREDIT: Cannon Design

Long-Term Care Facility Shortens Construction Timeline, Saves Millions in Financing

Monday, October 21, 2013

“I chose Zurn products because I was looking to save time on a necessarily fast-paced job.” 

-- Chad Krajewski, Plumbing Foreman for MLP Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc.


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Proper water ventilation of backflow preventer equipped with new Zurn Wilkins ZWFR Freeze Protection Device in Lake Elsinore, CA

One Success Story Involves a Customer with a Family-Owned Backflow Systems Company

Monday, October 14, 2013

ERIE, PA – The new Zurn Wilkins ZWFR Backflow Preventer Freeze Protection Device from Zurn Industries, LLC is making news in Lake Elsinore, CA for ending a persistent problem of freeze-damaged backflow preventers because of frequent freeze/thaw events.

The ZWFR Freeze Protection Device monitors the water temperature within the valve. When the temperature-regulating thermostat senses that water is nearing the freezing point (35°F/1.6°C), the valve opens, allowing warmer supply water to flow into the system. As the system reaches 40°F/4.4°C, the valve closes.

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Zurn Z1900 series Stainless Steel Floor Sink Liner

No Caulking Needed: Liner Easily Drops into Existing Floor Sinks, Providing the Most Secure Seal Available

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

ERIE, PA – The retrofit of floor sinks is now more convenient and more secure–and can provide a cost savings of up to 50 percent–with the introduction of the Zurn Stainless Steel Floor Sink Liner from Zurn Industries, LLC.

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Alissa Schmidt

New Hire and Promotions Reflect Ever-Improving Architectural Support

Friday, October 04, 2013

OWATONNA, MN…Viracon announces the hire of Jennifer Highfield as its newest architectural design specialist. Jennifer will work closely with architects and designers in all Viracon markets. Highfield comes to Viracon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Minnesota State University, Mankato and more than 15 years of design experience, including running her own interior design business.

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Music Box Films Chicago

Custom Steel Windows and Doors Help Achieve Unique Design for Music Box Films

Thursday, October 03, 2013

JAMESTOWN, NY – A retrofit office building project that includes custom, handcrafted steel windows and doors manufactured by Hope’s® recently received a prestigious Small Project Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The Hope’s Jamestown175™ Series steel windows and 5000 Series™ steel doors were installed in the building, now home to the technology startup Music Box Films. Located in Chicago’s West Loop enterprise zone, the project converted a 7,000-square-foot, two-story space into a single-story building with a mezzanine.

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Greg Anapol, Linda Kerechek, Director of Commercial Marketing, Christian Nolte, Craig Mackin, CEO and Owner

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales™ received the prestigious 2013 Chairman’s Award for Overall Excellence from the Metal Construction Association (MCA) at the METALCON International conference. Metal Sales was recognized for the innovative use of materials on the new Maricopa Campus of Central Arizona College.

Metal Sales provided 90,000 square feet of 18”, 22-gauge Magna-Loc standing seam roof panels and 24,000 square feet of 14-gauge Cor-Ten weathering steel sheets for the primary wall enclosure.

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Solar Decathlon - The Phoenix House

Metal Sales Supports Team Kentuckiana’s Sustainable, Post-Disaster House in Competition

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is a proud sponsor of Team Kentuckiana in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.

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TEC® and Crossville® Create Approved Installation System for Large Format Thin Panels

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

AURORA, IL…Products from TEC® have been endorsed by Crossville for use with its Laminam® by Crossville® line of large thin porcelain panels.

Crossville recently launched its line of large porcelain panels for wall and floor applications through an exclusive distributorship with Italian manufacturer Laminam S.p.A. The line features the first-ever large format slab with a thickness of as little as 3 millimeters.

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Promotes Sanitary and Safe Conditions

Monday, September 30, 2013

ERIE, PA – Zurn Industries, LLC, the leader in engineered water solutions, introduces the Zurn Stainless Steel Point Drain–ideal for work environments where sanitary conditions are critical, such as hospitals, food processing facilities and pharmaceutical applications.

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Good Samaritan Regional Health Center

TEC® Serves as One-Stop Shop For a Variety of Flooring Systems

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

AURORA, IL…Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, a 142-bed, 500,000-square-foot hospital and Medical Plaza in Mt. Vernon, IL, used TEC® products for the successful installation of a wide variety of flooring and wall materials.

The new Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., replaces the existing hospital, which served the Mt. Vernon community since 1952.

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Venue Regarded as the Most Modern in the Major Leagues

Thursday, September 19, 2013

OWATONNA, MN…Miami’s Marlins Park is considered Major League Baseball’s most modern-looking new park, and as the first retractable roof structure in the world to earn LEED® Gold Certification, it is also the league’s most environmentally sustainable. Viracon glass contributed to both its 21st century aesthetic and its cutting-edge energy performance.

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