VMZINC® Sponsors Triangle Modernist Houses’ Appetite 4 Architecture Event

Leading Provider of Zinc Products Supports Local Architecture Community at A4A Dinner on Jan. 15

Raleigh, NC, January 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- VMZINC® (http://www.vmzinc-us.com/), a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has announced that the company will sponsor an Appetite 4 Architecture (A4A) dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 18 Seaboard, located at 18 Seaboard Ave. The dinner, organized by Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), a North Carolina nonprofit organization committed to documenting, preserving and promoting modernist architecture, provides members with a unique opportunity to enjoy informal discussions, involving architecture and design trends, in an upscale dining environment. Attendees will have the chance to network with some of the Triangle’s leading residential architects, connect with top industry professionals and enjoy a delicious three course meal with prominent members of the state’s architecture and design community.

Respected architects, John Reese, Mike Rantilla and Vinny Petrarca, winners of the 2012 juried Matsumoto Prize for North Carolina Modernist residential architecture, will be among some of the area’s professionals in attendance.

Affordable group seating, which is limited to 20 guests, is available on standby. If you are interested in attending, please call (919) 740-8407 for additional information.

“We are proud to sponsor Triangle Modernist Houses’ upcoming A4A dinner,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products USA, Inc. “Triangle Modernist Houses is a truly wonderful organization that actively supports the modern architecture community and gives thousands of people access to the most exciting residential architecture that our great state has to offer, and we are happy to be able to support such a great organization. These dinners are incredibly important and provide local aspiring and established architects with peer networking opportunities, education and informative conversation over a delicious meal.”

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About VMZINC®:
VMZINC® is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore. VMZINC®, a leader in the French and Belgian markets and established in 15 countries worldwide, offers an unparalleled range of roofing products and systems, façade cladding, rainwater systems and ornaments. With a large focus on customer satisfaction, VMZINC®’s products and services have become synonymous with high quality, innovation and environmentally sustainable design. As the first company to diversify its range of surface aspects, VMZINC® offers six unique shades of preweathered zinc, in addition to natural zinc. The company strongly identifies with the Umicore Group values of responsibility, performance and progress, and for more than 10 years, VMZINC® has been closely involved with Umicore initiatives to give its operations a sustainable development framework. For additional information, visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.

About Umicore Building Products USA / VMZINC®:
Umicore is a worldwide leading producer of architectural zinc under the brand name, VMZINC®. For more than 160 years, Umicore has provided innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, N.C. For additional information, visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com/.

Kathleen Donnelly
MMI Public Relations
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