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VMZINC® Sponsors AIA Triangle Golf Tournament on May 3

Leading Provider of Zinc Products Supports Local Architecture Community at Annual Golf Tournament

Raleigh, NC, April 21, 2013 --( VMZINC® (, a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has announced that the company will sponsor the 2013 American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Triangle Golf Tournament on Friday, May 3 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, located at 1509 Main Campus Drive. The tournament allows AIA Triangle members, sponsors and guests to enjoy a great afternoon of comradeship and competition on a challenging course, while supporting future professionals with their education. VMZINC® is a beverage cart sponsor for the 2013 tournament.

The AIA Triangle Golf Tournament, which is held annually at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on NC State University’s Centennial Campus, raises money for the AIA Scholarship/Fellowship Fund, which provides a scholarship to an undergraduate student and a fellowship to a graduate student enrolled at NC State University’s College of Design. In 2012, AIA Triangle provided two $2,850 scholarships and two $500 scholarships to students in the School of Architecture program. Throughout their many years of support, AIA Triangle has raised more than $27,000 in support of local scholarships.

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“We are proud to sponsor and support this year’s AIA Triangle Golf Tournament,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products USA, Inc. “AIA is truly a wonderful organization committed to its members, local architects and community at large. We are more than happy to support them in their dedication to helping and encouraging young and future architecture and design professionals to further their education. This annual tournament is incredibly important for local aspiring architects as it provides them with peer and professional networking opportunities over a fun, casual round of golf.”

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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

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

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