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VMZINC® Exhibits at National AIA Event June 20-22

Leading Provider of Zinc Products Participates in 2013 AIA National Convention

Raleigh, NC, May 02, 2013 --( VMZINC® - US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. (, a leading specialist in innovative zinc products manufactured and sold by the Building Products Unit of Umicore, has announced that the company will be participating in the 2013 American Institute of Architecture (AIA) National Convention in Denver on Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22. With more than 300 convention programs, including seminars, tours and events, the AIA National Convention is the industry’s most comprehensive professional event as it hosts thousands of the nation’s leading architects and design professionals. The convention provides attendees with unparalleled access to the influential frontline professionals who drive the industry as they learn about the products, technologies and innovations that set the course for the entire building and design industry. The event will be held at the Denver Convention Center, located at 700 14th St.

At the convention, VMZINC will have a tradeshow booth (#2509), and will display mock-ups of all of their PIGMENTO colors, including the newest brown shade. Additionally, VMZINC will provide three 15-minute Continuing Education Units (CEU) at their booth for all interested attendees on Thursday, June 20 at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., and on Friday, June 21 at 12:45 p.m. VMZINC redesigned its former tradeshow booth to feel like a relaxing lounge where convention attendees can come to relax, refuel and talk about zinc with VMZINC territory managers and representatives. For more information on the 2013 AIA National Convention, please visit

“We are honored and excited to participate in this year’s AIA National Convention,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC®-US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. “The convention provides architects and individuals in the industry a wonderful opportunity to elevate their careers by discovering what is new and what is next in the profession. We encourage all who plan to attend the event to visit the VMZINC team at booth #2509.”

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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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