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VMZINC Recognized by Metal Construction Association for the 2013 Chairman’s Awards

Leading Provider Of Zinc Products Wins Honor for Its Contribution to the Cirrus Logic Building in Austin, Texas.

Raleigh, NC, October 04, 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 was listed among the 2013 Chairman’s Award winners presented by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) in the commercial and industrial category for its contributions to the Cirrus Logic Building in Austin, Texas. Cirrus Logic, a supplier of analog and digital components for the audio and energy markets, constructed its new headquarters in a building featuring attractive zinc panels supplied by VMZINC and Umicore Building Products USA, Inc. The six-story office building included perforated zinc panels on the parking garage. Both interlocking panels and corrugated panels were used on the structures. According to the MCA judges, the project was chosen for its use of two types of panel systems and the sculptural quality of the building that is enhanced by the use of metal.

The Chairman’s Awards are annual honors given to outstanding building projects involving MCA member companies. The awards acknowledge innovation and creativity as well as showcase how metal products help achieve exceptional building designs. All 2013 Chairman’s Award recipients were recognized at METALCON International, the only annual conference and exhibition dedicated to metal construction products, technologies and solutions, on Oct. 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Recipients of the Chairman’s Awards are selected each year from projects submitted by MCA members to Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program. The awards recognize projects in nine categories, including commercial/industrial; education – primary and secondary schools; education – colleges and universities; municipal; institutional; roofing; residential and overall excellence. MCA also honored two projects with an Honorable Mention Award.

“VMZINC is very proud to be recognized by the MCA in its 2013 Chairman’s Awards,” said Daniel Nicely, managing director at VMZINC® -US and Umicore Building Products, USA Inc. “We sought to make the Cirrus Logic headquarters building aesthetically pleasing as well as functional through the use of our products, and we humbled to see our efforts included among such a list of inspirational and incredible building projects nationwide.”

- The architects on the Cirrus Logic building project are Munoz + Albin Architecture and Planning, Inc., Ambrose, McEnany and House Architects and Lake/Flato.

- The contractor for this project is Harvey Cleary and the metal installer is Kovach, Inc.

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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 Metal Construction Association (MCA):
The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research and technology and education. Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development and technical programs. MCA’s market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities about the benefits of metal. For additional information, visit
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