Volume 40,   Issue 4                             April  2005


Arch Aluminum Names Solutia Supplier of the Year

Employees and suppliers of Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc., of Tamarac, Fla., are recognized every year with the company’s “Sydney” awards, named after the father of the company’s founder, Robert Silverstein. The 2004 award for Supplier of the Year was presented to Solutia during Arch’s national sales meeting.

“Solutia truly does business the right way, and we appreciate their efforts immensely,” said Arch vice president of marketing, Max Perilstein.

The awards, which are given in 19 different categories, also honored Arch Orlando as Branch of the Year and Terry Britt of Indianapolis as Branch Manager of the year.

Web Watch

Mapes Specialty Architectural Products Launches New Website
Mapes Industries has developed a new website designed to assist architects and designers in the use and specification of its products. The website is divided into different product lines, which include laminated infill panels for use in most glazing or window replacement projects and aluminum canopies and walkway covers.

According to company information, the website allows the user to select the design components for a particular job and generate a unique set of specifications for the project.

The Mapes panel Spec-Builder interactively builds the product specifications into an electronic format. Specialty panel types are pre-programmed into the Spec-Builder to ensure the panel spec meets the desired code requirements and canopy solutions can be reviewed at the job level with corresponding detailed drawings for application to commercial buildings.

Tecton Products Announces New Website
Tecton Products LLC of Fargo, N.D., a manufacturer of thin-wall complex pultrusions, has announced the launch of a new website.

The site illustrates technological advances in pultruded products, and also offers a material guide section that contrasts the thermoset composites of pultruded products compared to aluminum, vinyl, steel and wood.

Donaldson Resources Launches Revamped Marcy Adhesives Website
Donaldson Resources, a website design firm in Hudson, Ohio, has announced the recent launch of Marcy Adhesives’ redesigned website.

The website now features a new product line of adhesive tapes designed specifically for use by fabricating and flat glass factories. Marcy Adhesives also makes orange moulding retention tapes, tip tapes and other products for the glass and automotive industries.

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