Ornametals Features VM ZINC Rainwater Goods

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Ornametals Manufacturing, LLC (“Ornametals”) is featuring VM Zinc rainwater goods in its 2011 EuroGutterUSA product offering. In collaboration since 2008, Ornametals and Umicore Building Products (“Umicore”), a world leader in the production of zinc, are also teaming up to promote ornaments and other decorative roofing accessories to the historic preservation and renovation markets.

Ornametals manufactures a complete rainwater system including half-round gutter, seamless-weld downspouts, and all accessories in natural VMZINC®, QUARTZ-ZINC® and ANTHRA-ZINC®. Natural VMZinc – pictured above – is the original zinc; shiny and smooth when it comes out of the mill. Natural VMZinc weathers over years to form a beautifully textured grey patina. QUARTZ-ZINC provides a pre-weathered grey that mimics the matte patina that zinc naturally develops over time, while ANTHRA-ZINC is a rich, charcoal black.

“VM Zinc rainwater goods are a popular choice for those who prefer grey-to-charcoal shades to match the rest of the building,” notes Guenther Huber, President of Ornametals. “We’re finding that more and more people prefer the look of VM Zinc, especially given its high-quality and durability.”

Ornametals is teaming up with distributors around the country to promote the economical and maintenance-free VM Zinc rainwater goods and accessories. “With the installation of our state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, Ornametals can offer the highest quality VM Zinc gutters and downspouts, manufactured right here in the U.S,” says Mr. Huber.

“Umicore’s presence in the market is significantly enhanced by the Ornametals’ rainwater product line,” says Norbert Schneider, President of Umicore Building Products USA. “With Ornametals products, Umicore is well-positioned to offer complete, high-quality VM Zinc roofing systems to its customers.”

Contractors and professional and residential owners will benefit the most by the affiliation between Ornametals and Umicore. They have a “one-stop” solution for complete roofing systems in VM Zinc. VM Zinc offers an attractive alternative to other roofing materials due to its long-life, sustainability, and low life cycle and maintenance costs.

Both companies will exhibit at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition from May 12 to May 14, 2011, at the Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The AIA, which is the leading membership association for licensed architects, brings together architecture, building, and design industry professionals at its annual event, which this year features more than 800 exhibitors of new products, technologies and services.

For more information, contact Ornametals at info@ornametals.com or visit http://www.ornametals.com for a complete list of VM Zinc rainwater goods manufactured in the U.S.

About Ornametals

Ornametals is a U.S. manufacturer of VM Zinc and copper rainwater goods. Offering a full-line of gutters, downspouts, and accessories, Ornametals is a “one-stop-shop” for roof drainage supplies. With its installation of two top-of-the-line rollforming lines in its 27,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Cullman, Alabama, Ornametals is the only U.S. manufacturer of a complete system of European-style rainwater goods. For more information visit http://www.ornametals.com.

About Umicore

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Umicore Building Products is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of zinc building materials for roofs and walls. Umicore is a world leader in the production of zinc and nonferrous metals. Umicore serves a global customer base and employs 14,000 people on seven continents. For more information please visit http://www.vmzinc-us.com.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Travillian                
Ornametals Manufacturing, LLC                            
(256) 255-0190

Daniel Nicely
Umicore Building Products
(919) 874-1858                

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