Since it was first introduced in the United States, the Lightline® product has inspired an incredibly enthusiastic response from the design and construction communities, and this award is a gratifying acknowledgment that we're on the right track.
Oakland, CA (Vocus) April 23, 2009
The winners of the 2009 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) have been announced, and Lightline® door canopy products from Feeney, Inc. have been selected for the top level Platinum award. ADEX, sponsored by the international trade publication Design Journal, is the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. Every year a judging panel of professionals representing a cross section of the design industry selects the best product designs from a field of over 1,200 entries submitted by over 400 companies.
"We were thrilled to hear that the Lightline® canopies had won a Platinum ADEX 2009 award, especially given the depth of the product entries," said Del Leutbecher, Director of Business Development at Feeney, Inc. "Since it was first introduced in the United States, the Lightline® product has inspired an incredibly enthusiastic response from the design and construction communities, and this award is a gratifying acknowledgment that we're on the right track."
Lightline® canopy products are manufactured by Polymer Kunststoffe GmbH of Germany and distributed in the United States by Feeney Inc., Oakland, CA. These products have been widely used in Europe to shield people from the elements when they leave their homes or businesses. The manufacturer has taken an old concept of over-door canopies and awnings and created new, modern designs using innovative materials: stainless steel support arms, integrated aluminum gutters and UV resistant acrylic visor panels in a variety of finishes.
"Lightline® canopy products require no custom design or one-off fabrication," said Del Leutbecher. "Each canopy comes in an easy-to-assemble kit with all the hardware necessary to assemble and install; plus, a patented Click-Lock pane attachment feature makes installation a breeze without drilling holes through the acrylic visor panes. Simply insert the panes into the frame, lower the support arms, and snap the Click-Lock ends together. These canopies offer eye-catching designs that are easy to use, durable, low maintenance and sized to fit almost any standard doorway."
Lightline® canopies are available in a variety of styles. The Gable Canopy looks best on a pitched roof configuration; the rounded Arch Canopy works well with both modern and traditional designs; and the simple, versatile Curve Canopy complements virtually any doorway.
Kits also come in several standard widths ranging from 5 feet to 9 feet, and the Curve style even has an extended, multi-panel model that allows for continuous widths, a useful design for commercial storefronts.
For additional information on the ADEX award or Lightline® canopies, please contact Andrew Penny or visit http://www.designjournalmag.com or http://www.lightlinecanopies.com . Detail drawings and 3-part specifications for the Lightline® products are available for downloading from the website. Members of the media can get the latest news from Feeney at http://www.feeneyarchitectural.com/media .
About Feeney, Inc.:
Feeney, Inc., based in Oakland, California, is a leading manufacturer of high quality stainless steel and aluminum products, marketed under their Feeney Architectural Products line. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2008.
Andrew Penny, VP-Marketing
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