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SPECIAL FEATURE


Read e rs’ Cho i ce Awa rds for 2012 MCN readers select the top products we featured in the last 12 months


The last year has seen a number of new product introductions as well as the revitalization of many existing products, and Metal Construction News readers were curious about all of them. There were some, though, that especially


caught their interest. The following 25 products generated the


most inquiries from our readers over the last year. The criteria for consideration included:


• The product must have appeared in an issue between May 2011 and April 2012.


• Only editorial mentions were considered. No leads from ads were included.


• If a product appeared more than once, only the mention with the highest number of leads was included. Please take look at the 25 selections for Metal Construction News’ Readers’ Choice Awards.


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UMICORE Building Products USA VMZINC Adeka roof shingles May 2011 Umicore Building Products USA’s VMZINC Adeka roof shingles provide longevity, low maintenance and style. The lightweight, preformed panel is quick and easy to install, and can improve thermal perfor- mance and cut energy usage. It can be used on both roofs and walls, and its rich textured effect, which can mimic asphalt asbestos shingles, makes it ideal for historic applications. www.vmzinc-us.com


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Ornametals Manufacturing Roof Ridge air vent system June 2011 Ornametals Manufacturing has introduced the Roof Ridge Air Vent system to the U.S. market. Manufactured by Groemo GmbH & Co. KG, the Ridge Vent system is an attractive fi t for any metal roofi ng solution that changes roof- venting installation on metal roofs by eliminating the need for wooden support frames. Instead of creating a wooden frame for a ridge vent, install- ers can now rivet a stainless-steel air vent base directly onto metal roof panels, and then rivet a protective cap to the base. www.ornametals.com www.groemo.com


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Firestone Specialty Products Co. LLC FlashGard SA Thru-Wall Flashing May 2011 Firestone Specialty Products Co. LLC’s self-adhered EPDM thru-wall fl ashing and fully cured, pre-formed EPDM corners can be used with metal wall panels. A self-adhered fl ashing membrane, FlashGard SA Thru-Wall Flashing is now available, along with three new accessories— inside corners, outside corners and end dams, in Firestone’s line of cavity wall construction products. In addition to the inherent durability of EPDM, Firestone’s FlashGard SA and pre-formed corners provide outstanding expansion and contraction characteristics, as well as excellent resistance to punctures, tears, corrosion, abrasion and wear. www.fi restonesp.com


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