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Sterling Surfaces Press Release

  1. 1. For more information contact: Sterling Surfaces Grant Garcia Managing Director 978-422-3321 x 234 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Medical Applications Design Wins Multiple Awards at International Competition Sterling Surfaces garners honors for Best Countertop Design, Best Commercial/Institutional Design and second place for Best Non-Traditional Design at industry-wide trade show. Sterling, MA – Sterling Surfaces, the solid surface fabrication division of Sterling-based Kitchen Associates, came away with two top design and fabrication prizes and a second place finish at an international design competition for industry professionals. The projects, which utilized Corian solid surface in their construction, were part of a larger project of specialty fabrication for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY, and for work done with Hickory Business Furniture, a Furniture Brands business unit based in Hickory, NC. The Best Countertop Design was awarded for a series of 18 surgeons’ scrub sink installed in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Fabrication of the sinks required specialized skills in mold making, thermoforming of solid surface and CNC (computer numerically controlled) router technology. A First Place award was also received in the Best Commercial/ Institutional category for the 2005 Surface Fabrication Industry journal Annual Design Competition. The joint HBF /Sterling Surface design features Corian solid surface used in conference and work tables specifically for boardrooms and similar corporate work areas. In the Best Non- Traditional category, the HBF/ Barbara Barry/ Sterling Surface end table design featuring the organic egg shape took Second Place. "When you consider the international scope of these competitions, it is especially exciting to win these awards,” stated Jon Olson, Production Manager for Sterling Surfaces. “The timing makes these awards relevant because solid surface materials, like Corian, are quickly
  2. 2. becoming the surfacing product of choice to address infection control issues in medical facilities." The design contest was sponsored by Surface Fabrication magazine, the industry’s leading trade magazine catering to the solid surface and stone fabrication industry. Awards were presented at the Surface Fabrication & Design Expo in Las Vegas, March 16-18, 2006. Companies from all over the world submitted entries showcasing innovations in design and state-of-the-art fabrication techniques. About Sterling Surfaces: Sterling Surfaces is New England’s largest and most comprehensive solid surface fabrication company with a qualified staff of 30 and over 350 years cumulative experience. Their utilization of technology such as CAD/CAM/CNC systems, thermoforming, etc. enable them to execute a range of technically demanding projects requiring the mass production of Corian and other solid surface materials. Sterling Surfaces is most noted for their innovations in multidirectional thermoforming to produce the now iconic Grand Central Corian chair collection still in daily use in Grand Central Station.