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Medical Applications Design Wins Multiple Awards at
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)
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
"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
becoming the surfacing product of choice to address infection control issues in medical
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.