Winners Reach 'Pinnacle' at POLYCON 2000
Phoenix, AZ The International Cast Polymer Association and Reichold Inc. announced the winners of its prestigious Pinnacle Awards at the ICPA annual trade show and convention, POLYCON 2000, held here in March.
The Pinnacle Awards are given annually to recognize creativity, innovation and quality in the cast polymer industry, according to the McLean, VA-based trade association and Reichold Inc.
A panel of judges, including Kitchen & Bath Design News' East Coast regional sales manager Joanne Naylor, Ed Pell from ESP Ventures and representatives from Reichold, selected winners in three categories: Most Innovative Vanity, Most Innovative Application and Best Installation. According to ICPA, the Most Innovative Vanity award recognizes "creativity in the vanity top arena, and [the] showcasing [of] swirls, veining, graphic embedding, bowl styles and backsplashes." The Most
Innovative Application award recognizes "the most original application of cultured marble, granite, onyx or solid surface product," while the Best Installation Award recognizes "quality installation [and] creative use of color, design , pattern and real-world application."
Mike Franklin of American Bluegrass Marble Co. received the Pinnacle Award for Most Innovative Vanity for his custom inlay vanity made of solid surface.
Bradley Corp. of Menomonee Falls, WI received the Pinnacle Award for Most Innovative Application for the company's Express Image Lavatory System.
Jerry Lippert of the Mandeville, LA-based Marble Quarry, Inc. received the Pinnacle Award for Best Installation. His winning project, known as "Paragon Solid Surfaces," fused a Periwinkle Special Blend hue with a white finish and bull nose edge treatment.
Next year's trade show and convention and award ceremony will be held in February in Atlanta, ICPA noted.