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02 April 2014

ROCKFON + Chicago Metallic = Complete ceiling solutions

Integrated team launches unified brand and a comprehensive product offering

Chicago (March 2014)—“ROCKFON® + Chicago Metallic® = Complete ceiling solutions” will be among the most memorable messages during the Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) annual convention and INTEX EXPO, March 30-April 3 in Las Vegas.

Chicago Metallic was acquired in Oct. 2013 by the ROCKWOOL Group, on behalf of ROCKFON, its ceiling solutions division. Founded in 1893, Chicago Metallic grew to become a global provider of architectural building products and services, including specialty metal panels and suspension systems. Prior to the acquisition, ROCKFON and Chicago Metallic previously had combined their expertise to collaborate on projects in Europe and the U.S.

ROCKFON stone wool ceilings were introduced to North American customers during the 2013 CISCA/INTEX EXPO. Drawing from more than 50 years of success in Europe, ROCKFON products are known for their aesthetics and ease of installation coupled with their key performance features of, among others, superior acoustic control, fire protection, humidity resistance and optimum light reflectance.

“ROCKFON and Chicago Metallic have aligned their knowledge, personnel and products to deliver a comprehensive solution for North America’s acoustic ceiling solutions and suspension systems, coupled with top-notch customer service,” said Jim Moynihan, ROCKFON’s vice president of North America. “Now fully integrated within ROCKFON, the Chicago Metallic name will live on as a brand name synonymous with high-quality ceiling suspension systems.”

Throughout the convention and expo, ROCKFON will showcase its unified brand and supporting messages, such as: “Create and protect is what we do and it’s inspired by you.” “Our best-in-class ceiling systems combine outstanding performances with endless design possibilities.”

A Platinum Sponsor of CISCA, ROCKFON also sponsors the annual convention’s reception on Tues., April 1, 6:30 p.m., at the Mandalay Resort & Casino’s Beach Casino in Las Vegas. The company also supports the CISCA Construction Excellence Awards as sponsor of the People’s Choice Award, which will be presented during the President’s Reception and Dinner on Wed., April 2.

A dozen company representatives also will be participating in the CISCA convention’s sessions and committee meetings. Cory Nevins, ROCKFON’s director of marketing for North America, and Chris Marshall, director of architectural sales for North America, will be among the representatives available.

The integrated ROCKFON team will be exhibiting in booth #634 at the concurrent INTEX EXPO. The exposition is managed by the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) and co-sponsored by CISCA. On display will be ROCKFON’s complete line of stone wool and metal ceiling products, including its Chicago Metallic brand of ceiling suspension systems.


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