MUKWONAGO, WI—NOVEMBER 18, 2013—Banker Wire has received a Product Innovation Award from ArchitecturalProducts magazine. A panel of architects and product specifiers selected Banker Wire’s Circle Mesh as a winning product from almost 400 entries in the annual contest.
With Circle Mesh, Banker Wire became the first manufacturer to mass-produce woven metal fabric with circular patterns. Circle Mesh applies the durability, versatility and aesthetic appeal of architectural mesh to new circular weaves, far surpassing circle patterns created by perforated metal. Additionally, the weaving process of architectural mesh, including Circle Mesh, produces very little scrap, compared to the process of perforating metal.
“We are honored that the architectural industry has recognized this innovative product with an award,” says Harrison Horan, Vice President of Marketing at Banker Wire. “Circle Mesh reflects Banker Wire’s commitment to pioneering new forms of architectural mesh.”
The Product Innovation Awards program honors the development and refinement of buildings-related products. Based on technical information, a panel of 50 independent industry professionals chose products, including Circle Mesh, that embody ingenuity in the built environment.
“Building on the success of last year’s inaugural program, our second edition of the awards proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability,” says Jim Crockett, Editorial Director of Architectural Products magazine.
Circle Mesh, introduced in January 2013, will be recognized as an awards winner in the November issue of Architectural Products magazine.
About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. For more information visit https://www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.