McNICHOLS Launches New Online Virtual Designer Tool for Architectural Customers


TAMPA - JUNE 2, 2009 - In the world of interior design and architecture, seeing really is believing. The ability to demonstrate how certain products will appear within a setting is key to many design professionals, as well as their customers. Understanding this requirement lead McNichols Company, the nation's leading provider and fabricator of perforated and expanded metals, wire mesh and gratings, to develop its online, interactive design tool, "McNICHOLS® Virtual Designer."

This interactive tool allows customers to see how a variety of McNICHOLS® Designer Metals will appear in three different settings, including a stairway with infill panels, an office with custom furniture insets and wall dividers, as well as a parking garage with decorative security screens. With the click of a mouse, the settings immediately display how product selections will influence lighting, functionality, aesthetics, and more.

The tool, which is available on McNICHOLS website at www.mcnichols.com, features additional benefits important to the design professional like printable product specification sheets, printable images, and the ability to save, print and email the selected designs. Once a selection is made, customers can also request a quote.

"We understand how important visualization is to the design community," says Steve Wilcher, Architectural Marketing Manager for McNICHOLS. "This new interactive tool provides our customers with instant access to a variety of design options and how those options will influence the space they are creating."

This tool is also backed by trained Architectural Design Consultants who understand the specific needs and requirements of design and architectural projects. Those consultants can be reached at 1-866-754-5144 or designermetals@mcnichols.com.

Click here to use the Virtual Designer tool, www.mcnichols.com/arch/virtual-designer/designer.html

McNichols Co., founded in 1952, is the North America's leading provider and fabricator of perforated and expanded metal, wire cloth and all types of grating and flooring to customers worldwide. Driven by a strong family legacy and catalog and Internet marketing, the company serves numerous industries from 23 locations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, including 17 service centers and 6 field offices. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, McNichols Company actively maintains the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard for each of its domestic service centers. For more information on McNichols Co., visit www.mcnichols.com.

For Further Information Contact:

Steve Wilcher, Architectural Marketing Manager

Phone: (813) 282-3828, ext. 2242

Email: steve.wilcher@mcnichols.com

Kristen Powers, Communications Specialist

Phone (813) 282-3828, ext. 2128

Email: kristen.powers@mcnichols.com

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