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Architects, company net honors at statewide convention

Architects from around Wisconsin got to exercise their creativity at the 76th annual AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo on May 16-17 in Madison. Three designers, and County Materials, came away winners.

The American Institute of Architects show’s theme, “Palimpsest: Reclaim. Recycle. Renew.”, inspired a contest at County Materials’ booth. Of more than 150 booths, County Materials won a blue ribbon as the top display for the third straight year. Dozens of architects participated, and each was asked to form as many new words as possible, in 2 minutes, from the word “Palimpsest,” which is a parchment that has been erased in preparation for new writing.

Joe Sokal, of the Department of Administration/Division of State Facilities in Madison, took the top prize by forming 20 new words. Jennifer Cihasky of Becher Hoppe Associates Inc. of Wausau was second, and Matt Hildebrandt of Potter Lawson Inc. in Madison took third.

“County Materials’ personnel is always fabulous,” judges stated. “They always have uncluttered space, and their use of elements created interactive communication between booth personnel and folks who were visiting.”

County Materials operates 30 locations serving the Midwest. The family-owned, American manufacturing company is an industry leader and a diversified supplier of construction and landscaping products for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal project applications.
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