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SAF announces the winners of its 1st annual photography contest

SAF’s 2002 Photography Contest

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Plaza, OKC, OK McLeod Hall at UVa, Charlottesville, VA Private Residence, Flagstaff, AZ
SAF Announces 3 Winners In Its Project Photo Contest
Southern Aluminum Finishing Company announces the winners of its first Aluminum Finishing Project Photo Contest. Request for entries were faxed to all SAF aluminum finishing customers when the contest was announced last year. First, second, and third place winners received $250, $100 and $50 respectively. Judging was based on several factors, including project importance, architectural appeal, and general interest.

“We received a remarkable number of snapshots almost immediately after we announced the contest”, reports SAF marketing manager and contest coordinator Penn McClatchey. “Choosing three winners was tough. Our customers are truly involved in some very interesting projects. And our contest brought some very deserved focus on the very best. We hope to hold the contest again in 2003!”


sSAF1stFirst Place: Tri-Tech Inc, Austell, GA
Submitted by: Mike Bivins
Project: Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Plaza, Oklahoma City, OK

Mike submitted photos of Tri-Tech’s duranodic dark bronze anodized handrails installed on the grounds of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building Plaza in Oklahoma City, OK. The Alfred Murrah Plaza, located adjacent to the Oklahoma City National Memorial, reopened in August of 1999 and provides a peaceful place for visitors and area workers to relax and reflect. A common finish for handrails, quality Duranodic anodizing is harder and denser than 2-step coatings, and feature superior abrasion resistance for high traffic applications.

sSAF2ndSecond Place: Glass & Metal Inc, Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Don Coffey
Project: McLeod Hall at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Don’s photos of McLeod Hall at the University of Virginia show clear anodized brake shapes installed at the bottom of the windows of the building. SAF formed the shapes and anodized them Clear Class II SAF 204. Clear anodizing inexpensively reflects the natural beauty and luster of aluminum and feature a long-lasting, and easily maintained finish that is perfect for institutional projects.

sSAF3rdThird Place: Jack & Andrea Cline, Flagstaff, AZ
Submitted by: Jack & Andrea Cline
Project: Private Residence, Flagstaff, AZ

The Clines sent photos of their beautiful Flagstaff home featuring aluminum gutters and cornice designed by SAF’s Perimeter Systems Division. The commercial grade aluminum was formed in SAF’s fabrication facility and then painted Ascot Z991011, a 2-coat mixable Kynar coating that beautifully complements the house architecture. SAF trim and edge systems are designed to complete the perimeter edge of commercial, institutional and residential buildings.