Construction Specialties Earns Top Honor for Innovative Product Line

Monday, December 12, 2016

Muncy, PA, December 8, 2016 – Construction Specialties, Inc. (CS), a leading manufacturer of specialty building products, received a Nightingale Award at the 2016 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference for its Acrovyn® Wall Panels. The Nightingale Awards were presented by Contract and Healthcare Design magazines in partnership with the Center for Health Design. Acrovyn Wall Panels earned the Gold award in the Clinical Architectural Products category.

The award was initiated in 1990 and named after Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing. It recognizes an outstanding product’s contribution to creating a healing environment. The judging process requires a 12-member panel of seasoned healthcare design professionals and healthcare facility managers to choose the winning selections based on each product’s contribution to a healing environment, including its functionality, quality, durability, aesthetic, style, and innovation. Jurors visit the exhibitors’ booths before the show floor opens at the Healthcare Design Expo and Conference to evaluate the entries, examine the products and ask the manufacturers questions.

“The Nightingale Award demonstrates the clear value of Acrovyn Wall Panels in environments dedicated to healing,” said Amy DeVore, Business Development Manager for the CS’ Interior Wall Protection Division. “This updated product line has given architects, designers and facility owners the opportunity to reset their wall panel standards with an extensive range of design options that can be installed with the Sure Snap™ System in half the time than was previously required. The award-winning line has significantly expanded aesthetic options and increased value for healthcare environments,” said DeVore.

About Acrovyn Wall Panels
Acrovyn Wall Panels are 3/8” substrates laminated with PVC-free rigid sheet, which can be specified in standard sizes and a variety of thicknesses, from three-quarters of an inch to two inches. Any design, whether classic or daring, can be accomplished with 68 Acrovyn solid colors, 24 Chameleon™ simulated patterns and Acrovyn by Design® high-resolution imagery.

With Acrovyn by Design, customers can incorporate photography, branding and more across a series of panels. All finish types provide the same protection and durability that the industry expects from CS’ award-winning Acrovyn Wall Protection. Embedded with a moisture-resistant barrier, the wall panels are UL® (Underwriters Laboratories) Classified B/2.

About Construction Specialties
Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties Inc. (CS) is a family-owned building products company. CS provides solutions to complex problems that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in interior wall protection, impact-resistant doors and frames, entrance flooring, expansion joint covers, architectural louvers and grilles, sun controls, specialty venting, cubicle curtains and tracks. CS draws upon extensive expertise to design custom, high-quality products—many of which are a part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. CS products can be found on some of the world’s most significant architecture: One World Trade Center in New York City, The Shard in London and Burj Khalifa in Dubai. For more information about CS products and solutions, please visit:

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