WOLF HOME PRODUCTS INTRODUCES WOLF DISTINCTION RAILING 

N E W S   R E L E A S E,

DATE: April 11, 2018

CONTACT: Jim Groff, 717.852.4842, jcgroff@wolfhomeproducts.com

WOLF HOME PRODUCTS INTRODUCES WOLF DISTINCTION RAILING 

Versatile new product combines the look of natural wood, innovative bracketing technology

 

(YORK, Pa.) — Wolf Home Products today announced the release of Wolf Distinction™ Railing. This new line of deck railing is made in the U.S., and combines the perennial look of real painted wood with durable, low maintenance materials. Wolf Home Products is a leading provider of building products along the East Coast and one of the largest suppliers of kitchen cabinets in the U.S.

Wolf Distinction Railing features Wolf’s unique Optibracket™ Technology, which utilizes a single bracket that can be used in four configurations — 22.5°, 45°, flat and stair — making installation simple and seamless. Once installed, the bracket is hidden from view, giving the entire railing system a flawless finish. Wolf Distinction Railing also pairs seamlessly with Wolf Outdoor Lighting.

Other features of Wolf Distinction Railing include:

  • Aluminum-reinforced top and bottom rails
  • Fast and easy, all-in-one installation kits
  • Flat rail top for beverages
  • Available in white
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

By adding Wolf Distinction Railing, Wolf has further expanded the range of selection and accents that independent dealers can offer their customers. The company also offers Wolf-branded decking, railing, cabinets and trim — all successful product lines available exclusively through 3,000+ independent dealers.

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Wolf Home Products supplies kitchen and bath, outdoor living and building products using its innovative business model. With more than 175 years of experience and a vast inventory of high-quality products, Wolf strives to accurately deliver orders in a fraction of the time to ensure unparalleled satisfaction and value. For more information, visit wolfhomeproducts.com

May Member Spotlight Winner – Andy Penny

Member Name: Andy Penny

Company Name:  Feeney, Inc.

Position: VP Marketing & Advertising

Member Category: Manufacturer

Location: Oakland, CA

 

When did you first get involved with this industry? It’s been about 30 years…ouch!

What inspired you to join NADRA? Our company had been working with contractors, carpenters and deck builders for years providing our CableRail products, so when NADRA approached us we thought it’d be a great way to support the industry and keep informed. We were one of the charter members of NADRA.

What was the first thing you ever built? I built this really cool coaster with a 2×4 frame, rope steering, and thin ball-bearing wheels held on to 1/2″ rod axles with cotter pins. Completely dangerous but totally fun. I’ve never built a deck, but I’d like to.

We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business: Feeney’s been around since 1948. They started as a small, family owned wire, rope, and rigging supply company serving the San Francisco Bay Area maritime and industrial communities. In the late 1980’s I joined the team to manage the marketing of a new line of stainless steel cable assemblies that was soon to become our CableRail product. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, and while we still do some industrial rigging, our main business is architectural products. We obviously still have CableRail going strong, but we also have our DesignRail aluminum railings, stainless steel structural & decorative rods, as well as a line of rod & cable garden trellises. We distribute throughout the USA and beyond and have worked on thousands of deck and railing projects spanning commercial, institutional, and residential applications. I still head up the marketing and advertising, and it continues to be busy, crazy, fun (and sometimes not-so-fun) and rewarding.

How do you define success? Personally, I’d say happiness is my primary measure of success. Professionally, building a profitable company/business while treating people (employees, customers, vendors) honestly and respectfully.

What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career? A lot of people don’t know what they’re talking about but pretend otherwise, so as my wise old Nicaraguan media director boss used to tell me, “follow your gut, man; follow your gut.”

Why do you support NADRA’s Deck Safety Initiative? Given the nature of our deck and railing products, Feeney, Inc. has always been committed to deck safety, and we’re proud to partner with NADRA during May’s Deck Safety Month.  Deck safety hits close to home with our Feeney family, especially when the safety of a deck and railing can depend on how we develop and explain our products.  We strive to ensure that all of our products, when installed properly, exceed code safety standards, and we proudly support an organization like NADRA that shares our standards and values.  This month we’re supporting the cause with social media promotions as well, utilizing our Facebook and Twitter feeds to share information about NADRA and our industry’s Deck Safety Month efforts.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? Good question. You, know, it’d have to be something outdoors. I could see being a carpenter or contractor, and then I could also see being a river raft or backpacker guide somewhere. Hmmm… now you got me thinking.

A little more about Andy:  Born and raised in Oakland and still not a Raiders fan. No pets, married with one 14 year old daughter who is the love of my life even though she drives me crazy sometimes. I enjoy biking, both road and mountain, skiing, golfing, kayaking, building/repairing stuff around the house, BBQing, and drinking beer.

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Elegant Railing System by AGS Stainless

Elegant Railing System Seamlessly Connects Indoor/Outdoor Living at Award-Winning Island Retreat

The Railing Choice.

Choosing an AGS Stainless steel railing system added a luxurious, clean finish to the patio area. This nearly invisible railing system allows the surrounding natural beauty to be highlighted without distraction providing deck dwellers an ideal spot to enjoy the oceanfront views.

“The home has a very beautiful yet delicate overall feel to it,” explains Gavin Engler, AIA, Associate with the award-winning office of Carol A. Wilson Architect. “Very thin structural columns of the glazed façade help define its overall lightness, further accentuated by the fine material choices and minimalistic detailing throughout…including the railing system.” While the design team had never utilized an AGS Stainless railing system before this project, their initial apprehension quickly turned to delight as the Rainier® cable railing, featuring a flat stainless steel top rail, started coming together within the porch area.

“The railing was a very important design element so the screened-in porch felt as if it was an extension of the home’s gentle aesthetic,” adds Engler. Also it was essential to the homeowners and designers to optimize the views as seen while actually seated in the patio area. The thin cabling infill was the key. Engler stated, “It’s remarkable how they elegantly accented the thin vertical structural columns – then slyly fade into transparency when focus goes towards the breathtaking views.” Additionally, the sleek post profile blended in front of the porch-screen partitions perfectly. Sometimes considered a secondary design element, this project nicely exemplifies how railing systems should be anything but an afterthought as they quietly yet beautifully accent major design elements and bring spaces together into a overall cohesive look.

AGS Stainless, a highly respected company within the industry offers the Rainier® as one of its various stainless steel railing systems. These systems can be accompanied with wide array of options including: top hand railing and mounting post, powder coating and tempered glass infill – for a fully-customized railing system at an affordable cost.

With AGS Stainless, the overall design process is straightforward and simple: sketches and approximate dimensions are submitted; CAD drawings and all details of the railing system are created by a member of the AGS design team. Then an AGS railing expert works directly with the homeowner/contractor to make certain every detail is just right and to ensure prompt delivery with attentive service.

The Location. 

Located in Casco Bay, off the coast of Maine, is the relaxing Chebeague Island. On the southeast shore, the Mill’s family established their tranquil island retreat. The 2,600 square foot home set on two acres features a collection of main-floor living spaces that include an accommodating kitchen, dining, and master bedroom, all with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing a 180-degree view of natural seascape. Extending the overall living space is an inviting screened patio with impressive views of nearby Portland. This outdoor living area is well-appointed with a gas fireplace, ipe decking, and stainless steel railing system from AGS Stainless – elegant finishes which, differentiate this home as the recipient of the 2014 AIA-Maine Design Honor Award.

The Result. 

Both the homeowners and the design community were thrilled with the home’s appearance resulting in the coveted 2014 AIA-Maine Design Honor Award. As noted from the AIA-Maine award jury: “The project is very delicate and beautiful. It shows great control in the detailing without resorting to ornament, excess in materials, or overdesign…it is a pleasure to see.”

“Every AGS Stainless customer essentially has their own outsourced railing factory, complete with world-class welders and state-of-the-art fabrication machines ready to create a beautiful railing system specific for their project,” explains Kevin T. Harris, Director of Sales & Marketing at AGS Stainless. “Each railing system is prefabricated at our factory located in the Pacific Northwest ensuring that every individual nut, bolt and handrail fitting is just right! This allows the homeowner the opportunity to include the luxurious look of custom stainless steel railings at an overall expense lower than traditional custom-fabricated railing systems.”

Project Name: Mills Residence

Location: Chebeague Island, Maine

Recognition: 2014 Design Awards Winner, AIA Maine

Architect: Carol A. Wilson Architect

Design Team: Carol A. Wilson & Gavin L. Engler

Builder: Fine Lines Construction, Inc.

Photography: Mark Marchesi Photography

Railing Products: AGS Stainless, Inc. ( Toll-Free 888-842-9492)

 

About AGS Stainless

AGS Stainless manufactures stainless steel railing systems which are in demand all over the world. Their unique (and proprietary) way of manipulating dimensions provided by the customer allows them to fabricate custom railing configurations that rival anything built on-site. Cut with the precision of a computer-controlled laser and welded and polished by hand, each railing component reflects craftsmanship at its finest. The railing design options are as extensive as the production standards are high: round, flat and elliptical top rail; standard (36″, 42″) or custom post heights; cable, glass, bar or mesh panel infill with a myriad of end-fitting combinations; top or side mount post mounting methods, and more. For more information, visit: www.AGSstainless.com or call 888-842-9492.

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