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Arriscraft: Manufacturer Wins 2 Architizer A+ Awards Special Mentions



Cambridge, Ontario — April 15, 2016 — Arriscraft, manufacturer of naturally made products that emulate quarried stone, has won two Architizer A+ Awards Special Mentions for its Renaissance Masonry Units (see photo) and ARRIS.tile Thin-Clad Stone Veneer products.

Arriscraft is the stone products group of General Shale, the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG and a leading manufacturer of brick, one of the world’s oldest green building materials.

Arriscraft won a Special Mention award for each of the products that were entered, capturing two of three possible awards in the Stone, Concrete and Masonry product category. The Special Mention distinction is awarded to product exhibits that scored in the top 15 percent of all entrants. 

The Architizer A+ Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting the year’s best architecture and products. Architizer is the largest online database of architecture. The website is free to visit and allows users to search the work of over 40,000 architecture firms and also features manufacturer profiles and product information.

The full winner’s list can be seen here.

Arriscraft manufactures a vast range of premium stone for commercial and residential projects, including full-bed Renaissance Masonry Units and Building Stone, Thin-Clad adhered and clipped veneers, Adair Limestone, and cast accessories. Designers can select from a comprehensive line of styles — from old-world to contemporary — in natural colors, with custom applications available.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, 62 miles west of Toronto, Arriscraft is the stone products group of General Shale, North America’s largest brick, stone, and concrete block manufacturer, supplying a wide variety of masonry materials for residential, commercial, and specialty architectural projects. For more information, visit



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