Make-A-Bridge® Displayed at ET ’08 Expo in Orlando

As Featured in Design News Magazine

 

May 18, 2008

MONTREAL, CANADA – The MAADI Group of Montreal Canada, displayed the hub component of its Make-A-Bridge® modular bridge system at ET EXPO Showcase, held May 13-15, 2008 at the Ninth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition, held at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 

 

The pedestrian bridge hub component assembly was featured in ET EXPO’s Extrusion Showcase, along with other professional and student design entries in the ET Foundation’s 2008 Design Competition, where the Make-A-Bridge® entry won the first place prize in the Structural category. 

 

The Make-A-Bridge® modular bridge system is highlighted in Design News Magazine.  The DN article, published online May 14, 2008 discusses the winning structural design; link here to view article:  http://www.designnews.com/article/46127-Bridges_Expand_for_Bikes_Pedestrians.php?text=Modular+Bridge+System.

 

The Extrusion Showcase is part of ET EXPO, held once every four years, featuring the most innovative design developments and practical applications in the global aluminum extrusion industry.  MAADI Group’s winning design was displayed in the company of such Showcase extrusion exhibits as: the Audi TT convertible sports car; the Segway x2 Golf; and Design Competition entries such as the sporty GO Trailer, and the Gorlov Helical Turbine that also won in their categories.

 

“We are delighted to be featured in the Extrusion Showcase at ET,” said MAADI Group president and CEO, Alex de la Chevrotiere, PE.  “It gives us a great opportunity to show the international aluminum extrusion industry one of our most exciting new sustainable infrastructure designs.” 

 

ET EXPO co-sponsor, The Aluminum Extruders Council, also added their “Aluminum is Green” designation to the Make-A-Bridge® winning entry, representative of aluminum’s inherently green properties in terms of aluminum’s economic savings, and as a renewable resource with eco-friendly attributes and applications.

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