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Contact: Kim Hoag
Merchants Metals, Inc,
Phone: (281) 372-3800

February 2009

Merchants Metals adds new TangoRail® Twist-lock Rings to the TangoRail® Self Adjusting Ornamental Steel product line.

HOUSTON, TX – Merchants Metals is pleased to announce that the production of the highly anticipated TangoRail® Twist-lock Ring is now complete and the rings are available for distribution nationwide.

Designed specifically for use with the Merchants Metals TangoRail® Self Adjusting Ornamental Steel Fence System, the Twist-lock Rings easily install with a simple twist of the wrist and provide a great way to enhance both the product and your bottom line.

The TangoRail® fence system and Twist-lock Rings are both designed with our unique and patented internal pin-lock system which produces panels and rings that are smooth and fastener-free from both sides of the fence. All TangoRail® rails are pre-drilled to accept the rings after the panel is fully assembled and each panel will hold up to 18 rings per section.

TangoRail® Twist-lock Ring

“We unveiled the TangoRail® Twist-lock Rings at the recent FenceTech show in New Orleans and the response to both the design and the ease of installation were overwhelmingly positive.” stated John Kelley, ornamental steel product line manager at Merchants Metals. “We designed the rings to complement the clean lines of our TangoRail panel and to further utilize the patented double sided connection of the pin-lock system.”

TangoRail® is manufactured using pre-galvanized steel which creates an added layer of protective coating. The rails, pickets and posts are sent through our state-of-the-art powder coating line where the galvanized components are coated with a zinc rich primer and TGIC polyester top coat.

TangoRail® panels are assembled at the Merchants Metals manufacturing facility to minimize your installation time and ensure long-term structural integrity. The panels and posts are shipped on carefully packaged pallets for economical and damage-free transit.

The commercial grade system is made with ¾” x 16 ga. pickets and is designed and engineered for increased strength and durability. In addition to the rings, several styles of post caps, finials and mounting hardware are also available.

Merchants Metals is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fence systems in the nation and we have been providing quality products and service to architects, specifiers and fence contractors for over 50 years. Our complete line of fencing solutions includes galvanized and color coated chain link, ornamental steel, ornamental aluminum, wood, vinyl and temporary fence, pre-hung security gates, aluminum track gates and access control products.

Merchants Metals products are manufactured and distributed through 5 manufacturing plants and 38 service centers strategically located throughout North America. For additional information about the company and our products, or for a complete set of product drawings and specifications, please visit www.merchantsmetals.com.

Merchants Metals is a division of MMI Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of wire-based building products used in the North American infrastructure, commercial and residential construction sectors. MMI is a wholly-owned group of Oldcastle, the largest manufacturer of building products in North America.