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Feeney Partners with Material Bank for Fast and Sustainable Sample Shipping

A&D professionals can now get Feeney product samples delivered the next morning at no cost

OAKLAND, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2021 – Feeney Inc., a leading manufacturer of architectural products, has joined Material Bank, making the sampling of Feeney railing products even easier, faster and more environmentally-friendly than before.

The largest material resource library in the A&D industry, Material Bank provides architects and designers with a seamless way to explore and discover new brands and products. The platform streamlines searches for aesthetic and technical attributes – including finish, design, color and performance – across thousands of materials from more than 400 brands, and then allows designers to order samples for delivery by the next morning.

The partnership supports Feeney’s longstanding commitment to sustainability by combining multiple samples into one recyclable box – reducing inbound packages to design firms by 75 percent. Material Bank also offers a reclamation program that enables architects and designers to return samples for reuse at no cost.

“Like Feeney, Material Bank is a forward-thinking, eco-conscious company focused on the design community,” said Katrina Ralston, president, Feeney Inc. “We appreciate Material Bank’s simplified, sustainable sample ordering process. A&D professionals are able to get a wide array of Feeney products in their hands for a more timely and efficient specification process.”

An additional feature on the platform, Material Desk™, gives users the opportunity to develop color palettes, easily upload images to the palette to create a digital mood board, and then save and share files with clients or team members. This makes it easy for designers to visualize how Feeney’s railings contribute to the overall design of a space. Samples can be ordered directly from the mood board. 

Before adding a sample to their cart, design professionals are required to provide project information and accompanying details, including project name, type and phase. Sample orders are fulfilled via Material Bank’s 400,000-square-foot robotics-powered logistics facility located in Memphis, Tennessee. Proximity to the FedEx Express World Hub allows all orders placed by midnight EST to be delivered by 10:30 a.m. the next morning. 

“Joining Material Bank is a testament to Feeney’s ongoing commitment to innovation, sustainability and a seamless customer experience,” said Mark Oliver, managing director of Material Bank. “We are proud to have Feeney as a Material Bank partner and to support the brand’s strategy to more efficiently serve customers while reducing the environmental impact of sampling.”

Feeney product samples available through Material Bank include 18 ColorEasy™ powder-coated colors for Feeney’s DesignRail®, including three realistic Wood Grain Top Rail finishes. Architects and designers can also order samples of multiple DesignRail® infill types – including cable, laser-cut aluminum, resin, stainless steel mesh, and aluminum pickets.

A&D professionals can access Feeney on Material Bank here.

About Feeney

Feeney, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of quality, awe-inspiring architectural products since 1948. As the originator of cable railing infill in the US, Feeney is a leader in creating products that enhance where people live, work and play. Based in Oakland, California, family- owned Feeney produces CableRail stainless steel cable kits, Quick-Connect® auto-locking cable fittings, DesignRail® aluminum railing systems, stainless steel Architectural Rods, awning kits and the Trellis Collection of cable garden trellises.

About Material Bank

Material Bank is the world’s largest marketplace for design professionals and brands in the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to discover and sample materials. The revolutionary platform powers complex searches across hundreds of brands in seconds. Samples ordered by midnight (ET) are delivered in a single box by 10:30 AM the next day—always free for design professionals and always shipped carbon neutral. With a rapidly growing community of members, Material Bank is the easiest way for brands to connect with thousands of vetted design professionals in the specification process.

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