History Brand Awards Press Room Partnerships GINGER Honored by “Best of Year” Award 12/12/2011 Innovative Product Recognized by Interior Design Magazine Santa Ana, CA –December 2011 – On December 1st over 900 members of the architecture and design community gathered at the IAC Building in NYC to celebrate the best projects and products of 2011. The evening’s highlight was the “Best of Year” Awards sponsored by Interior Design Magazine. GINGER, a premium decorative plumbing brand manufactured by Brasstech, Inc., was one of four honorees in the Bath/Accessories and Hardware category for its Cinu Toilet Tissue Holder with Glass Shelf. One winner and up to four honorees were selected in each of the product categories that range from building products to lighting, flooring, furniture and several others. Best of Year Product Design honorees were selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote, and category winners were determined by a jury of leading architects and designers. According to Interior Design Magazine officials, the InteriorDesign.net voting site received more than 135,000 page views and generated more than 55,000 votes. GINGER’s Cinu Toilet Tissue Holder with Glass Shelf is an innovative new product that provides incredible convenience in the bathroom. From keys to cell phone – the shelf is perfect place to set small items for safekeeping. The contemporary styling gives it a sleek and sophisticated appearance. Jonathan Wood, VP of Sales and Marketing for Brasstech commented, “This recognition is a testament to GINGER’S ongoing focus on superior design and innovation. The Cinu Toilet Tissue Holder with Glass Shelf not only looks great but is a useful addition to a bathroom design.” GINGER’s Cinu Collection includes the Cinu Double Post Pivoting Toilet Tissue Holder (with a fluid motion for easy replacement of tissue rolls) as well as robe hooks, towel rings, shelves, lights, and a unique new mirror design that coordinates perfectly with entire accessory collection. All of the quality products from GINGER are constructed from solid brass and tempered glass to increase the strength and durability of the product. They are available in polished chrome, satin nickel, and polished nickel finishes. About GINGER and Brasstech Nationally known interior designers and architectural specialists turn to GINGER for its impeccable design details. GINGER handcrafts their products and employs strict testing and quality assurance measures to ensure product excellence. GINGER is available in fine showrooms in major cities throughout the US. Brasstech, Inc. is a business unit of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) headquartered in Taylor, Michigan. Masco Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, as well as a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products. For additional information regarding exciting new products, consumers can visit www.GINGERco.com or call 949.417.5207 Media Contacts: Kristen Cooper, Kristen Cooper Public Relations (310) 717-0521 firstname.lastname@example.org Amber Ashley, Brasstech Marketing Communications (949) 417-5207 email@example.com In Canada please contact Anita Griffin, at 905.712.3030 ext. 289 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.NewportBrass.com, www.GingerCo.com, and www.Motiv.com for more product information.