|Matthews' Dinosaur Returns Home to West Liberty Avenue Site |
For Immediate Release Contact:
January 11, 2005 Corinne Laboon
800-628-8439 ext. 5630
Matthews’ Dinosaur Returns Home to West Liberty Avenue Site
The Dinosaur Age has returned to West Liberty Avenue in Brookline! “Bronzasaurus,” the 10-foot dinosaur that Matthews International Corporation designed and sponsored during the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s DinoMite Days in 2003, is back home in front of Matthews’ Bronze Division at 1315 West Liberty Avenue.
In 2004, the fiberglass reptile, which features creative coloring that represents the progression of bronze from the molten metal stage through the formation of a Verdi Gris patina, began a journey logging more than 2,400 miles visiting the Bronze Division’s North American manufacturing facilities on the East Coast. “Bronzasaurus” traveled to Matthews’ Kingwood, West Virginia manufacturing facility where the figure sat prominently for several months. It then moved to the Bronze Division’s Searcy, Arkansas facility. Most recently, the dinosaur was displayed in front of Matthews’ Seneca Falls, New York facility.
“Matthews is delighted to have our dinosaur back in Pittsburgh,” said Corinne Laboon, the Bronze Division’s manager of public relations who coordinated the design of ‘Bronzasaurus.’ “With the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaurs in Their World exhibit under construction, the return of this dinosaur in front of our West Liberty Avenue manufacturing facility represents Matthews’ commitment to the arts in our community.”
In addition to showing the aging of bronze, the design of Matthews’ dinosaur includes actual items representing the company’s business segments which are worldwide leaders in the memorialization, architectural identification, packaging design, marking products and brand solutions industries.