Metal panels spruce up manufacturing plant

December 01, 2007 |

More than 36,000 sf of Metl-Span CF Architectural wall panels were installed in a horizontal configuration to provide a modern look for Takao America Corp.'s new manufacturing facility in Canton, Mich. The panels were finished in two custom colors, Ascot White and Silversmith, and were highlighted with contrasting painted accent striping running the length of the building.

Farmington Hills, Mich.-based SDI Exterior Systems installed the panels. According to SDI president Bill Arnold, “We had an extremely discerning customer and the job had to be done to the utmost of our abilities within a very aggressive schedule. Many of the straight panels were 28 feet long with very tight tolerances. But the greatest challenges involved on-site fabrication of the custom panels used on the entrance canopy and vertical band accents.”

Architectural design was provided by Ghafari Associates, Dearborn, Mich., with Atlanta-based Shimizu America as the general contractor.


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