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Ventco Expands Facility To Accommodate Direct Sales

Ventco announced a plant expansion to accommodate its growing list of customers ordering its ventilation products including the company’s signature product, ProfileVent. In 2017, Ventco started selling direct to customers. The 6,000-square-foot expansion allows for the setup of next-day shipping and brings the facility to 79,000 square feet under roof. “Because...

Curved Metal Canopies Boost Safety, Appeal Of Commuter Train Station

The platform canopies are clad with approximately 11,000 square feet of PAC-CLAD Tite-Loc Panels from Petersen. Construction of the new Metra Union Pacific/West commuter railroad station in Lombard, Illinois, marks a major improvement for riders as well as the residents of the Village of Lombard. Prior to building the sparkling new...

Unique Use Of Space

This residential recreation barn is user friendly and has multiple uses. The Unruh recreation barn is used by the Unruh family as a place to entertain guests. The building was designed to be very user friendly, and allows its owners to use it in a multitude of different setups. Whether that...

McElroy Metal Adds Solar Panels To California Manufacturing Plant

Because you can never save too much, McElroy Metal has added solar panels to a second manufacturing facility that will more than offset the plant’s electrical usage and show a return on investment in approximately three years. Almost five years ago, McElroy re-roofed its manufacturing facility in Peachtree City, Georgia, and...

RHEINZINK Panels Clad Boathouse Project On Chicago River

The new Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood creates the opportunity for greater community recreation and environmental stewardship of the Chicago River. Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the 19,000-square-foot facility is the last of four new boathouses and river launches created by the Chicago Park District to reclaim...

School’s Bold-Red Metal Wall Welcomes Texas Students

A random pattern of bold, red metal wall panels creates a stand-out look for the new Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary School in Lytton Springs, Texas. Named for a long-time educator in the Lockhart Independent School District, the school serves 500 pre-K through 5th grade students. A focal point of architectural design...

Milwaukee Tool Announces Planned Expansion Of Brookfield, WI, Headquarters, Creating Over 350 New Jobs

With a planned total investment of $32MM, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another major expansion at their global new product development center in Brookfield, Wisconsin. A 114,500-square-foot, multi-story building would be built on an existing 3.5 acre lot owned by Milwaukee Tool, bringing their global headquarter space from 190,000 square feet, originally,...

ATAS Now Offers Online Continuing Education Courses

ATAS International, Inc. now offers three continuing education courses online. All three are approved for health, safety, and welfare learning units by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES). The three online courses are: Demystifying Rainscreen Systems Using Metal Wall Panels Designing for the Effects of Wind on...

Greg Knight Acquires Komppa Machinery Group Inc.

Business to be Renamed Knight Manufacturing. Milwaukee-based business owner Greg Knight has acquired Komppa Machinery Group Inc. (KMG), a Brookfield-based manufacturer of roll forming machinery. Marcus Poppler has joined Knight as a minority owner of the company. The company is to be renamed Knight Manufacturing, and will continue to manufacture roll...