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June 28, 2012

ALPOLIC ACM Panels Modernize Canadian Border Crossing

ALPOLIC ACM Panels Modernize Canadian Border Crossing
Project:Ogdensburg–Prescott Border Crossing
Location:Prescott, Ontario, Canada
Fabricator/Installer:Cladco Ltd.; Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Architect:Farrow Architects Inc.; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
General Contractor:M. Sullivan & Son Limited
Exterior Wall
Panel Manufacturer:
Products:ALPOLIC/fr 4mm ACM; CMX Champagne Metallic,
MCU Mica Champagne
Completion:January 2012

Originally constructed in 1960, Ogdensburg–Prescott Border Crossing connects the communities of Ogdensburg, New York and Johnstown, Ontario in Canada. Opened in conjunction with Ogdensburg–Prescott International Bridge, the border station served to replace the former ferry service taking motor passengers to and from the neighboring countries. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the station has reported nearly four million crossings since 2010.

Over time, the original crossing began to show signs of wear from constant traffic. In early 2012, as part of the Canadian Government’s nationwide plan to modernize all border crossings, Farrow Architects, Inc. was charged to upgrade the Ogdensburg-Prescott location to better meet the needs of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The firm looked to ALPOLIC to provide materials designed to withstand heavy use and extreme winter weather conditions of upstate New York. 

The Ogdensburg-Prescott station received a new commercial building with updated facilities, two commercial processing lanes, a bigger traveler building, and a warehouse for the examination and processing of shipments. According to the CBSA, the renovation will allow for an increase in traffic flow while also ensuring the safety and security of the Canadian – U.S. border.

In addition to the upgrades in technology and infrastructure, Prescott Border Crossing also received an aesthetic makeover. Utilizing ALPOLIC/fr panels in Mica Champagne and Champagne Metallic finishes, the MCM is featured on the canopy, fascia, columns, and booth structures where motor vehicles pass. 

Fabricators at Cladco Ltd., who also installed the materials, applauded ALPOLIC for “giving a very modern and sharp twist on the new border crossing facility.”

ALPOLIC creates sophisticated solutions for designers and architects across the world. We invite you to explore the many possibilities our products offer, for retail, transportation, commercial and other applications.

images © Cladco Ltd.

information © Cladco Ltd. and CBSA

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