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MCCA Plans Expansion of Chesapeake, VA Manufacturing Facility
MCCA Plans Expansion of Chesapeake, VA Manufacturing Facility
July 2, 2019
CHESAPEAKE, Va., July 1, 2019-- Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, Inc. (MCCA), a leader in metal composite material (MCM) manufacturing, today announced plans to enlarge its ALPOLIC® production facility located in Chesapeake, Va. Once complete, the expansion will add approximately 40,000 square feet to the company's current plant footprint."Our plant was built in 1991, and fortunately, our business has grown significantly over the years. As part of our strategic plan, adding to our capabilities is critical for continued growth," said MCCA President and CEO Bill Yannetti.Yannetti said the nearly $5 million investment will increase the company's storage, shipping and receiving
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MCCA Launches New PIGMENTO® Finishes for its ALPOLIC® Metal Composite Material
MCCA Launches New PIGMENTO® Finishes for its ALPOLIC® Metal Composite Material
June 5, 2019
(CHESAPEAKE, Va) June 4, 2019 – Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, Inc., a leader in metal composite material (MCM) manufacturing, is proud to introduce its new “PIGMENTO® Series” finishes for its well-known ALPOLIC® MCM product line. The announcement arises from the company’s long-term relationship with VMZINC® from VM Building Solutions, a pioneer in modern manufacturing. The PIGMENTO® Series expands the company’s QUARTZ-ZINC® MCM offering to now include red, blue, brown, grey and orange colors in addition to the original unfinished, natural metal QUARTZ-ZINC®.With PIGMENTO®, the surface of QUARTZ-ZINC® coil is glazed with mineral color pigments to produce rich, earthy hues. The
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How to specify ACM
Specifying MCM
April 2, 2019
Writing a specification can be difficult. Trying to interpret one can sometimes be harder. Even when starting with an in-house template or using a “canned” spec from a manufacturer, there are often questions or trouble areas that pop up with regularity. To help bridge the gap between what specifiers are asking and what contractors are interpreting, Jim Moses, technical services manager for Chesapeake, Va.-based Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, maker of ALPOLIC metal composite materials (MCM), offers the following most common specification pitfalls as well as suggested ways to avoid them.Click here to read more in our Metal Architecture feature.
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Need Continuing Education Credits?
Need Continuing Education Credits?
March 11, 2019
Visitors to the ALPOLIC website can now request a specific AIA Continuing Education presentation through our redesigned Lunch & Learn page.  We’ve streamlined the choices, provided additional information about each course offered, including overviews that can now be downloaded directly from the page.  We invite you to visit the new page and select one, two or all three courses to be presented in a free, casual, non-sales atmosphere at your chosen location.  Just click on the link to request yours today.
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How Metal Composite Materials Brought New Life to the Denver Skyline
How Metal Composite Materials Brought New Life to the Denver Skyline
January 10, 2019
Home to seven federal agencies, the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, situated in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, provides important services to the area and acts as a landmark to the region. Originally built in 1984, the decades of use began to show on the building’s exterior and the interior demanded technological upgrades as well. The US General Services Administration (GSA), owners of the building, were faced with the challenge of modernization and creating innovative opportunities to advance the sustainability of the building while also limiting the disruption to business operations. The contract was awarded to GE Johnson
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City of Chesapeake Launches National Manufacturing Week
City of Chesapeake Launches National Manufacturing Week
October 15, 2018
When Tidewater Community College decided to expand its curriculum to include mechatronics three years ago, it reached out to local industry professionals. ALPOLIC® helped to create a tailored program to address needs in manufacturing and provide local high school students a leg up in their careers by contributing to a scholarship fund for the Dual Enrollment Program. This month, the City of Chesapeake continued that commitment to the region's manufacturing enterprise by declaring the second week in October "Manufacturing Week in Chesapeake."ALPOLIC® is proud of our support to our local community and wishes the best to the first cohort of
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5 Reasons Metal Wall Panels are a Smart Choice
5 Reasons Metal Wall Panels are a Smart Choice
September 20, 2018
As architects seek more variety and sustainable building materials, metal wall panels made from recycled aluminum offer a solution. When it comes to green—and versatile—options, ALPOLIC®, the world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum and metal composite materials manufactured from up to 50% recycled materials, is leading the way.Produced by Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America, ALPOLIC® Materials is helping engineers and architects create better, more beautiful buildings. Jim Moses, technical services manager at ALPOLIC®, points to the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office Headquarters in Phoenix, which used a majority of metal composite material with a natural zinc finish, as one key example where an architect had a grand
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Tiny House
Tiny house highlights ALPOLIC® 's versatility
August 10, 2018
For the 2018 AIA Convention and Trade Show, Building, Design + Construction magazine debuted its Design Showcase exhibit—a one-of-a-kind tiny house, representing the “Workplace of the Future.” This unique structure, designed and constructed by Tiny House Northeast saw more than 1000 visitors during the two-day trade show, which was held in New York in June.As the exterior sponsor, ALPOLIC® turned to Metal Design Systems (MDS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to come up with a way to fabricate its Timber Series metal composite material —finished in Walnut— for this unique venture. Unlike most ALPOLIC® projects,  the tiny house required an install capable of staying in place while the structure it was
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Voxman Music Building
Metal Composite Materials Engineer Sound and Inspire Bold Designs
May 18, 2018
High vaulted ceilings are a challenge to acoustical engineers looking to control, direct and amplify sounds to create a dynamic listening experience. LMN Architects approached the design for the new Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa with an acute understanding of the construction limitations. They needed lightweight, yet rigid material that could be fabricated and hung in the open space in order to provide the right acoustics, integrate in the lighting and fire safety systems, and provide an inspiring experience true to their bold vision.Metal composite material proved to be the perfect solution for this complex problem. In partnership with
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ALPOLIC® Names New President, Promotes New Directors
ALPOLIC® Names New President, Promotes New Directors
April 6, 2018
(Chesapeake, VA) April 5, 2018 – ALPOLIC®, a division of Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America (MCCA) and a global leader in metal composite materials manufacturing, announced today that William “Bill” Yannetti has been selected as the company’s new president and chief executive officer effective immediately. Yannetti brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served most recently as the Director of Operations for the Chesapeake, Virginia manufacturer. He joined the company in March 1989 and has increased his role and responsibility steadily since that time.“I’m honored to be asked to lead this great company and oversee its strategic growth,” said
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Can You Identify This Cladding Material
Can You Identify This Cladding Material?
March 1, 2018
Many architects swear by MCM for aesthetics, endurance, and unmatched color retention.Ask 10 architects if they’ve ever specified this cladding material and it’s a safe bet most will answer “no,” and this in spite of the fact it covers tens of thousands of U.S. buildings and its environmental benefits may be without equal in its category.Welcome to the remarkable world of metal composite materials(MCM). Today, MCM sheets beautify and shield leading commercial, medical, hospitality, and academic structures worldwide, from the iconic Burj Al Arab to tens of thousands of U.S. structures across all property types.  click here for more
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ALPOLIC® Panels Installed In Indiana Church Project
ALPOLIC® Panels Installed In Indiana Church Project
December 18, 2017
ALPOLIC® is proud to have supplied nearly 8,000 square feet of metal composite materials in four finishes - BSX, PEX, HNB and Stainless - for both the interior and exterior of this modern architectural project. Fabrication and installation was done by TFC Canopy in Garrett, IN. Read more about this project at Metal Construction News.
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