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MCCA COVID-19 Communication
MCCA COVID-19 Communication
March 18, 2020
Over the past few weeks, it’s become clear that the world is facing an unprecedented challenge. Like you, we are deeply concerned and want to do what we can to help keep our communities, our team and our families safe and healthy.  From the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adhered to federal, state, CDC and WHO guidelines and precautionary practices, and we will continue to modify our contingency plan as new guidance is received.Our people are our business. Keeping them safe is our top priority. In order to minimize the impact of the virus, we have implemented additional
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Secret Weapon Reported in the Corporate Branding Wars
Secret Weapon Reported in the Corporate Branding Wars
March 16, 2020
...Rojas knows the challenge. That’s why he views a retail location like a theater production, with the star of the show being … who else? … the customer.“What do you want the customer to feel? Youthful? Confident? Thrifty? Smart? The choices you make with color, lighting, cladding, sets the stage,” Rojas says. “You don’t need a big sign. Design is the marque.”Provided that the marque is uniformly displayed across dozens, perhaps thousands, of retail locations, Rojas often turns to metal composite material (MCM) to maintain aesthetic integrity... Read more in our feature in Architect Magazine.
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The Evolution of Coil Coatings and Paint Systems for Metal
The Evolution of Coil Coatings and Paint Systems for Metal
November 8, 2019
Numerous finishes redefine what is possible for fabricators and designersThere are various options for applying paint to metal. In the field it is common to see spray or brush applications; in the factory you can spray, powder coat or coil coat. However, when it comes to the performance requirements of today’s metal architecture, products like metal composite materials almost exclusively use the coil coating process to apply finishes that look practically flawless and can last.Coil coating is the method by which a metal coil is coated in a continuous process prior to fabrication. The metal coil is brought through an
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Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America Names New Regional Sales Managers
Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America Names New Regional Sales Managers
October 29, 2019
(Chesapeake, VA) October 29, 2019 – Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America (MCCA), a leader in metal composite materials manufacturing, is proud to announce the addition of three, new Regional Sales Managers for its ALPOLIC® line of business.In the reorganized Southwest Region, MCCA added two new Regional Managers, Rigo Vega who will oversee Southern California and Marc Ellis who will manage Northern California. Vega and Ellis join Katie Dosch, who began managing the Pacific Northwest in 2018. As Regional Sales Managers, all will oversee established client accounts, while continuing to promote ALPOLIC® to the area’s numerous architects, fabricators, designers and specifiers.“We are
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What MCM Sheets Can Do for Your Next Project
What MCM Sheets Can Do for Your Next Project
October 16, 2019
Design flexibility: It’s a term often used by architects when discussing building materials and products. But what does it mean? Why is it important?“To me, it means I can get the product to look the way I want it to look on the building,” says Corie Baker, AIA, senior architect and healthcare marketing sustainability leader at Gresham Smith’s Richmond, Va., office.When a building material is flexible, it works with traditional and modern structures. It offers an endless color palette. It can be used in many ways. And it opens doors to new design capabilities and concepts. MCM (metal composite material) sheets are
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ALPOLIC hires a graduate of the program it helped create
ALPOLIC hires a graduate of the program it helped create
October 8, 2019
From here, go to work in advanced manufacturing Meet 19-year-old Dylan Starowicz who landed a competitive full-time job with benefits just weeks after high school graduation.If you look at the fronts of McDonalds or Starbucks or even the student centers on Tidewater Community College’s campuses, you’ll see Alpolic®, a composite material that adds color and dimension and, of course, coverage to each building.TCC graduate Dylan Starowicz is at work on the lamination line for Alpolic®, manufactured by Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America in Chesapeake.At 19 years old, he is earning a competitive full-time salary with benefits. Starowicz earned his Career Studies Certificate in
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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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SoJo Station shows how transit-oriented developments can best meet community’s needs
SoJo Station shows how transit-oriented developments can best meet community’s needs
February 1, 2019
Located in South Jordan, Utah, SoJo Station is the first and only transit-oriented development (TOD) of its kind in the state, and is quickly becoming the gold standard for how TODs should be created at both the state and country level as a way to best meet the needs of companies, employees and communities alike.The $60 million SoJo Station is a two-phase project. The first phase is a six-story office building and 1,034-stall parking garage, which was completed in June 2017, and phase two is a second six-story office building, additional 845-stall parking garage and reconfigured bus drop-off/pick-up area, expected
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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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