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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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Combustible Exterior Wall Cladding Systems: An ICC Perspective
Combustible Exterior Wall "Cladding" Systems: An ICC Perspective
October 30, 2017
ICC Combustible Exterior Wall Cladding
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ALPOLIC Adorns River City Project in Toronto
ALPOLIC Adorns "River City" Project in Toronto
September 6, 2017
Along the banks of the Don River in downtown Toronto, four unique, sloped-sided buildings with protruding extrusions have taken shape.  This new, multi-family housing complex is the vision of Saucier+Perrotte Architectures and ZAS Architects and is featured in a recent addition of Canadian Architecture. ALPOLIC materials in classic black and white clad the modern buildings. What a beautiful project.  To read more about River City, click here for the article, which appears in the June 2017 issue.
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Statement on ACM/MCM Fire Safety in the United States and Canada
Statement on ACM/MCM Fire Safety in the United States and Canada
June 28, 2017
The following is a statement from ALPOLIC's leadership team on ACM/MCM fire safety.A PDF of the statement can be downloaded here.
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MCM Fire Performance Testing in the United States and Canada
MCM Fire Performance Testing in the United States and Canada
June 16, 2017
Recent global fire events have heightened the awareness regarding the use of metal composite material (MCM). Safeguards in place in North America help to ensure these types of fire incidents do not take place. By adhering to the performance criteria defined in the International Building Code (IBC) in the United States, the National Building Code (NBC), and the Provincial Building Codes in Canada and working with the experienced MCM Manufacturers and Certified Fabricators, MCM can be used safely and effectively on a variety of construction types. Continue reading.
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ALPOLIC® Beautifies New York Retail Store
ALPOLIC® Beautifies New York Retail Store
June 14, 2017
ALPOLIC® panels were recently used to give iconic retailer Neiman Marcus' new Garden City, NY location a fresh, modern look.
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