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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 America (MCA) 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 Yannetti.
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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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Build a better building: The importance of using the right composite material
Build a better building: The importance of using the right composite material
October 6, 2017
MCM, available since the early 1970s, has proven to be one of the most versatile architectural cladding products available. Its adaptability, lightweight nature, ease of fabrication and selection of hundreds of colors and finishes help architects and designers achieve nearly any exterior (or interior) aesthetic. Yet, as with all building products, specifying MCM comes with compliance responsibilities.Recent global fire events have shed light on the significance of local code compliance in high-rise construction. Although the current focus on metal composite materials (MCM) doesn’t adequately address the entire building envelope ─ which includes many additional components ─ it does provide an opportunity
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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
Legendary architect I.M. Pei drew up the plans for the original Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York. Opened in 1956, the expansive shopping complex remains the second largest mall in the state and is one of the ten largest malls in the United States. Over the years, anchor stores included some of the best known retailers in the world, and in early 2012 plans to include a 100,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus were announced.The firm Elkus Manfredi Architects was charged with the design of an expansive retail space that not only contributed to the continued modernization of Pei’s original design,
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Meeting Energy Codes in Style With ALPOLIC®
Meeting Energy Codes in Style With ALPOLIC®
June 13, 2017
With ALPOLIC®, the newly opened Asheville City Center in Asheville, NC combines compliance to North Carolina state energy codes with a bold, modern design. Read the case study we produced for Building Design + Construction here!
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Butler Tech Bioscience Center Features Hands-on Learning in Bold New Building
Butler Tech Bioscience Center Features Hands-on Learning in Bold New Building
June 12, 2017
Butler Tech students can now study and work in neighboring buildings that feature ALPOLIC® metal panels coated in Sherwin Williams’ Valflon®.  Read more here.
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Delta Products Corp Americas Headquarters
Delta Products Corp Americas Headquarters
January 31, 2016
Design Details The project features approximately 32,000 square feet of 4-mm ALPOLIC aluminum composite material (ACM) in BSX Silver Metallic and PEX Pewter from Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America Inc., Chesapeake, Va. The Pewter panels are used as an accent color for the underside of the canopy. "The use of metal panels, with its precision and sleek finish, reinforces the overall high-tech impression of the architectural design," Pan says."We've always viewed the underside of the front lobby canopy as an extra elevation to be designed," says Pan. "Originally, the panels were designed to be perorated panels to allow light through. But once
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