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Stainless Steel Panels for New Polypack HQ

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Polypack Inc.Pinellas Park, FLPanel profile: S-16 (11,000 sf)Stainless steel, 22gaArchitect: Wannemacher Jenson Architects









You might find it odd that adjacent to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is Polypack Inc. headquarters, a company that manufactures shrink wrapping equipment.  But it is actually fitting that the two are next to each other considering that cars and plastic were two major inventions of the early 1900's that sparked the industrial growth of the United States and continue to do so today. So much so, that Polpack Inc headquarters, founded in 1973, recently underwent an extension project incorporating Morin panels. 

Polypack Inc. uses stainless steel to manufacture all their machines which provide packaging solutions to companies all over the world ranging from beverage companies to cosmetic companies. It's no wonder why then, WJ Architects selected stainless steel as the material for the exterior panels of their expansion. There is no coating on the stainless s…

Award Winning Stanford Central Energy Facility

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Stanford Central Energy FacilityZGF ArchitectsPanel profiles: F-12 (30,000 sf) perforated and nonperforated35.45% OA 1/4 x 5/32 20.85% OA .0326 x 5/32 11.82% OA .433 x 5/32 W-12 (16,000 sf) perforated and nonperforated Aluminum, stainless steel
Stanford University’s new Central Energy Facility is transforming the university into a leader of clean and efficient energy production. The facility uses progressive energy production technologies like solar panels and a heat-recovery system to power the campus. Replacing a fossil-fuel based plant, the facility will cut carbon emissions by 68%, fossil fuel use by 65% and water use by 15%. It will eliminate 150,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually and is expected to save $425 million over 35 years. (Source: https://www.zgf.com/project/stanford-university-central-energy-facility/). But not only is the facility impressive in it’s function, it is also impressive by architectural standards.




In 2017 the Stanford Central Energy Facility was honored by the A…

Project Profile - Guilford HS

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Project Name: Guilford High School
Panel Profile: SLR-10,12,16 24ga
Bare copper 200,000 sf
Architect: Tai Soo Kim Partners

When it was time for Guilford High School to receive a complete makeover, the school board contacted the architects at Tai Soo Kim Partners for design ideas.

They wanted the walls to be made up of metal panels with varying widths and sleek standing seam appearance. They decided on Morin’s SLR panel profile with 10, 12, and 16 inch widths using bare copper metal.


The major challenge during installation was meeting the required wind loading for the copper panels. The clip spacing is 1’0” oc. When the panels first went up, they oil-canned excessively.

Morin Sales rep Wes Bonney states that it actually “brought some real life and character to the wall”. We have pictures of the panels right after installation and after three years of aging. The aging process gave the panels a natural rusty look with beautiful weather spots and copper accents. The oil canning is not appare…

Panels Provide Balance

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MORIN products set New Balance headquarters in motionBRISTOL, Conn. During the planning stages of the company’s new office headquarters, Jim and Anne Davis, owners of New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., insisted on a building that reflected what their company was all about: speed, motion and high performance. A variety of panel products from Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, aided the design team in achieving those goals. “It was a fun project, a great project,” says Mark Sardegna, AIA, LEED AP, vice president of Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston. “We were approached by Jim Davis and his wife Anne to help design their fourth headquarters building since the 70s, all in this neighborhood. They are very committed to the Brighton Landing neighborhood and have transformed their company into a huge success. They’re not Nike, they’re not Reebok, but they’re one of the best and they have the only American-made products among those companies. That’s a big deal for them.” Sardegna said the form…

Edgy Look!

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MORIN panels, screen help vocational school present ‘edgier’ look

New facility reflects teachings of various programs being taught inside
BRISTOL, Conn. (August 10, 2016) – Desoto County (Miss.) Schools wanted to create a learning environment for its future vocational student population with a goal of strengthening work force development in the region. Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, provided a multitude of profiles for the new 58,000 square foot building that met the aesthetic goal of reflecting the work going on inside.

“The primary design goal was to create an innovative building design that helped student recruitment with an affordable budget,” says Michel Lebel, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Allen & Hoshall of Memphis, Tenn. “Early in the programming phase, it was decided that the building would be used as a teaching tool to help promote some of the programs offered. Building materials, equipment and technologies were displayed in ways to help spark student interest.”

Among the progra…

Varina library

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Virginia library designed to mirror region’s traditional aesthetics

Morin roofing, wall panels featured on new 43,000 square foot facility

BRISTOL, Conn., May 9, 2017 – Choosing building materials reminiscent of the agricultural structures common to the region, the design of the Varina Area Library in Henrico, Va., blended wood and stone, as well as metal roofing and wall panels from Morin, A Kingspan Group Company.

“It was an attempt to reflect the buildings of the area,” says Kylan Shirley, AIA, of BCWH Architects of Richmond, Va. “It’s an area with a lot of barns, once dependent on agriculture, but it’s changing fast.”

The Varina Area Library is a new 43,000-square-foot facility on 22 acres of land in the rural, eastern section of Henrico County. It replaces a 6,000-square-foot building that served the area for more than 40 years.

The library was one of eight in the United States and Europe recently honored for its exemplary architecture and design. The annual Library Building Award is …