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Spokane International Airport Snow Removal Equipment Building

Metal Sales Mfg. Corp.

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation supplied more than 81,000 square feet of metal roof and wall panels for the snow removal equipment building at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Washington.

The 50,800 square foot snow removal equipment building includes nine equipment bays, a 5-ton bridge crane and a washing station for eight new 75-foot-long snow removal trucks. Adding to the function of the building, the aesthetic is more than that of a typical storage and maintenance facility. The look is sleek with clean lines, and topping the structure is a wave-like roof that looks like a ribbon in the wind. The roof’s design mimics the rolling hills of the surrounding landscape and its flow is symbolic of the movement of travel.

The design team had four goals in mind when designing the facility: meet current FAA airfield snow and ice clearance requirements, provide storage and maintenance space for new snow removal equipment, achieve LEED certification and use products that will withstand the Spokane weather conditions for several decades. To achieve these goals, the team chose to use metal roof and wall panels from Metal Sales™.

“The snow removal equipment facility required products that are sustainable, aesthetically appealing, durable and have a long life-cycle,” said Jim Cortner, Principal at Cortner Architectural Company. “We’ve worked with Metal Sales on past projects and know they offer wall and roof panels that fulfill these requirements.”

More than 56,000 square feet of Metal Sales 16-inch Magna-Loc standing seam roof panels with striations in a Dark Bronze finish, 18,400 square feet of IC72 wall panels in Slate Grey and Khaki, and 6,300 square feet of Soffit Panels in Dark Bronze outfit the facility. All Metal Sales panels have a long life span of 50 years or more, are 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled material – contributing to sustainable building goals, such as LEED. All panel colors from Metal Sales are ENERGY STAR® listed and can improve the energy efficiency of a building.

“Metal Sales provides the support we need, works with quality installers and provides a quality product, so I know they’re a company we can trust,” said Cortner. “The snow removal equipment facility is another successful project with Metal Sales.”

The project team for the snow removal equipment building at Spokane International Airport included architect Cortner Architectural Company, Spokane, WA, and metal panel installer Krueger Sheet Metal, Spokane, WA. The building has since been awarded LEED Gold certification.

Photography By RL Miller Photography.

About Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

Metal_Sales_logoMetal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the building and construction industry. Celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2018, Metal Sales produces roof, wall and fascia metal panels at 21 facilities throughout the U.S. Metal Sales has outreach around the world, delivering outstanding quality and the finest customer service from highly-trained professionals and the largest sales force in the industry. For more information, visit

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