Aluminum composite materials are considered first and foremost as an exterior building product, but they've been shown to work just as well in interior applications. Laminators Inc. of Hatfield, PA offers proof in a pair of recently completed outlet mall storefronts for Columbia Sportswear, one in Las Vegas, NV and the other in Milpitas, CA.
The Columbia Sportswear Company is a leading producer and distributor of high-performance outdoor gear and related products. Many people purchase Columbia merchandise at leading retailers or online, but the company also has stores of its own all over the world. Needless to say, the storefront looks developed for the Las Vegas Premium Outlets mall in Las Vegas and the Great Mall in Milpitas needed to meet the company's high standards. The products used had to be top quality. That's what led Herman/Stewart Construction of Lanham, MD, the general contractor for both projects, to Laminators Inc.
At both locations, Bright Silver Metallic-finished Omega-Lite ACM from Laminators Inc., were picked for appearance, durability and strength. The Las Vegas job was small, requiring just 350 sq. ft. of material. The panels were installed by the Original Roofing Company, Las Vegas, with New York City's Kenneth Park Architects having a role in the design. In Milpitas, 1,400 sq. ft. of panels were needed. Handling their installation was Rua & Son Mechanical of Lincoln, CA. Architectural Building Products of Buffalo, NY was the distributor.