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Louisiana Superdome Renovation

Lorin Industries

Lorin Industries Inc., a global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, supplied the anodized aluminum used in the exterior panels of the restored Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

Lorin replicated the stadium’s original New Orleans Saints gold exterior appearance with a custom bronze, while meeting stringent building finish and performance standards with material that can be easily formed into panels and is strong enough to pass upgraded wind testing.

The Superdome renovation included 365,000 square feet of finished aluminum panels, now gleaming out over the city of New Orleans. More than 400,000 pounds of Lorin Light Bronze ColorIn® Stucco embossed anodized aluminum with an architectural Class I anodized layer cover the exterior. Each panel, covered with a fade-proof finish, weighs approximately 27.5 pounds.

Building designers at Trahan Architects were looking for a color that replicated the original finish and looked like the New Orleans Saints gold. The team wanted the beauty of the embossed aluminum to show through, while also retaining its color for years to come. To achieve this goal, Lorin developed a new product by using its color consistent processing capabilities and continuously communicating with the experts involved in the project to ensure its product would bring the vision to life. The resulting aluminum enhances the natural characteristics of the metal through an environmentally embracing oxide layer that protects and enhances the multi-dimensional look.

The stadium’s exterior LED lighting system illuminates the aluminum exterior and can reproduce any color, pattern, or image onto the unique Lorin finish of the stadium panels.

About Lorin Industries

Lorin-logoLorin Industries is a provider of coil anodized aluminum, made exclusively in the USA and used in various industries including architecture and construction. Family-owned for over 75 years, Lorin aluminum can be seen shining brilliantly on some of the world’s most iconic structures and designs, and, no matter the age, they are always radiant. Three times tougher than the raw material, anodized aluminum won’t chip, flake, peel, patina, rust, or weather. And to make things easy, Lorin cleans, anodizes, colors, seals, cuts, and delivers ready-to-fabricate coils all in one stop. A wide range of colors and finish options are available, along with several different patterns of perforated aluminum.

Anodized aluminum isn’t just one material. It’s one remarkable opportunity to access thousands of looks, textures, colors and finishes that reflect creativity, advanced technology and environmental responsibility. No one understands that technology and its potential better than Lorin Industries. To learn more, visit

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