Vibe Credit Union is a financial institution that caters to today's tech-savvy consumers. Members could probably satisfy all of their banking needs electronically–via computer or mobile device–but for those who prefer to do business the old fashioned way, Vibe's southeast Michigan locations are there to serve. Bathed in colors familiar to Vibe's branding, they're also easy to spot. Case in point is the credit union's recently completed Sterling Heights, MI branch. It is clad with green, grey and champagne-colored aluminum composite panels from Laminators Inc. of Hatfield, PA.
Zimmerman Design of Plymouth, MI teamed with general contractor, Ronnish Construction, in Royal Oak, MI to design and build the structure. Knowing how important Vibe’s corporate identification is, the design team turned to color and crisply detailed ACM.
Metro Lakes Construction of West Bloomfield, MI, installed over 6,000 sq. ft. of Metallic Champagne, Slate Grey and custom green Omega-Lite AMC panels using Laminators’ popular Dry Seal installation system. Finding green panels to complement Vibe’s prominent bright green logo was no easy task—the custom green accent panels, as well as shorter lead times and overall lower panel and fabrication costs, were all contributing factors in choosing Laminators’ Omega-Lite over other competing ACM panels.
Laminators’ ability to combine precise shop fabricated modules along with flat Omega-Lite ACM for on-site flexibility of forming modules as needed was a key factor as some wall substrates were not yet in place when the panel installer ran their original cut list.
The Dry Seal installation system features a "deep reveal" look without caulk at the joints, creating a high-performance, pressure-equalized wall system that compartmentalizes the air cavity and allows for drainage and ventilation. This system reduces moisture-related issues within the wall cavity, perfect for Michigan’s rainy and snowy weather.