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Transportation business receives insulated metal panels

Sharp Transportation Inc. was operating two separate buildings before its new facility was completed in Wellsville, Utah. The two-story, 3,000-square-foot building is clad in two types of insulated metal panels (IMPs). The majority of the panels are Metl-Span's 3-inch-thick urethane CF36 IMPs in Silver Metallic, installed horizontally; they have a 22-gauge architectural flat surface on the outside and 26-gauge Light Mesa finish in Igloo White SG on the inside. Additionally, Metl-Span's CF24 panels in Dark Gray Metallic were installed horizontally in line with the window system on both floors; they have a 22-gauge architectural flat surface on the outside and 26-gauge Light Mesa finish in Igloo White SG on the inside.

Jason Lundahl, project manager at Lundahl Building Systems Inc., the installer for the project, says the owners liked the appearance of horizontal IMPs, which his company was trained to install prior to the project, which was completed in March 2016.

"[The owners] were also pleased with the idea of using an insulated metal panel to help with the building's energy efficiency," he says. "They know there will be a quicker return on the investment from the savings in heating and cooling costs."

Installer: Lundahl Building Systems Inc., Logan, Utah
Metal wall panels: Metl-Span, Lewisville, Texas, www.metlspan.com