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Door systems match original architecture

Norco Manufacturing Corp., Franksville, Wis., engineered and manufactured the door systems that were required to mirror the original 1941 architecture at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Norco replicated the window sizes and distinctive style while also engineering upgrades to meet current hurricane standards. Wire mesh was laminated into the windows to provide the required impact resistance. The door paint is an exact color match to the original paint and is a special epoxy that withstands the corrosive salt air. A 200-foot- (61-m-) wide by 38-foot- (12-m-) high, 10-leaf bi-parting door system with motorized controls was specified for each of the base's four hangars.

The general contractor was Chugach Management Services, Tampa.

Norco Manufacturing Corp.