In 2004, the national office of The Salvation Army received a gift in excess of $1.5 billion from the estate of Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Prior to her death, Mrs. Kroc stipulated that the gift should be used exclusively to build and partially endow several state-of-the-art Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers across the United States.
Petersen Aluminum is proud that many of its PAC-CLAD products have been incorporated into the designs of several of these community centers throughout the country. The most recent undertaking is in South Memphis, TN. Located on 15 acres adjacent to the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the center is expected to open this summer, providing a comprehensive offering of community activities and education.
Designed by Fleming-TRO, A Joint Venture, the project features over 20,000 SF of Petersen Aluminum’s 22 GA Galvalume Steel, 18” Tite-Loc mechanically seamed standing seam panels in a custom Champagne Kynar finish. 71 of the panels were field-curved to accommodate radiused areas located at the entryway.
Installer for the ongoing project is PAC customer Ralph Jones Sheet Metal, Arlington TN. The project is expected to be completed in summer of 2012.