Metal panels signal church building’s purpose; no words required

When the growing Church at War Hill organization based in Dawsonville, Ga., embarked on an addition and renovations at one of its four churches, it also opted for PAC-CLAD panels to both protect the building’s exterior and provide a bit of branding. The design incorporates varying panel colors and orientations to call out the building’s [Read More]

Rescued historic building is clad with huge metal U.S. flag

An all-out, small town community effort to save a landmark building led to a creative and patriotic application of Petersen’s HWP panels. The Conover Square building in Oregon, Ill. (population 3,721) originally was constructed in the early 1890’s as a piano manufacturing factory. Additions to the building continued for the next 20 years, and by [Read More]

Carlisle Companies to acquire Petersen Aluminum Corp.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– (BUSINESS WIRE) — Carlisle Companies Inc. (NYSE:CSL), a global leader in commercial and industrial building envelope products through its Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM) operating segment, announced Dec. 10 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Petersen Aluminum Corp. (“Petersen”), a privately held manufacturer of high-quality metal roofing products for approximately [Read More]

School’s new arts center called “gem” by former principal

Like sports, performing arts can connect schools to their communities. And this is certainly the case with completion of the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center at Mosely High School in Lynn Haven, Fla. The high school finally has a performance facility of its own that will provide a much-needed community venue to host lectures, [Read More]

MSCI bestows lifetime achievement award on Petersen’s John Palesny

The Metals Service Center Institute bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award on John Palesny, president of Petersen Aluminum Corp., in late November during its Aluminum Products Division Conference in Florida. The honor recognizes Palesny’s contribution to the metals industry during his 47-year career at Petersen, headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill. The Metals Service Center Institute [Read More]

New metal-clad high school saves old building from condemnation

The new ultra-modern Neshoba Central High School in Philadelphia, Miss., is a far cry from the deteriorating, 50-year-old building it replaced. “The old building was about to be condemned and actually part of it was unusable,” said Superintendent Lundy Brantley. “It’s nice to blast into the 21st century with this great new home. The students [Read More]

130-ft. double-lock metal panels are perfect choice for gymnasium’s curved roof

The popular 300-acre George Pierce Park in Gwinnett County, Ga., has become even more of an attraction with completion of a new 18,000-sq.-ft. gymnasium. The new facility includes a full-size basketball court, overlay courts for volleyball/badminton and an elevated indoor track. The park already features a football field, five soccer fields, nine baseball/softball fields and [Read More]

PAC-CLAD metal roof products receive ICC-ES code compliance verification

Four of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD metal standing seam roof systems are included in a new ICC Evaluation Service report. The ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-4173 provides independent verification that Snap-Clad, Tite-Loc, Tite-Loc Plus and PAC-150 180° double-lock standing seam roof panels meet the fire classification and wind uplift resistance requirements of the International Building Code, International Residential [Read More]

Home survives Hurricane Michael thanks to thoughtful construction

A home in Mexico Beach, Fla., survived October 2018’s Hurricane Michael practically intact, thanks to owners who invested a little in upgraded construction techniques and materials. Extra-deep pilings, reinforced concrete and other tricks helped the home named by its owners as the Sand Palace remain one of the only surviving structures in the area. Stories [Read More]

Metal adds contemporary appeal to church expansion

Nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD Precision Series wall panels helped create the contemporary look the designers wanted for the expansion of Corinth Christian Church in Loganville, Ga. As part of a major “For Generations” fundraising campaign to renovate existing buildings and build new ones, the expansion added significant classroom space and recreational areas. Highlighting [Read More]