Red metal wall panels modernize N.C. liquor store

Officials on the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board in New Hanover County North Carolina unveiled a freshly renovated retail facility in Wilmington. The 5,000 sq. ft. facility offers a new look both inside and out. Gone are cramped quarters and rickety shelves. In their place are modern displays with a selection of 1,600 distinct products including an assortment of North Carolina-distilled liquors.

The exterior of the structure is traditional masonry highlighted with 4,000 sq. ft. of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD Precision Series HWP panels, clip version. The .040 aluminum horizontal wall panels were finished in Colonial Red color and installed in a contemporary upper-level band that highlights the building. PAC-CLAD Soffit Panels finished in complementary Bone White color also were installed.

Installation of the Petersen profiles was completed by Highland Roofing Co. in Wilmington. “The HWP panels were in the specifications as an option,” said Randy Wood, Highland’s commercial estimator. “The panels were installed over a plywood façade with Tyvek. Different sizes of base trim were needed so the panels remained in line on the renovation. We fabricated all of the necessary trim in our shop.”

The HWP panels on this project are the clip-fastened version, to accommodate expansion and contraction. “We recommend the HWP panels with the clip in high wind velocity areas,” said Brandon Jackson, Petersen’s Carolina sales manager based out of the company’s Acworth, Ga., plant where the panels were fabricated.

Architectural design was created by LS3P Architecture in Wilmington.

The ABC Commission is charged with the responsibility of regulating the sale of distilled spirits throughout the county. The Wilmington facility is one of eight ABC retail stores in New Hanover County.