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Ricky Rocket's Fuel Center, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Corporate Design and Development Group specified Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s 12-inch Flush Panels in Bright Yellow and Red finished with a high-gloss acrylic paint for fascia and soffits on Ricky Rocket's Fuel Center.Corporate Design and Development Group specified Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s 12-inch Flush Panels in Bright Yellow and Red finished with a high-gloss acrylic paint for fascia and soffits on Ricky Rocket's Fuel Center. Progressive Dynamics Inc. installed approximately 3,700 square feet of Petersen Aluminum's 24-gauge, 16-inch Tite-Loc Plus and Snap-On Panels in Cityscape Cool Color on the roof. Progressive Dynamics installed Tite-Loc Panels in curved 55- foot, 5-inch lengths on a large portion of the roof with a low slope. Tight radiuses on several canopies above entrances were clad with the Snap-On Panels.

Additionally, Progressive Dynamics installed Alcoa Architectural Products' Reynobond aluminum composite material (ACM) on the building's front exterior. A rocket man figure was installed on top of the 8,200-square-foot building, which features a car wash, convenience store, food outlets and fuel service.

Rodger Leonard, project manager at Progressive Dynamics, says the only challenge was installing the 55-foot-long panels. "The long panels did require four guys to handle them once they were craned up to the roof, but we're used to that sort of thing," he says. General contractor: KLN Builders, Barrington, Ill.

Architect: Corporate Design and Development Group, Hoffman Estates
Installer: Progressive Dynamics Inc., Streamwood, Ill.
Metal roof panels/soffits: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., www.pac-clad.com
Metal wall panels: Reynobond by Alcoa Architectural Products, Eastman, Ga., www.reynobond.com