Paone Architecture PC specified insulated metal panels (IMPs) in its design for AgroChem, which manufactures cleaning and sanitizing products for dairy farms and food processors in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Korea, Russia and Western Europe. Their purpose is to keep bacteria out of dairy products and prevent cattle from spreading disease through processing plants.
John Paone, RA, project architect at Paone Architecture, says, “The primary design goal was to house a chemical manufacturing, processing and storage facility along with supporting office spaces and labs. With project budgets always a concern, creativity is necessary with simple things, such as colors, panel and window layouts, and even light fixture styles and placement, to develop a building that is more than just a box.”
Munter Enterprises Inc. installed 18,000 square feet of Metl-Span’s 2-inch-thick CF36 IMPs. The IMPs have a 26-gauge Galvalume exterior sheet in Snow White and 26-gauge Galvalume interior sheet with Light Mesa texture in Igloo White. The 35,000-square-foot manufacturing facility was completed in June 2016.