Expo Floor at Mid America Club

Meet with industry-leading manufacturers of every possible exteriors product.

Over forty companies from cladding, glazing, framing + facade systems, to advanced materials and service sectors will be on hand to field questions and demo products for all of your project needs.

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Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) is the largest glass producer in North America. Vitro Glass is primarily focused on commercial and residential construction markets and produces industry-leading glass brands such as Solarban® solar control low-e glass, Sungate® passive low-e glass and StarphireUltra-Clear™ glass. Learn more at www.vitroglazings.com.

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Driven by a desire to serve our customers, YKK AP America offers market-driven products backed by world-class technology and a dedication to be the very best at what we do. Consistent with the philosophies and principles of the global YKK Group, we combine engineering, innovative system designs, and vertically integrated manufacturing processes to provide fenestration systems at the highest level of quality and at a competitive price.

Committed to protecting the environment and the communities in which we operate, the Dublin, Georgia manufacturing center has achieved ISO 14001 status recognizing our advanced environmental management systems for recycling and the conservation of natural resources

SPONSORS

Since AGROB BUCHTAL began manufacturing ceramic tile in 1755, we’ve been a leader in next-generation architectural ceramics. In the 1930’s we introduced non-slip ceramics, today we offer hydrophilic, self-cleaning ceramics for interior and exterior applications. Architects worldwide appreciate our ceramic products, customization options, and comprehensive Architects’ Services.

We’re a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We bring color to walls. Help protect the buildings you go in every day. We’re in your mobile devices, the cars and roads that move you around and are an essential part of the products that keep you healthy We supply innovative and sustainable paints, coatings and specialty chemicals to customers around the world. As well as offering key functionalities, our products also play a vital role in the manufacturing process in many industries.

Avenere Cladding is a US-based full-service designer-importer-distributor of NeaCera® Terra-cotta Rainscreen Solutions and is responsible for all aspects of its testing, code compliance and contract fulfillment. We specialize in serving the national design and contracting communities with high standards of service in all aspects of our work. These high standards are well established in our organization as a result of the requirements and industry standards upheld by our structural product affiliates for over 40 years.

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.

Cambridge Architectural began with an architect’s vision – an insight that perceived woven wire mesh as a unique and beautiful alternative to traditional designs. In 1958, Cambridge International produced a woven metal mesh to clad elevator interiors in the world-renowned Seagram Building in New York City. That first installation has lasted over 60 years, retaining its pristine look and condition.In the years that followed, a partnership formed between architects and Cambridge, which realized the possibilities for architectural mesh were endless. By working with architects all over the world and being open to new and adventurous designs, the Cambridge team began developing a new vision to integrate woven metal mesh into the built environment.

Corian® for exterior cladding brings personality to virtually any type of environment, enhancing and facilitating the lives of those who use and enjoy its unique potential. It can be crafted into almost any shape, for any place, for any purpose, and is available in a wide range of colors, offering you the freedom to design, explore, and create. Long-lasting, durable, and elegant, Corian® exterior cladding panels have a three-dimensional formability that has been liberating inventive and artistic minds for over 40 years.

The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces, which allow the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.

Cove.tool is the automated building consultant that balances performance vs cost to make the best early stage design decisions. Early stage modeling and optimization when information is least but impact is largest is vital for creating high performance buildings. By automating the simulation inputs and intelligently interpreting the results for report creation, cove.tool saves countless hours for architects and engineers. The open interface with validated simulation method empowers architects and engineers to quickly look through millions of possibilities to find innovative solutions to design problems. cove.tool is automated energy modeling for all making your buildings cost less and perform more.

Today, we are the leading supplier and manufacturer of products to the glass and glazing industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture a wide range of architectural hardware, including commercial and residential architectural railings, hardware for “all-glass” commercial entrances, transaction hardware, and frameless shower door hardware. Our U.S. Aluminum Division manufactures and supplies a complete range of products for commercial, institutional, retail, and government buildings. The extensive product range includes storefronts, entrance doors, windows, window walls, curtain walls, and sun control systems. We also manufacture a selection of quality windows for trucks and vans. More than one million square feet of space is dedicated to CRL’s manufacturing and supply operations in Los Angeles.

Dörken Systems Inc. delivers innovative, high performance air and moisture barriers for commercial facade construction, under our DELTA® brand. We are known for providing educational programs and full technical support. When you need protection you can count on, you can count on Dörken and all of our DELTA® products.

Eastman is a leading specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products including Saflex® & Vanceva® laminated glass interlayers that enhance glass in terms of safety, security, strength, style (color), solar and sound control. To help ensure projects meet stringent glazing requirements, we also provide expert technical support in the design phase.

EJOT is a German based global company serving the Building, Solar, Industrial and Automotive industries through over 35 subsidiaries and further sales offices and distribution partners world wide. The US Construction Division is Headquartered in Kenosha WI with an Application and Testing Facility in Wixom MI and a Sales Office in Phoenix AZ.

Erie Architectural Products is a leading corporation that provides innovative solutions to the high performance façade market. We partner with high quality glazing contractors on the supply of our own proprietary curtain wall systems. For more information, please see www.erieap.com

Fiandre, a leading company in the production of high range full-body porcelain tile, has a presence in over 100 countries throughout the world with a wide choice of solutions for floors and coverings which range from the contract to the wellness and residential industry, and from the medical to the leisure industry, responding to all building and living requirements.

Florim is an Italian company that is a leader in the world of manufacturing porcelain surfaces (up to 63’’x126’’) for all building, architecture, landscaping and interior design requirements. Its historical commitment has spearheaded research and technological innovation with its professional technical assistance that continues to distinguish the company since 1962.

Guardian SunGuard Advanced Architectural Glass and Glass Analytics tools provide facade solutions that allow architects and designers to explore all the aesthetic and functional possibilities of building with light while meeting increasingly complex energy, daylighting, LEED and performance requirements. New SunGuard SNX 51/23 glass offers an industry-leading combination of high visible light and low solar heat gain.

Halio North America is the exclusive provider of Halio™ smart-tinting glass, the world’s most advanced natural light management system. The next generation of electrochromic, Halio looks like conventional clear glass until it tints to cool shades of gray in less than 3 minutes to block unwanted heat and reduce glare.

Hilti offers products, systems and solutions for every application on the jobsite. Whether our customers work in construction, civil engineering, energy, mechanical, electrical, steel and metal, or interior finishing, Hilti is here to help them build a better future. Hilti products and systems include powder-actuated fastening, drilling and demolition, diamond coring and cutting, measuring, firestop, screw fastening, adhesive and mechanical anchoring, and strut and hanger systems. And that’s only the beginning. Every Hilti product and system is backed with research, training, software, service and support.

Hydro delivers customized aluminum extrusions for your own building systems as well as complete branded systems for the building envelope. Our Sapa, Technal and Wicona brands develop and manufacture complete systems, while our local manufacturing plants produce the architectural extrusions that fit your own systems.

Since our founding in 1926, Indiana Limestone Company has continued to build upon its tradition of excellence and innovation. From our blocks and slabs, to residential and commercial building veneers and landscaping products, we are the leading fully integrated supplier of the Nation’s Building Stone.

JE Berkowitz, LP is a leading architectural glass fabricator. Founded in 1920, the ISO 9001 certified company serves customers for the domestic and overseas architectural markets. Products include Tempered Glass, Insulating Glass, Spandrel Glass, Silk-Screen Glass, Glass Doors and Entrances, Laminated Glass and Point Supported Canopy and Wall Systems.

As leaders in energy-efficient daylighting applications, Kalwall offers the most highly insulating, light transmitting products on the market. Over more than 60 years, we have perfected this unique fenestration technology that harvests glare-free daylight while providing the ultimate in thermal performance and solar control. Our products can meet a wide range of specialty applications including high impact, blast resistant, and explosion venting systems.

Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building products and systems for the commercial construction industry. From thermal efficiency and sustainability to hurricane and blast resistance, we offer a dynamic range of innovative, high-performing products/systems for renovation and new construction. Kawneer’s comprehensive product portfolio includes entrances, framing systems, windows and curtain wall systems.

Today at Kinestral, we’re transforming glass into responsive, intelligent, beautiful architectural elements that transition from clear to tinted to dark, automatically or on command. We’re transforming architecture and design by offering a much more versatile architectural element for windows, skylights and walls. We’re transforming buildings, homes – and eventually cities – to be more sustainable, efficient, and beautiful. Most importantly, we like to think that we’re transforming lives by giving people unprecedented comfort and control of their indoor environments and more connection with the outside world, while creating inspiring spaces for living and working.

Metl-Span delivers high-quality, durable and energy-efficient insulated metal panels designed for unparalleled performance to stand the test of time. Founded in 1968, Metl-Span provides insulated metal panels and building materials to the commercial, industrial and cold storage industries. For more information on Metl-Span products, call 877-585- 9969 or visit metlspan.com.

Neolith, a Sintered Compact Surface, is a revolutionary new product category pioneered by TheSize to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and interior design needs. Designed and produced in Spain, Neolith is a 100% natural product with extraordinary technical characteristics that make it an ideal material for exterior and interior applications.

Palagio Engineering is a company founded over 40 years ago that has evolved believing in the Florentine artisan tradition of terracotta without sacrificing technological innovations to combine quality, durability and beauty. Our goal is to provide a quality service, punctual on time and with definite costs to give customers and designers, the tranquility to concentrate on their work in complete freedom.

Today, ventilated facades are considered to be the most advanced, effective and safest means of installing ceramic tiles on facades, providing buildings with aesthetic, technical and environmental benefits. Porcelanosa offers technical assistance throughout your entire project, from the design stage through to construction. We offer a multidisciplinary team comprising architects, engineers, CAD experts and tile specialists.

For over 50 years, PPG has pushed the limits of what’s possible in architectural metal coatings. What started with the revolutionary DURANAR® coatings in 1967 has grown to include advances like infrared-reflective pigments and customizable powder coatings, innovations that are more versatile, architect-friendly and environmentally compatible than ever before.

PURE + FREEFORM specializes in Architectural Metal Walls and Ceilings for interiors and exteriors. Our custom metal panels are affordable and definitely work within the scope of most budgets. In addition to metal walls and panels, we are recognized by architects as the custom metal panels of choice to create inspiring one-of-a-kind interior millwork. Our superior LUMIFLON resin outperforms the competition and maintains both gloss and color; and our panels can be fabricated on site or in the fabricator’s shop.

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. We offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry. Our insulation products are based on innovative stone wool technology and today we are the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. The ROCKWOOL group also includes a range of sister companies delivering specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors.

Reflection Window + Wall, LLC is a Chicago based company focused on the design, manufacture and installation of high end window wall and many other façade component products. We have earned a reputation as an industry leader in servicing the mid-rise and high rise developers.

Schüco provides state-of-the-art window and facade technology tailored for all market sectors, from private homes to commercial and industrial projects. To achieve this, a broad product portfolio consisting of high quality materials is needed. Schüco systems meet and exceed the most demanding requirements for energy efficiency, security, comfort and design.

SFS Nvelope rainscreen cladding support systems are develop to support the most demanding cladding materials. Adjustable brackets and rails available in vertical or horizontal systems for exposed or concealed fastened applications are cost effective, easy to install or adjust and accommodate a wide range of cavity depths. Nvelope systems meet structural and thermal demands of today’s building requirements.

Shildan is the leading supplier of terracotta rainscreen and sunscreen products for iconic and energy efficient building faҫades. Shildan introduced Terracotta Rainscreen to the US market 15 years ago and has completed 300 institutional projects. Shildan is a solutions company. Our experienced technical sales team offers early design guidance to architects, engineers & owners, design build services and technical assistance. Shildan specializes in designing and engineering systems to meet the needs of today’s high performing facades.

Spectrum Metal Finishing, Inc., is a custom applicator of liquid and powder coatings servicing the commercial construction markets throughout the US. A member of PPG’s elite “Certified Applicator Program” and ISO-9001 Certified. Licensed by all major Kynar 500 paint suppliers. We meet/exceed all AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605 specs with capabilities up to 33’ with 20 year warranties.

Specified Technologies Inc. (STI) is a leading manufacturer of innovative firestop solutions designed to stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. With over 1,300 UL® Classified systems, STI specializes in cutting edge perimeter fire containment systems including backpan designs, flush and reduced sill heights, and connection protection.

SWISSPEARL is the leading European manufacturer of cement composite façades for quality, high-end architecture. As the world leader in coloration technology and facade knowledge, our cement panels offer a wide range of products, aspects and colors specially designed to meet architects’ needs for superior rainscreen cladding applications.

Tecnoglass is a fully integrated group of companies including Tecnoglass SA, ESWindows and Alutions, which offer the latest technology on glass, aluminum frames, facades and window systems. These companies employ over 5000 people and sell to 27 countries, providing single source responsibility in all their products.

TerraCORE Panels provides interior and exterior honeycomb-backed panels ranging from natural stone, porcelain and PVDF aluminum, offering a lightweight design and increased speed of installation in comparison to conventional cladding systems. TerraCORE’s honeycomb-backed stone panels serve as excellent replacements for heavy dimensional materials traditionally used for cladding, cornices or columns.

Terreal North America designs and manufactures terra cotta wall claddings, sunscreens and roof tiles. Terreal North America is a subsidiary of Ludowici Roof Tile, both based in New Lexington, Ohio. As part of a family of terra cotta companies, Terreal’s products are engineered and manufactured in facilities with over 300 years of terra cotta production experience. With 26 factories worldwide, Terreal’s automated processes and large production capacities allow for affordable terracotta product solutions.

Tremco is North America’s leading supplier of building envelope solutions for managing air, moisture and thermal transmission. Glazing systems incorporate high-performance silicone sealants, rubber extrusions, gaskets, tapes and setting blocks. Along with compatible air/vapor barriers and window-to-wall transitions, Tremco systems help ensure continuity and meet challenging design and performance criteria.

The Trosifol® PVB Division of Kuraray offers the widest portfolio of laminated glass interlayers on the market today.  This presentation introduces the Trosifol® ultra-clear, acoustic, and colored PVB interlayers and stiff ionoplast interlayers  that provide safety, sound control, decorative, structural and security benefits. As part of the presentation, we will show the post-breakage performance of laminated glass with a live impact demonstration.

As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. We connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives.

Valspar has been a leader in the art and science of coatings for over 200 years. Our factory applied Fluropon 70% PVDF metal coatings have a full palette of field-proven, high-performance, architectural finishes that will help you achieve any design while meeting the industry’s toughest standards, including AAMA 2605.

Viracon offers a complete range of architectural exterior glass products. We not only fabricate glass, we also deliver design, aesthetic, budget and performance solutions for projects big and small. Our offering includes insulating, laminated, silk-screened, digital print, spandrel, hurricane-resistant, acoustical, blast-mitigating, electronic eavesdropping mitigating and a broad selection of proprietary high performance coatings.

Walter P Moore is an international company of engineers, architects, innovators, and creative people who solve some of the world’s most complex structural and infrastructure challenges. Providing structural, diagnostics, civil, traffic, parking, transportation, enclosure, and construction engineering services. We design solutions that are cost- and resource-efficient, forward-thinking, and help support and shape communities worldwide. Founded in 1931 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, our 600+ professionals work across 18 U.S. offices and five international locations.

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