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Metal Roof and Wall Panels Help Achieve LEED® Gold CertificationLOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales™ metal roof and wall panels outfit the LEED® Gold certified Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery in Clermont, KY. The Stillhouse showcases Jim Beam’s bourbon-making process by hosting tours in a sustainable and visually appealing facility.The facility’s design unites Jim Beam’s family tradition, company history and commitment to sustainability with more than 31,000 square feet of Metal Sales products.“The metal wall and roof panels gave us the look we wanted for the Stillhouse,” said Clark Barnette, AIA at Barnette Bagely Architects who served as architects of the Stillhouse. “There are several traditional rickhouses on the property and the corrugated panels allowed us to match the existing buildings.”The LEED Gold project project recycled 25% of building materials and diverted more than 80% of the construction materials from landfills. Other sustainable features include occupancy sensors and control panels with built-in timers to regulate lighting throughout the facility to save energy. Low-flow water fixtures reduce water usage by 50% annually in the Stillhouse.“Metal roof and wall panels are great building materials,” says Barnette. “They offer supreme durability, a unique look and are sustainable thanks to their recyclability.”The Stillhouse exterior features 11,800 square feet of 22 gauge, 7/8” Corrugated wall panels in Old Zinc Grey with custom-painted Jim Beam branding on the front facade. The visual interest is continued inside the building with 11,475 square feet of 22 gauge, 7/8” Corrugated perforated interior wall panels in Old Zinc Grey acting as an interior liner. The Stillhouse is topped with more than 7,500 square feet of 22 gauge, 16” striated Vertical Seam roof panels in Slate Grey and Matte Black. TL-17 soffit panels in Matte Black provide the finishing touch and seamlessly match the look of the structure. All panels feature a PVDF (Kynar 500®) color finish.All of the panel colors from Metal Sales are listed with ENERGY STAR®, improving energy-efficiency and reducing the amount of energy needed for cooling. The panels also have a long life span of 50 years or more, are 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled material – contributing to LEED points. In addition to its products, Metal Sales boasts a 50-year heritage of outstanding customer service.“Metal Sales has been a great partner over the years,” says Larry Davis, estimator at JC Industries Inc who served as the metal panel installer. “On every project, they’ve provided engineering and technical support. Not to mention, their quick delivery and short lead times cater to tight deadlines.”Metal Sales has 21 locations throughout the United States. The company’s highly-trained professionals offer comprehensive, user-friendly product information and work with project managers, estimators, installers and engineers until each product application is successfully completed. Due to their efforts to maintain this level of customer service, Metal Sales has developed long-lasting partnerships with their customers.The Jim Beam American Stillhouse received LEED Gold certification in April 2013. The project team included owner Beam Inc., Clermont, KY, architect Barnette Bagley Architects, PSC, Lexington, KY and general contractor and metal installer, JC Industries Inc, Louisville, KY. For more information about the Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery, visit http://www.americanstillhouse.com.About Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the commercial, agricultural and residential construction industries. Metal Sales inspires construction professionals and building owners with design solutions that offer a longer life cycle, lower maintenance and higher resale value than traditional building materials. With the industry's largest and most knowledgeable sales and technical support team, Metal Sales has the expertise to address today's challenges in high-performance, sustainable and Net-Zero building. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, Metal Sales has outreach around the world, delivering outstanding roof, wall and fascia metal panels from its 21 facilities throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.metalsales.us.com.