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Metal Sales: Company's Roof and Wall Panels Providing Aesthetics, Sustainability at Spokane Airport



Louisville, Ky. — Earlier this year, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp. provided more than 81,000 square feet of metal roof and wall panels for the snow removal equipment building at Spokane International Airport in Spokane, Wash.

The 50,800-square-foot snow removal equipment building includes nine equipment bays, a 5-ton bridge crane, and a washing station for eight 75-foot-long snow removal trucks.

Adding to the function of the building, the aesthetic is more than that of a typical storage and maintenance facility. The look is sleek with clean lines, and topping the structure is a wave-like roof that looks like a ribbon in the wind. The roof’s design mimics the rolling hills of the surrounding landscape and its flow is symbolic of the movement of travel.

The design team had four goals in mind when designing the facility: meet current FAA airfield snow and ice clearance requirements; provide storage and maintenance space for new snow removal equipment; achieve LEED certification; and use products that will withstand the Spokane weather conditions for several decades. To achieve these goals, the team chose to use metal roof and wall panels from Metal Sales.

“The snow removal equipment facility required products that are sustainable, aesthetically appealing, durable, and have a long life-cycle,” said Jim Cortner, principal, Cortner Architectural Co. “We’ve worked with Metal Sales on past projects and know they offer wall and roof panels that fulfill these requirements.”

More than 56,000 square feet of Metal Sales' 16-inch Magna-Loc standing seam roof panels with striations in a Dark Bronze finish, 18,400 square feet of IC72 wall panels in Slate Grey and Khaki, and 6,300 square feet of Soffit Panels in Dark Bronze outfit the facility. All Metal Sales panels have a long life span of 50 years or more, are 100 percent recyclable, and contain a high percentage of recycled material – contributing to sustainable building goals, such as LEED. All panel colors from Metal Sales are ENERGY STAR listed and can improve the energy efficiency of a building.

Metal Sales, with 21 locations in the U.S., is the premier nationwide provider of metal panels for the construction industry. For more information, visit

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