Heartland Services

Heartland Services Exterior Elevations

A.L. Huber approached SSM to help solve a concern of theirs on a new project.  The Architectural team at HOK wanted to use a set of glass fiber reinforced concrete panels for the cornice element on this new facility in Leawood, KS.  At about 6 feet tall, and with panels being 10 feet long, the cornice components are pretty robust and hefty.

To stick build a support assembly in the field could have added several weeks to the construction schedule and would not have necessarily guaranteed a good fit up between possible inconsistencies in the wood framing and the concrete panels.  Enter SSM with a galvanized steel gusset plate to solve for both problems.  

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SSM Open House

Standard’s President, Greg Ryder, and guests pause for a photo op.

On July 29th, SSM invited about 60 customers, vendors, architects and area contractors over to SSM to see some of the many changes that have happened over the last 18 months since Jeff and Shawn Mann moved into ownership positions along with the company’s founder, Greg Ryder.

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SSM Awarded Garmin Industries Project

Garmin Parking Facility

Garmin International’s headquarters is getting a new parking garage and SSM has been awarded the exterior cladding system.

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SSM begins work on the reconstruction of Westport Presbyterian Church

SSM begins work on the reconstruction of Westport Presbyterian Church

At the end of December, in 2011, a fire swept through the 27,000 square foot church, damaging much of the roof and the interior components.  The stone facade of the sanctuary building, built in 1905, remained.

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Comet Industries

A view of the pattern derived from the arial photo of a rail yard at Comet Industries

A main feature of the lobby space for the new facilities for Comet Industries is a series of custom, laser cut, carbon steel divider panels. Comet’s design team at Clockwork used areal imagery of a rail yard to develop a pattern for the screens that separate the lobby from some private offices adjacent to it.

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801 Fish

801 Fish

When the Iowa based 801 Chophouse group came to Kansas City to open their first seafood restaurant, they turned to Klover Architects to develop their space. Klover Architects wanted to create an environment that spoke of the sea without being too literal.

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Penguins Exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo

Penguins Exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo

Working with 3 Axis, inc., SSM utilized the use of our high speed laser cutter to fabricate the aluminum frames for a part of the new penguin exhibit at the Kansas City Zoo.

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Polsinelli Feature Wall

Polsinelli Feature Wall

3 Axis, Inc. first approached SSM Sheet Metal to provide the copper cladding for a feature wall in the new Polsinelli Head Quarters building.  This feature element, as designed by 360 Architects, becomes the focal point of the firm’s lobby.

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