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.
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.
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.
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.