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Arundel Mills Building

Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Customer: Shenango of PA
Material: 19-SGLi-4 2-1/2 x 3/16

This project started back in November 2004. We initially quoted 19-DT-4 2" x 3/16" grating for the sunscreen. The owner of the building liked the way the Dove Tail looked and wanted to stay with steel.

In April of 2005, we got a call from Shenango of PA. They asked us about a job in Baltimore, MD where they needed grating for sunscreen. They faxed us an inquiry that was sent to them from Hostettler Construction. It was for 3750 SF of 19-DT-4 2-1/2" x 3/16" galvanized grating. We spoke with Shenango shortly after and asked if we could change the material type over to aluminum to save weight and also save some money on freight. Over the next four months we changed from 19-DT-4 2-1/2" x 3/16" to 19-ADT-4 2-1/2" x 3/16" to 19-SGI-4 2-1/2" x 3/16" to finally 19-SGLi-4 2-1/2" x 3/16". We went from 67,000 lbs to 16,000 lbs. Customer was happy because he liked the style, it was extremely strong and for less then a third the weight, saved $23,000 dollars over the initial material selected.

The owner has another building in the works that is a mirror image to the Arundel Mills building. Light I-Bar will be selected for the sunscreen again.

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