ZANESVILLE, Ohio - A new 143,000-sq.-ft. Wendy's bakery facility includes extensive use of Metl-Span insulated foam panels in both exterior and interior applications.

Metal panels were used on this bakery facility for a clean, durable look with no delamination problems.
ZANESVILLE, Ohio - The New Bakery Company here, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wendy's International, produces more than 400 million sandwich buns per year for Wendy's restaurants. A new 143,000-sq.-ft. Wendy's bakery facility includes extensive use of Metl-Span insulated foam panels in both exterior and interior applications.

The project, completed late last year, utilizes 122,000-sq.-ft. of Metl-Span polyurethane insulated roof panels and 65,000-sq.-ft. of wall panels, all in Polar White.

Concerned about cleanliness and minimizing dust, Wendy's design/build contractor for the project, Exxcel Contract Management, Columbus, involved Suhar & Associates Architects, Cincinnati. The firm specializes in large food processing facilities.

According to architect John Suhar, "We have been recommending Metl-Span for more than 15 years. It's a durable, clean panel that has no delamination problems. And it provides great temperature control in the thicknesses that we needed."

Wendy's sought to avoid dust and flour mite issues that traditional fluted and corrugated decking can encourage.

That's where subcontractor Envirotech Construction Corp., Brazil, Ind., entered the picture. Envirotech specializes in cold storage and controlled-environment construction.

According to Mike Boles of Envirotech, "We didn't consider pursuing the project with any other roofing manufacturer. The Metl-Span CFR-42 standing seam roof panel is a flat, painted, sealed FDA-accepted surface. It's a one-piece, composite panel that was perfect for this job. Along with the architect, we took the owners to inspect other projects using Metl-Span panels. They were convinced."

The Metl-Span CFR-42 roof panel has a 42-in. net coverage and a mechanically closed standing seam that is 2-in. high. Profiling between the seams is a Mesa pattern with stucco embossing for added strength and superior appearance. Panels are extremely easy to clean and are attached to the structure with clips and fasteners concealed in the sidejoint to ensure maximum water tightness.

For more information contact Metl-Span at 877-585-9969 or visit www.metl-span.com.

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