The new West Building of Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center will use CertainTeed's ToughGard2 Textile duct liner and standard duct wrap insulation.

Scheduled to open in 2007, the West Building expansion will add 470,000 square feet of exhibition space and 61 meeting rooms to the existing 2.2 million square feet of exhibition space and 112 meeting rooms at McCormick Place. The convention center is well known in the HVACR industry as being a regular host to the AHR Expo.

The new building will feature over 300,000 square feet of sheet metal HVAC ductwork, lined on the interior with ToughGard2 and wrapped with CertainTeed's standard duct wrap insulation.

"We are very pleased to have our ToughGard2 and standard duct wrap insulation specified in the new McCormick Place West Building project," said Howard Deck, president of CertainTeed's insulation group. "It speaks volumes for our products to be associated with this nationally renowned building. These products should provide the building with excellent thermal and acoustical performance for many years to come."