Columbus Air Center

Metl-Span Panels Provide Major Transformation For Aging Business Park

The origin of Columbus International Aircenter, a 180-acre business park at the Columbus, OH airport, dates back to 1941 when it was home to the Curtis Wright Company.

More than 400,000 square feet of Metl-Span’s CF-42 polyurethane foam insulated wall panels helped transform this aging facility into attractive, contemporary quarters for office, warehouse and aviation usage.

Multiple buildings exist on the site, all of which were covered with a corrugated concrete wall material.  “This all had to be removed and abated,” according to Mike Boles of Envirotech Construction Corp., Brazil, IN, the subcontractor on the project.  “We had to do only minimal structural steel work on the buildings before installing the panels.”

The installation was sequenced around existing tenants, with the entire process being completed in less than six months, in spite of the many buildings involved.

“In addition to ease of installation,” says Boles, “the real advantage of the Metl-Span panels is that they provide an exterior finish and an interior finish, plus a great insulation value, all in one piece.”

The 2” panels used at Columbus Aircenter feature a Mesa pattern profile with stucco embossing for added strength and superior appearance.

Metl-Span pioneered the development of insulated metal panels and continues to make significant contributions to design innovations and technology that have become industry standards.  For more information on the complete line of Metl-Span products, call 877-585-9969 or visit