Schott Pharmaceutical

Metl-Span Panels Are Sure Cure For Pharmaceutical Project

Schott Pharmaceutical Packaging, a division of the worldwide Schott Corporation, selected Metl-Span panels for its new 173,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and office facility located in Lebanon, PA.

The exterior of the new building features a combination of masonry construction and more than 40,000 sq. ft. of Metl-Span’s CF-36A and CF-42 Striated polyurethane foam insulated panels installed in both horizontal and vertical orientation. The 3” panels were finished in Regal Gray over Polar White.

The CF Striated panel offers exceptional value while delivering the aesthetics of a flat wall panel. According to Sheila Snyder, project manager for design/build general contractor High Construction, Inc., Lancaster, PA, “Cost was definitely a factor. We initially considered several different materials, particularly masonry, but it just wasn’t affordable for the entire building. The Striated vertical panels offered great cost economies and allowed us to value-engineer to meet Schott’s budget.”

Ease of installation was also a factor in selecting Metl-Span. “The installation speed was remarkable,” Snyder reports. “Perley-Halladay was great to work with and had great attention to detail.”

According to Mark Doran of subcontractor Perley-Halladay Associates, Inc., West Chester, PA, “Given our history with Metl-Span products, we developed an attractive and cost effective strategy for this project. The CF-42 Striated panel installed vertically on the production areas of the facility allowed for a simplified steel frame and faster installation that lowered costs. As with any successful design/build job, there must be open and intelligent communication between all parties. We certainly had that on this project!”

Tom Marcinkoski, project architect for Greenfield Architects, Ltd., an affiliate of High Construction, agrees. “Perley-Halladay had great confidence in Metl-Span. And while we originally preferred all horizontal panels, the aesthetic outcome using the Striated panels in both vertical and horizontal is really superb.”

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