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Church Revitalized with Contemporary Aesthetic from Variety of Durable Metal Sales™ Panels

Metal Exterior Matches Modern Spirit of Grace Place Church in Colorado

The new Grace Place Church in Berthoud, CO shows off nearly 30,000 total square feet of wall, roof, and soffit panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation.
Grace Place Church is not your average church. It offers live concert performances, retreats and special worship just for kids. In order to make this sanctuary as contemporary as the organization itself, the church needed authentic materials that would match its mission. Enter Metal Sales™, providing thousands of feet of durable, sleek, and 100% recyclable metal panels. The versatile panels create a vibrant and welcoming aesthetic for Grace Place.
“We chose Metal Sales panels for a variety of reasons,” says Mike Vander Ploeg, Studio Director for Visioneering Studios, the architect of the project. “Not only did the panels provide us with great value, but they also served as a blank canvas for us to incorporate unique architectural features into Grace Place Church.”
Once spread out between four industrial buildings with only 300 seats for worshippers to squeeze into, Grace Place with the help of Metal Sales, has reached its full glory under one roof with an expanded 700-seat auditorium. The new Grace Place Church sits majestically on a 19-acre site complete with the new auditorium. A classic local restaurant, called Trailhead Café, was conveniently relocated to serve residents. Roll-up doors and expansive windows provide views of the Rocky Mountains.
The exterior of the large auditorium in Grace Place is clad with 12,000 square feet of 7/8” Corrugated 22 gauge Terra Cotta exterior wall panels from Metal Sales. The deep reddish brown color complements the exterior cladding of the entrance. More than 3,000 square feet of Metal Sales PBR-Panel 24 gauge champagne metallic panels adorn the front of the church and provide a pleasing backdrop for its sign.
The Grace Place Church roof features more than 13,000 square feet of Magna-Loc 24 gauge roof panels in Ash Gray. Metal Sales 24 gauge Soffit panels match the roof’s color, tying the polished look of the church together.
The impressive variety of Metal Sales panels available for the design of Grace Place, along with the company’s nationwide network of branches, made Metal Sales the ideal partner.
“In a business where time is money, location of product is paramount,” says Abe Johnson, Owner and President of Big Johnson Construction, the metal building erector for the project. “Metal Sales products perform very well and are available locally, which greatly expedited the completion of this project.”
In 1963, Metal Sales started as an agricultural-based company. Today, the company manufactures products for a wide variety of industries and serves the commercial, architectural, residential, and agricultural markets.
“We thought that Metal Sales’ background lent itself very well to this project in rural Colorado,” adds Vander Ploeg. “As a result, we are very happy with the finished product and the building is already well-known and highly regarded by the community.”
Grace Place Church was completed in October 2015. The project team included architect Visioneering Studios, Irvine, CA; general contractor Fransen Pittman General Contractors, Englewood, CO; metal building erector Big Johnson Construction, Fort Morgan, CO; and steel supplier B&C Steel, Gering, NE.
  • Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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Metal Sales™ Expands Product Offering at Rogers, MN Branch

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation announces significant product line expansion at the company’s Rogers, MN branch. Four new profiles will become part of the facility’s product mix and will provide customers with greater selection and faster service. The new products include:

·      Magna Loc Standing Seam Roof System

·      Vertical Seam Standing Seam Roof System

·      Soffit panel

·      Image II Residential Standing Seam Roof System

This product line expansion was introduced in response to customer and market demand. The availability of these popular profiles at the branch will enhance the company’s ability to work more closely with their customer base and to achieve market share growth.

“The exciting addition of these profiles diversifies our product mix, allowing us to further serve the residential, commercialand architectural markets,” says Brian Hofmeister, General Manager of the Rogers branch. “A reduction in lead time, increased quality control and competitive pricing adds significant value to our customer base which will allow them to better compete in our market.”

Scott Bacon, VP of Sales & Marketing, also commented “Metal Sales is committed to helping our customers grow their business, and they’ve told us what they are looking for. Providing them with more product options is just one way that we can help them.”

Metal Sales owns and operates 21 plants in 17 states, the most manufacturing locations of any metal wall or roof manufacturer in America. This robust infrastructure, outstanding customer service and company-owned trucking fleet allow Metal Sales to supply its customers with products wherever and whenever they need them.

  • Posted On 1 Aug 2016
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Update: New Tax Credit For Residential Metal Roofs

Homeowners can receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500, for Metal Sales metal roof panels installed on their principal residence. The deduction applies to roofs installed between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. With Metal Sales, environmental efficiency goes hand-in-hand with financial efficiency.
From the Metal Roofing Alliance:
“As reported at the recent MRA annual meeting, the U.S. government approved a $500 tax credit for qualifying residential metal roofs installed in 2015 and 2016. This provides a new marketing opportunity for the residential metal roofing industry, as this is the first time in several years that the tax credit isn’t just retroactive, but is guaranteed for the current year.”
For more information, visit our new Federal Tax Credits Page.
  • Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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Scott Bacon Named Vice President Sales and Marketing

Scott Bacon has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation in Louisville, KY.
“We are excited to welcome Scott to the Metal Sales team,” says Nick Dowd, President of Metal Sales. “He has extensive experience with metal wall and roof system. Scott brings an in-depth knowledge of both the architectural and post frame markets, and the distribution channels that service each market.”
Bacon most recently was employed as VP of Commercial Sales for Fabral. In addition, Bacon spent many successful years in sales and leadership roles with HH Robertson, Reynolds Metals Company, and Centria. Throughout his 30 years of building product industry experience, he has gained expertise in all aspects of metal roofing and siding commercial and architectural applications to include single skin products, insulated metal panels and metal composite material (MCM). Scott’s broad based industry experience and leadership skills make him an excellent match for Metal Sales.
Scott Bacon earned a Business Degree from Penn State University and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University. In addition, Scott served our nation as a member of the U.S. Army. We are thrilled to have Scott as he helps Metal Sales grow well into the future.
  • Posted On 15 Jan 2016
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Yellow Cab provides free transportation to Summerbridge students

Summerbridge is a free six-week program for approximately 40 middle school children from need-based socioeconomic backgrounds designed to help these students bridge the gap between academic years, while helping to alleviate brain drain over the summer. The students are in reading, writing and math classes every day. Another facet of the program is introducing the students to potential careers. The students submit their top three jobs that are interested in and the staff works with local business to afford the students the opportunity to shadow an employee.

On Tuesday July 14, the students will shadow at the following sites Barrett Dental Care on Shelbyville Road, Middletown Animal Hospital, All Pets Veterinary Center, Eclipse Bank, Louisville Executive Aviation, Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, The Kentucky Science Center, The Clinical Translational Research Building; a functional area of The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Judge Denise Clayton of the 4th Appellate District Court, Jewish Hospital, Judge Olu Stevens, and the Fire Department Headquarters. The students will be able to spend three hours at the sites and gain valuable knowledge about that specific profession.

Transportation to the majority of these sites and back to Sacred Heart Model Schools, where the program is being housed, is provided free of charge by Yellow Cab services. This day would not be possible without the continued support of the businesses and individuals who agree to take on the students and give up a few hours of their time, thank you all.


For questions about Yellow Cab contact Laura Dailey at (502) 214-7386.

For questions or inquiries about Summerbridge Louisville contact Carrie Peterson by phone at (502) 554-5538 or email at


Summerbridge is housed during the 6 week summer session at Sacred Heart Model School, 3107 Lexington Rd., 40206.  Sacred Heart has provided their facilities to Summerbridge Louisville for the summers since 2005.  If further information is needed concerning Sacred Heart Academy’s support for Summerbridge contact Laura Grinstead, Communications Manager, 3177 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206, office number (502) 896-6033, email

  • Posted On 30 Jul 2015
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Metal Sales™ Outfits 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome in New Orleans

LEED Platinum-Designed Home at Greenbuild Booth #1139

LOUISVILLE, KY – Metal Sales™ roof and wall panels will be showcased on the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome demonstration home at the 2014 Greenbuild International Expo in New Orleans, October 22-23. The 1,550 square foot modular home meets LEED® for Home Platinum requirements and will be available to tour at booth #1139 on the Expo floor.

·      Metal Sales Vertical Seam roof panels deliver a dependable, long-lasting, and beautiful roof for the home. These 16” wide, 24 gauge Acrylic-coated Galvalume metal panels have a long life span, are 100% recyclable and contain a high percentage of recycled content. Vertical Seam features a tall, narrow seam that is ideal for attaching solar photovoltaic systems.

·      Metal Sales Soffit Panels deliver a high-performing and sleek wall solution. These 12” wide and 24 gauge panels feature a Metal Sales Linen White Color with a PVDF finish. Linen White is ENERGY STAR® listed and certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council. The panels also contribute to LEED® points in both Steep Slope and Low Slope applications. Linen White Color Finish provides pinnacle performance, with a .83 solar reflectance – 89 in the Solar Reflectance Index.

After the Greenbuild Expo, the LivingHome will be permanently placed on a Make It Right site in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward to aid ongoing Katrina recovery efforts.

  • Posted On 15 Oct 2014
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Metal Sales™ Unveils New Standing Seam Roof System

T-Armor Series™ Adds Performance, Installation Ease and Design Flexibility to New or Existing Roofs

LOUISVILLE, KY…Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, the nation’s leader in metal roof and wall systems, introduces its newest product offering: the T-Armor Series™ Structural Standing Seam Roof System.

The T-Armor Series uses Metal Sales’ concealed clip design to allow for a sustainable, cost-effective and practical roofing panel system for new construction or retrofit. To achieve this level of performance, Metal Sales has implemented its unique sealed seam cap into the T-Armor Series. The sealed seam cap design has several advantages over the standard interlocking leg system, allowing for multi-directional panel installation, simple replacement of a damaged panel and provides superior weather tightness.

The T-Armor Series also offers an optional continuous concealed clip, specifically designed for roofs that are frequently exposed to high winds and heavy environmental loads. The clip can extend the full length of the panel or may be used only on specific areas of the roof. The continuous clip design creates an increased area of contact for panel-to-clip engagement, allowing the roof system to bear heavier loads and strengthen its wind uplift resistance. This clip design also allows for complete thermal expansion and contraction of roofing panels reducing risk of oil canning, and giving the system a tight weather seal that lasts for several decades.

  • Posted On 14 Oct 2014
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Metal Sales™ Renews Declare Label Through June 2015

Metal Sales has earned a renewed Declare Label through June 2015. Declare is an ‘ingredients label’ program for building products operated by the International Living Future Institute (the Institute). Declare aims to provide transparency and open communication by allowing manufacturers to voluntarily share their product sources, materials and manufacturing locations.

  • Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Jim Beam® American Stillhouse Wrapped in Metal Sales™

Metal Roof and Wall Panels Help Achieve LEED® Gold Certification

LOUISVILLE, KY… Metal Sales™ metal roof and wall panels outfit the LEED® Gold certified Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery in Clermont, KY. The Stillhouse showcases Jim Beam’s bourbon-making process by hosting tours in a sustainable and visually appealing facility.

The facility’s design unites Jim Beam’s family tradition, company history and commitment to sustainability with more than 31,000 square feet of Metal Sales products.

“The metal wall and roof panels gave us the look we wanted for the Stillhouse,” said Clark Barnette, AIA at Barnette Bagely Architects who served as architects of the Stillhouse. “There are several traditional rickhouses on the property and the corrugated panels allowed us to match the existing buildings.”

The LEED Gold project project recycled 25% of building materials and diverted more than 80% of the construction materials from landfills. Other sustainable features include occupancy sensors and control panels with built-in timers to regulate lighting throughout the facility to save energy. Low-flow water fixtures reduce water usage by 50% annually in the Stillhouse.

“Metal roof and wall panels are great building materials,” says Barnette. “They offer supreme durability, a unique look and are sustainable thanks to their recyclability.”

  • Posted On 13 May 2014
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Free cab rides make Derby safer

Louisville Kentucky: Early Times Mint Julep, the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby, and Yellow Cab are teaming up to offer vouchers for safe rides at select locations in Louisville during Kentucky Derby week in an effort to encourage people to plan ahead to keep drunk drivers off the roads. A specially designed Kentucky Derby – themed taxi will be in various areas of town. You’ll be asked to sign the taxi as your personal pledge to drink responsibly, and then you’ll receive a taxi voucher valued at $15, which you can redeem toward a safe ride home Derby weekend.

  • Posted On 1 May 2014
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