Firestone Cuts Fabricated Wall Panels in Metal Consolidation

As part of efforts to consolidate its metal manufacturing operations, Firestone Building Products has discontinued production of its fabricated wall panels.

According to Christine Reppert, public relations manager of Firestone Building Products and Firestone Industrial Products, the company ceased metal manufacturing in two stand-alone metal facilities—Atlanta and Warren, Mich.—as well as a hybrid facility in Las Vegas.

This eliminated sales channels and manufacturing operations of Firestone’s fabricated wall panels and galvanized specialty sheet and coil, though it will still offer architectural sheet and coil. Meanwhile, its metal roof manufacturing has been centralized at its Anoka, Minn., facility. The Las Vegas facility remains as a roofing products distribution center.

“This was a business decision that was made after extensive review of the total metal business and its contributions to and impact on Firestone Building Products, now and in the future,” says Reppert. “We continue to offer complete building envelope solutions, but with a more optimal portfolio for our business.”

According to Patrick Marcouiller, general manager of wall systems at Firestone, “Enverge and UNA-CLAD brand products remain at the core” of its portfolio. The company will continue to market brake metal and flat sheet metal products through its network of independent sales representatives.

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