Stainless Steel Adds Beauty to Multi-Level Parking Deck
MUKWONAGO, WI—JULY 27, 2011—Banker Wire was selected to provide a stainless steel wire mesh for the Randhurst Village Parking Garage, a multi-level parking deck located in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
McShane Construction was the general contractor of the three-story, 239,136 square foot parking deck at Randhurst Village, a 100-acre mixed-use center. The multi-level parking deck, completed in early 2011, provides 586 parking spaces for shoppers and visitors. The exterior of the garage utilized a combination of precast concrete and architectural screen materials to blend seamlessly with the development.
"The original architectural specifications called for European cable and rod flexible mesh, a cable and rod combination requiring the multiple panels of various dimensions to be tensioned in order to be framed" says Ken Tardio of Meyer Metal Systems.
Harrison Horan, vice president, Banker Wire, said, "Meyer Metal Systems came to us to see if we had an alternative solution to the tensioned panels. We came up with a weave that matched the European cable and rod flexible mesh specifications in spacing and diameter and created it as a 'rigid' mesh. Banker Wire's mesh cost substantially less than the cable material. This allowed Meyer to introduce a less expensive option while maintaining the architectural requirements."
"We have worked with Banker Wire in the past and have always been pleased with their efficiency," added Tardio. "They study the need at hand and come back quickly with an innovative solution that meets or exceeds the structural and aesthetic specifications at reduced costs for the project."
Meyer Metal Systems, Elgin, Illinois, has specialized in architectural metals and powder-coated aluminum rails for commercial projects since 1999.
Banker Wire has the most modern and productive pre-crimped, wire mesh mill in the country. The Banker fabrication department offers a full list of value-added processes including an extensive range of woven and welded wire mesh cut to size, formed, welded, or framed with state-of-the-art grid welding equipment. An infinite number of spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed, are available to meet the demands of many diverse industries. Banker Wire recently introduced several new lines of woven wire mesh.
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About Banker Wire
Banker Wire is the world’s leading manufacturer of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. With the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., Banker Wire provides custom-weaved material for any aesthetic on any scale – from intricate design highlights to expansive building facades. Founded in 1896, Banker Wire’s manufacturing expertise has been refined for more than a century, bringing unmatched customization, quality, and service to customers. State-of-the-art grid welding equipment provide a wide variety of wire alloy, spacing and diameter configurations, trimmed or untrimmed. For more information visit https://www.bankerwire.com.
About Architectural Woven Wire Mesh
Pre-crimped woven wire mesh is constructed of individual wires that are crimped prior to being woven together on a loom. Pre-crimping the wires provides a much higher degree of control during the weaving process. This allows for far more intricate and interesting patterns, as well as unique customization, to meet the vision of the designer. Banker Wire has refined and innovated its crimping process more than any other manufacturer, delivering more than 8,000 different spacing, diameter, and crimp combinations, plus endless customization options. As a result, Banker can make any woven wire mesh pattern imaginable – manufactured to specify for any project type.