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Methods & Materials Expo

Grow your materials knowledge, get hands-on with new products and valuable face time with industry experts in the Methods & Materials Expo.

  • Quality Building Materials from Top Exhibitors
  • Spec products for your projects
  • Design Ideas and Inspiration
  • Make a Connection with Industry Leaders

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Participating Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

YKK AP America is a national manufacturer of award-winning commercial façade systems, architectural windows and residential doors and windows. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.

Jamilla Walcott Director of Marketing and Product Management

Gold Sponsors

Bisam Facade is your neighborly solution partner for all your needs-whether your project entails windows, doors, storefronts, balustrades, metal panel works or even custom elements, we are your aluminum solution destination!

At Bisam Facade, our number one priority is maintaining the finest service-to-price ratio available now, and coming soon to the rest of the United States, originating in New York City. Bisam Facade with its more than 20 years of experience, local sales & after sales service teams and supplier partners that are globally known crafts a high level of expertise at aluminum enveloping field. As a trusted member of the aluminum community, we innately understand your needs- and apply the full force of our infrastructure to achieve your goals. In this way, we excel in all your aluminum-based endeavors, epitomized in our one simple motto: Building Envelope Systems

Niyazi Can Technical Director

Founded in 1906, Kawneer’s pioneering architectural solutions continue to advance modern design with resilient, distinctive buildings that promote well-being. With locations across North America and Europe, Kawneer offers global technical expertise, champions sustainable construction methods and is building legacies for future generations.

Chris Giovannielli Global Director of Product Management

Longboard® Architectural Products provides the design and construction community with inspiring architectural products for thoughtful spaces. Founded in 2005, Longboard manufactures top-quality extruded aluminum profiles that are offered in a variety of solid color and woodgrain powder-coated finishes for interior and exterior spaces.

Chris Heider Business Development Manager

North Glass is the industry’s strongest and largest glass deep-processing equipment R & D and manufacturing enterprises. Its leading flat glass production products have ranked first in the world for 14 consecutive years. Its independent development of the Low-E coating production line has become a global leader in the coating industry.

Bob Zhang Sales Director | North America

SAFTI FIRST has over 35 years of experience in testing, innovating and providing technologically advanced fire rated glass and framing systems. Our products are tested, certified, listed and labeled both by UL and Intertek/Warnock-Hersey. SAFTI FIRST is also the fire rated glass and framing division of O’Keeffe’s Inc., a leading USA manufacturer of architectural glass and metal products for 80 years.

SAFTI FIRST was the first company to develop and bring to market a fully listed and labeled fire resistive wall and door assembly using clear, ASTM E-119 rated advanced glazing and framing assemblies proudly manufactured here in the USA. We continue to be the leading single-source manufacturer of USA made fire resistive glass and framing assemblies.

Tim Nass VP of Sales

Specified Technologies Inc. leads the industry in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases. For over 25 years, our team has worked hand in hand with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems. Since firestopping is our only business, we concentrate all our resources on providing the highest quality, fully tested, innovative firestopping solutions.

Aaron Alterman Curtain Wall & Facade Specialist

Silver Sponsors

Welcome to a renaissance in architectural beauty and functionality. At Aire Renaissance, we open new vistas in design and function with louvers that seamlessly integrate with your building’s façade and deliver the best performance. As a national distributor drawing on over three decades of collaboration with designers, façade consultants, contractors and building owners, we have honed our boutique solutions to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of the entire construction team. The results are louvers that go beyond beauty to optimize the functionality of new construction and renovations.

Bob Cangemi President

AkzoNobel offers a complete range of products for architectural aluminum, including TRINAR liquid spray coatings and INTERPON powder coatings. Both meet AAMA 2605 standards for Superior Performance and are ideal for monumental projects as well as residential and institutional applications. Widely specified for their performance, durability and color and gloss retention, AkzoNobel coatings ensure the look you spec is the look that lasts.

Arturo Lugo Architect & Specifications Professional

ALUCOIL is a high-tech company, innovative and growth-orientated, whose cutting-edge production lines turn out the latest innovative products. ALUCOIL has been since 1996 manufacturing and transforming high-tech aluminium materials for building and construction, with more than 40 years of know-how in the aluminium field.

Mourad El Garci Architectural Project Development Manager

Americlad, LLC is a Minnesota-based manufacturer of architectural metal products including various types of wall panel systems (plate, composite, modular, flat lock, and AmeriPRO™ corrugated profiles), column covers, laminated panels, sunshades, louvers, equipment screens, and custom metal fabrication.

Allan Rylance Regional Sales Manager

Automated Fenestration Inc (AFI) is North America’s leader in actuators & controls for windows and skylights for natural ventilation and smoke/heat exhaust. Automated Fenestration Inc is a fully independent UL Listed manufacturer with a long standing reputation in the industry since 1987

Walter Rodriguez Vice President

CENTRIA Innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world envision metal as the future of the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection technology, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project at

Andrew Ashton, CSI Business Development Manager

CUPACLAD® is a natural slate rainscreen cladding system which offers a range of cladding solutions, from traditional to contemporary, offering architects and specifiers a wide choice, suiting any individual design.

CUPACLAD® uses high quality and durable slate and is installed using a new and efficient fixing system designed by CUPA PIZARRAS.

Patrick Penza Regional Sales Manager - Northeast

Elemex manufactures superior architectural facade systems in our state-of-the-art facility and supports all aspects of your project from concept to completion. Our Ceramitex® panels are non-combustible, UV resistant, climate defiant and graffiti proof. Built on our proprietary Unity attachment technology, it provides seamless integration of a wide variety of surfaces.

Mallory Dow Architectural Sales Manager

EQUITONE facades are high-density, high-performance fiber cement panels. Available in 5 textures and 60+ colors, the design possibilities are limitless. EQUITONE cladding is sustainable and non-combustible so they are as safe and durable as they are beautiful.

Kellie Knuff-Perkins US Sales Manager

ES is a leading company in the design and manufacture of windows, facades, and architectural systems that incorporate aluminum and glass for the residential and commercial construction industries. With more than 40 years of experience, we have specialized in providing solutions to the most complex projects, including high thermal performance and hurricane resistant systems, responding efficiently to the requests of architects and developers. As a window and door manufacturer we develop a variety of products, such as windows, window walls, curtain walls, storefronts, doors, railings and interiors for residential, high-rise, and commercial projects.

Jason Knapp Sales Representative Northeast

Florim group has been producing ceramic surfaces for over 60 years. The group has around 1,400 employees worldwide and a turnover of over 500 million dollars. Synonymous with quality, competence, and sustainability, it is known to the market with high-end Italian and American brands. The company, after becoming a Benefit Company, obtained the B Corp certification in 2020.

Matteo Calisesi Technical Business Development - North America

Frontek is a world recognized brand in the Architectural building market for superbly engineered and high performing facade systems. In partnering with Greco Gres, world leader and innovator of high end extruded porcelain panels, Frontek developed an ICC-Certified double ventilated rainscreen system that both maximizes design flexibility and simplifies installation.

Dotan Yeffet Director

GCP Applied Technologies is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include high-performance waterproofing products and specialty systems such as PERM-A-BARRIER®, SILCOR® and PREPRUFE®, additives for cement and concrete and the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at

Kelley Panariello Senior Project Manager

Graniti Vicentia offers Ventilated Facades, a multi-layer solution that enables the installation of covering elements. The structure is anchored to the building, creating an air gap. This gap provides effective natural ventilation, removing heat and moisture for greater energy efficiency. Insulation increases the system’s energy performance and acoustic absorption.

Michael Willis Chief Operating Officer

Hydro delivers customized aluminum extrusions for your own building systems as well as complete branded systems for the building envelope. Our Sapa, Technal and Wicona brands develop and manufacture complete systems, while our local manufacturing plants produce the architectural extrusions that fit your own systems.

Paul Walker Business Development Manager

KEIL is a German family company and leading manufacturer of concealed anchors for ventilated rainscreen facades.
More than 50 years of experience in drilling and attaching make us your competent partner. We are pleased to advise you on your particular attachment questions. Every professional can rely on the high quality of KEIL products.

Abi Michailidis President of TILE-EZE Inc

For over 75 years, Kolbe windows and doors are best known for superior quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. From expansive windows to detailed doors, Kolbe offers a range of innovative, high-performing products. With an ever-expanding product lineup, Kolbe offers more functionality than ever before – paired with endless options for customization.

Karl AlKallassy VistaLuxe Collection AL LINE Technical Support

Kriskadecor is specialized in customized exterior installations with aluminum chain. The versatility of aluminium chains allows for transforming any space with endless creative possibilities, providing shade and privacy, or enhancing the thermal environment of a building. Additionally, they play a crucial role in the rehabilitation of façades.

Mohamed Salama International Business Development

Kuraray’s Advanced Interlayer Solutions (AIS) business is a leading global specialist in the development, manufacture, and supply of Trosifol® PVB and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers for laminated glass in architectural applications. The AIS portfolio’s innovative glass-laminating solutions include structural and functional interlayers for safety, security, impact resistance, bird-friendly glazing, sound insulation, and UV protection.

Alberto Alarcon Marketing Specialist

MegaKer American engineering company specialized in facades and high-tech mineral systems and materials. Classic and Innovative systems for natural and sintered stone with ingenuity solutions, when necessary associated with our patented composite materials.

Engineering new buildings and renovating old ones, interiors, exteriors, landscape and artworks design offering a prime selection from our own quarries and factories based all over the world. 40 years of history, references and expertise, proposing turn-key package, all included, from selection, top design and full assistance.

Exclusive range of natural stones tested through centuries of applications and fabricated with the most advanced robotized machinery. Fabrication made in USA and on time service throughout the country and abroad.

There is more but we will tell you face-to-face, we are not an internet link but a real person to person organization.

We do not promise the moon but the rocket to get there.

Giancarlo Pilotto CEO

We are a developer and manufacturer of advanced cladding systems, evolved from almost 20 years of perfecting the art and science of cladding with an ultra lightweight, strong, and highly integrated system.

Integrated solar cladding is the natural evolution of these facade materials that focuses on sustainability,energy-generation, and beauty.
Our sustainable facades are designed to expedite construction schedules, reduce construction costs, and improve building performance by offering high-performance external envelope assemblies with thermal efficiency, improved fire safety performance criteria, increased design/application.

Cory Fry Sales Director

NEOLITH leads the sintered stone industry with sophisticated designs and a robust commitment to sustainability. Its high-performance architectural surface, crafted from 100% natural components, establishes a distinctive standard for excellence in construction materials. NEOLITH’s technical features make it the ideal surface for architects to innovate in furniture, countertops, flooring, cladding, and facades.

Alejandro Daras Global Projects Director

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, Inc. is North America’s leading vertically integrated manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of architectural hardware, glass and glazing systems. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, OBE is a world-class building products company with significant presence in every major market in the U.S. and Canada. OBE manufactures high-performance architectural glass products and aluminum framing systems and distributes complementary hardware and glazing supplies.

Chris Gall Architectural Business Development Manager

Driven by innovation, color and sustainability, PPG has been changing what’s possible in architectural metal coatings since 1967. What started with revolutionary PPG DURANAR today includes infrared-reflective pigments, customizable powders and now, PPG CORAFLON Platinum, the newest addition to PPG’s world-class fluoropolymer powder coatings for architectural metal and aluminum sheets.

Gary Edgar Architectural Specifications Manager, Industrial Coatings

Our goal is to increase the value of buildings and to enhance the living and working environment of people worldwide.

Reynaers Aluminium is a leading specialist in the development, distribution, and commercialization of innovative and sustainable aluminum architectural solutions. These include a wide variety of windows, doors, and curtain walls. Besides the extensive range of standard solutions, we also develop customized solutions tailored to the individual customer or project.

Tobiasz Staszak Area Manager - North America

Rigidized® Metals Corporation has led the world in the development and production of deep-textured, three dimensional metals used in architectural, industrial and transportation applications. Rigidized® Metals products are known for their attractive, economical and functional appeal. The Rigidized® Metals deep-texturing process adds strength, impact resistance and the ability to hide scratches. It also allows for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.

Kevin Porteus Director of Business Deveopment

SFS is a leading manufacturer of rainscreen cladding support systems with drainage and back-ventilation, featured with our NVELOPE product line. Our fasteners, brackets, rails and other components can adapt to work with a variety of facades while delivering uncompromising quality with cost-efficiency and help you meet code compliance requirements.

Tarro Jefferies-Freer Business Development Manager-NVELOPE

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar Architectural Metal Coatings) is a leader in the art and science of high-performance coatings that excel in both beauty and function. Our long-lasting Fluropon® 70% PVDF architectural coatings for coil and extrusion applications comes to life through an unlimited palette of 50,000+ colors and aesthetic effects and will keep your building façade looking new for decades to come. Coating applications include Curtain Wall, Metal Wall Panel Systems, Metal Roofing, Aluminum Window and Door Frames, Skylights, Soffits and Fascia, and more.

Rich Rosenbaum Architectural Manager, East Coast + Canada

Shildan provides terracotta rainscreen and sunscreen products and systems for iconic faҫades. Shildan introduced Terracotta Rainscreen to the US market in 1998 and continues to push the envelope and redefine extruded terracotta. Shildan specializes in designing and engineering systems to meet the needs of today’s high performing facades.

Jen Marchesani Vice President Sales & Marketing

Skyline Design offers you an unlimited combination of design options to fully customize glass for your exterior project. Each glass panel can be created from a unique piece of artwork and tailored to your specifications for façades, curtain walls, rainscreens, canopies, railings, wayfinding, and surface one bird-friendly glass.

Mark Toth National Sales Director

Spectrum Metal Finishing, Inc., is a custom applicator of liquid and powder coatings servicing the commercial construction markets throughout the US. A member of PPG’s elite “Certified Applicator Program” and ISO-9001 Certified. Licensed by all major Kynar 500 paint suppliers. We meet/exceed all AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605 specs with capabilities up to 33’ with 20 year warranties.

Jared Ruggieri National Sales Manager

TAKTL is an organization of researchers, designers, and manufacturers with an exclusive focus on Architectural Ultra High Performance Concrete (A|UHPC®) facade elements. Driven by the world’s first vertically integrated UHPC manufacturing facility, we specialize in collaborative design, fabrication, and delivery of the highest quality custom A|UHPC facades.

Kevin Gannon Director, Strategic Programs

TerraCORE Panels is a leading provider of lightweight panelized cladding systems with an expansive portfolio of solutions. In partnership with Fiandre, TerraCORE offers a large-format porcelain rainscreen façade system that serves as an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional cladding in a vast array of colors and finishes. Utilizing a one-million-sqft plant in Crossville, TN, TerraCORE’s porcelain system serves as one of the premier “Made in the USA” cladding products on the market. TerraCORE’s lightweight panel systems offer increased speed and ease of installation while facilitating the design and construction of lean and sustainable buildings.

Trevor Ede VP Of Sales

Glazing Rubber Seals and Gaskets for Innovative Projects – At Vicone, we supply a wide range of silicone and EPDM window and glazing seals, custom-made to your specifications. Our custom rubber sealing solutions can help you achieve your building façade’s energy and sustainability objectives.

Eric Leclair President

Vitro Architectural Glass’s industry-leading products include low-e, low-iron, performance-tinted and vacuum insulating glasses. As North America’s largest and most trusted glass producer, Vitro strives to realize the future of glass across the architectural, automotive and containers markets through its partnerships and commitment to innovative, sustainable products and processes.

Steve Cohen National Architectural Manager

WindowMaster was founded in 1990 with its vision is to create better buildings that have plenty of fresh air and excellent and safe indoor climates. WindowMaster employs highly experienced cleantech specialists in Denmark, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, and throughout North America. In addition, we work with a vast network of certified partners to bring our high quality solutions effectively to your building project.We supply sustainable indoor climate solutions for all types of buildings and our solutions are based on natural forces – natural ventilation. In addition, we have many years of experience in providing smoke ventilation solutions that comply with European EN standards, Danish regulatory standards and UL 325.

Imola Frei, LEED AP Business Development Manager, East Coast

Zintek Srl is located in Porto Marghera – Venice, a leader manufacturer of the Zintek® zinc-titanium laminate. Exclusively imported and represented by MegaKer ® an established engineering and facade specialist on the North American market since 40 years.Thanks to its metallurgical plant which has been active continuously since 1936 and extends over an 925,000 sqf surface, of which 520,000 sqf are indoors, Zintek® produces over 100,000 tons of semi-finished products per year – Zintek US can boast a unique production chain that includes everything from the zinc smelting process to the production, engineering, distribution and fabrication of Zintek®, both for roofing and cladding, in coils, sheets or finished fabricated solutions.

Zintek® / MegaKer ® is a premium quality company which offers a winning combination of tradition and innovation, allowing it to deliver highly efficient and competitive products and services.

Giancarlo Pilotto CEO

Bronze Sponsors

Original works of architecture. Design, manufacture and installation of high performance custom unitized façade systems. Engineering of complex structures.
Focchi North America Corp. is part of Focchi Group, leader in the sector of prefabricated building enclosures. We are engaged in the full cladding process from design, manufacture, delivery and site installation.

The Steel Institute of New York is a not-for-profit association created in 1972 to advance the interests of the steel construction industry. In this regard, the Institute sponsors programs to aid developers, architects, engineers and construction managers in using structural steel for buildings and structures. The geographical area served by the Institute encompasses the City of New York and the adjacent counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester.

The Ornamental Metal Institute of New York is a not-for-profit association created in 1972 to advance the interests of the architectural, ornamental and miscellaneous metal industries. In this regard, the Institute sponsors programs to aid developers, architects, engineers and construction managers in the design of this work. The geographical area served by the Institute encompasses the City of New York and the adjacent counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Facades+ conferences are prime informational and networking events for architects, general contractors, engineers, fabricators, material suppliers, building owners and developers, educators, and students.

That’s why Facades+ has become the premier conference on high-performance building enclosures. For our physical events, the Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery provides face-to-face interaction between you and our architects, designers, and facades specialists who spec your materials and processes during the Facades+ conference program. There are many ways to use this opportunity to connect in a personal way with this influential group as a sponsor.