Sheffield Metals Offers New Color Visualizer

Sheffield Metals International (SMI) announced the launch of its new and improved Color Visualizer. The user-friendly tool allows home or property owners, contractors, architects, manufacturers, and other members of the industry to create detailed digital mock-ups of their projects. 

Users can choose from one of the sample pictures provided in the tool, or they can upload a photo of their actual home or property. From there, they can select between a wide variety of Sheffield Metals’ product options, including seam types, profiles, thicknesses, and colors, and apply each one to the defined metal roof, wall, and trim areas of the photo. 

Not only does the Color Visualizer protect a consumer’s investment, but it provides a realistic representation of the finished project. “We heard feedback from customers and others within the industry that they wanted a more advanced and interactive styling tool beyond small paint samples and color cards,” said Adam Mazzella, Vice President of Sheffield Metals. “With the new Color Visualizer, you can get a much clearer idea of what the roof, wall, or trim will look like as a specific color, rather than just imagining the result.” 

Users have the option to save, download, share, and print their project choices to help when comparing amongst different styles. Plus, unlike other color visualizing services, the Sheffield Metals Color Visualizer is entirely free to use. 

For more information and a walk-through tutorial, visit https://www.sheffieldmetals.com/Resources/Color-Visualizer.

Sheffield Metals International Launches New AIA Accredited Course

Sheffield Metals International, a member of Mazzella Companies and a distributor of coated and bare metal coil and sheet products, recently launched a new American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited course for the architectural and design community. The Continuing Education (CE) course, titled “Portable Rollforming, Applicable Engineering & Installation Details,” provides design professionals with in-depth insights into the benefits of portable rollforming in standing seam metal roof and wall applications, including efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability.

Learning objectives include: 

  1. Define the benefits of portable rollforming. 
  2. Describe how to achieve a UL 90 Wind Uplift Classification or rating. 
  3. Explain the difference between when a metal panel manufacturer provides written test reports from a qualified testing and inspecting agency representing Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) versus providing a listing of the UL Construction Number(s). 
  4. Correctly specifying applicable uplift testing requirements based upon the project’s deck assembly. 
  5. Recognize the appropriate, cost-effective installation details to apply, based upon job-specific conditions. 

The presentation is hosted as a video on the Sheffield Metals website, lasts approximately one hour, and delivers one Learning Unit hour that includes teaching relevant to HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) for both AIA members and non-members. All attendees will have their attendance recorded with the AIA and have the Learning Unit Hour applied to their record. The course is also applicable to state MCE (mandatory continuing education) licensure. 

“In addition to the online course, we’re offering a ‘Face-to-Face’ program that teaches the same topic to architects, designers, specification writers, project managers, and beyond who want us to come to their city,” said Lori Reynolds Morrow, Architectural Project Manager at Sheffield Metals. “The ‘Face-to-Face’ program offers the same Learning Unit hour and serves as a fantastic opportunity for firms to receive a more interactive, high-energy, and personalized presentation.” 

A Certificate of Completion is provided to “Face-to-Face” program attendees and to online participants who achieve an 80 percent or higher on the brief 10 question quiz at the end of the course. 

For more information, visit https://www.sheffieldmetals.com/ce.

Sheffield Metals International Opening New Facility in California

Sheffield Metals International (SMI), a member of Mazzella Companies and a leading distributor of coated and bare metal coil and sheet products, is set to open a new facility in La Mirada, California. The new location is situated between Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire in Southern California.

The new facility will bolster SMI’s presence in on the West Coast and is intended to complement the Northern California branch in San Jose to bring a wide range of metal roofing products and services to regional customers.

SMI anticipates delivering on smaller sheet and coil orders by mid-November of this year, and to be fully operational with full coil and sheet processing, as well as metal roofing accessory distribution, by March 2019.

“The new La Mirada location will be managed by Tim Murphy, who has served as the Outside Sales Manager for the West Coast Region since mid-2017. We are very excited to have Tim continue providing leadership and best-in-class service to the Southern California market,” says Adam Mazzella, Vice President of Sheffield Metals.

To support the La Mirada facility, SMI is looking to hire several new employees, including an Inside Sales Specialist, a Production Team Lead, and a Production Worker. For more information about these job openings, please contact Julie Wallenhorst at jwallenhorst@mazzellacompanies.com.

“Opening this new facility with Tim at the helm strengthens and demonstrates our commitment to this rapidly growing market. Should anyone have questions about how Sheffield Metals can help drive costs down and bring profits up, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us,” Mazzella said.

The new Sheffield Metals facility will be located at 14381 Industry Circle, La Mirada, CA, 90638.

For more information, visit www.sheffieldmetals.com.