NOW Specialties: A Nationwide Leader in MCM Panel Systems
As industry pioneers, NOW Specialties takes pride in delivering high-quality metal composite material (MCM) panels tailored to your architectural and construction needs. From stunning facades to durable cladding systems, our versatile panels are engineered for longevity, aesthetics, and energy efficiency. With a nationwide reach, we bring cutting-edge technology and skilled craftsmanship to every project, ensuring your structures stand out for generations.
Across America, we transform your architectural vision into reality, one panel at a time. Whether a commercial skyscraper or a residential home, our panels elevate visual appeal while offering unmatched durability and performance.
NOW Specialties strives to provide strong customer satisfaction and to have your buildings be a community centerpiece for the long term.
Benefits of Using MCM Panels
For years, North American construction companies have taken advantage of the numerous benefits of MCM panels.
- Lightweight: Significantly lighter than traditional building materials, such as solid metal sheets and stone. Buildings benefit by having a lighter weight and easier construction process.
- Durability: Metal composite material panels are long-lasting and low maintenance. They are highly resistant to weather conditions and corrosion. Not only will this protect the structure, but it will also keep the structure looking brand new for a long time.
- Aesthetics: There are a lot of different colors, textures, designs, and finishes available for MCM panels. They can be fabricated into many different shapes and sizes as well. With so many options available for architects, they have many unique design choices available for the appearance of their structure.
- Energy Efficient: Metal composite material panel systems can act as insulators, meaning your building will need less heating and cooling. Not only will this conserve energy, but it will also lower your electricity costs, saving you money.
- Easy Installation: MCM panels are easier to install because they are lightweight and pre-fabricated. These traits will save time and labor costs during construction.
In addition to those benefits, MCM panels can be made from recycled content, making them environmentally friendly. With so many advantages, it's easy to see why they have become prevalent.
History of MCM Panels
Created in Europe in 1969, aluminum composite material (ACM) is the earliest version of metal composite material (MCM) and is still common today. The product wasn't introduced to North America for another ten years. ACM took off in the United States in the 1990s, which led to a lot of innovation in panel systems.
At this point, several companies developed processes using different metal skin materials such as zinc, copper, stainless steel, and titanium. This led to the name change to MCM panel, the common terminology today. NOW Specialties was incorporated right during this rise in the 1990s, providing us with a detailed look into the rise of MCM panels.
MCM for the Future
At NOW Specialties, we are dedicated to growth and always aim to produce the best products possible. Since 1996, our company has been committed to keeping up with the industry's trends and the latest technologies. By staying current on the latest trends, we've come up with a few ideas on our own and help further innovation. Follow our blog to see how NOW Specialties strives to bring MCM into the future.
Why Choose Our MCM Systems?
Incorporated in 1996, NOW Specialties started right during the rise of the use of MCM during metal construction. Today, we have a cumulative performance bond capacity of $30 million and are centrally located to ship anywhere in the continental U.S. Below, you'll see our various certifications that prove our ability to deliver quality MCM panels.
- NFPA 285 Certified
- LEED Certified
- Premium MCM Certification from the Metal Construction Association (MCA)
We're MCM fabricators that can fit your materials to the design you want while adhering to local, state, and national building codes.