Multiple McElroy Metal profiles offer durability, aesthetics for new Wisconsin fire station

October 03, 2023

The Town of Pensaukee is a growing Wisconsin community, 30 minutes north of Green Bay. The town found itself in need of a larger fire station headquarters to meet the needs of the community. The town council decided the wide selection of metal roofing and wall panel profiles and colors from McElroy Metal would be the best long-term solution for this new facility.

“The major design goal of the project was to meet the space and equipment needs of the fire department while not exceeding budget,” says Kelly Kueper, AIA, with Integrity Engineering & Design in Green Bay. “With budget in mind, it was also a design goal to create a modern and aesthetically pleasing building. Metal was ultimately chosen because it is a low-maintenance and high-performance material to protect the building envelope.

“The manufacturer offered numerous profiles, gauges, and array of finishes to help achieve the color selection we were looking for as well as the modern look for the building.”

All panels installed on this project featured Sherwin-Williams Fluropon PVDF coatings.

“The old building simply could not meet the needs of the community and updated firefighting technology,” says James Jones, Senior Project Manager at Muza Sheet Metal, Oshkosh, Wis. “After assessing budget and functionality, metal systems were selected for the new station’s walls and roofing. The durability and cost-effectiveness of metal panels made them the ideal choice.”

The Wisconsin winter made the installation a little more challenging, but everything was completed by January 2023, and everyone was pleased with the outcome.

“Our team faced the challenge of installing the systems during cold winter months, but through careful planning and coordination, we stayed on schedule and overcame the weather-related difficulties,” Jones says. “Of all the building’s excellent features, we were particularly proud of using multiple metal panel colors and profiles. The eye-catching red Mega-Rib panels paired with the grey Multi-Cor and natural Sandstone Max-Rib roofing create visual interest while meeting all performance requirements.

“The new Pensaukee Fire Station made smart use of architectural metals and provides an essential service for the community.”