CupaClad® has announced that IBC Advanced Cladding, division of Illinois Brick Company, has been selected to distribute its world-leading natural slate rainscreen cladding system throughout the Chicago metroplex. Sustainable, efficient, modern… and wildly successful, CupaClad® recently entered the North American marketplace.
Illinois Brick/IBC already enjoys a huge, major market share in masonry sales throughout the region. Now that the firm is focusing on adding related products, in particular to meet building envelope requirements, CupaClad® is confident it will be a perfect fit to represent its rainscreen system.
Nathan Karaway, Vice President of Architectural Sales at Illinois Brick Company/IBC Advanced Cladding, stated, “We are very excited to be partnering with CupaClad®. Their approach to educate our team and help IBC launch a market presence has really been positive. Even more exciting, the A&D community has expressed much interest and excitement for a natural slate product such as this. These new rainscreen systems are coming into the United States because of the ever-changing energy & building codes. CupaClad®’s natural slate is a high-performance, low maintenance material. It has unique modern colors, is a lightweight system resulting in ease of installation… which offers a countless number of solutions for builders.”
Karaway went on to state that the appearance of CupaClad® installation with its modern colors and limitless design options can be the “look of the neighborhood! The system offers so many positives!” continued Karaway, “And, with builders looking for cutting-edge designs as well as simplified installations to bring their costs down, I am now proud to say we distribute CupaClad® natural slate façade systems… and, will be promoting them, beginning at Façades + in Chicago this September.”
CupaClad® materials are painstakingly chosen from 16 quarries of the firm’s parent company, Cupa Pizarras, the world leader in natural slate. The most exacting quality control program ensures that CupaClad® technical properties will ensure exceptional façade performance in any location of the world.