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Stone Panels International LLC Airport Construction Spotlight: Atlanta International Airport


When the architects behind the $1.4 billion Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport began the design process, they were tasked with creating an open and airy look with subtle exterior and interior architectural curves to provide the feeling of flight.

The exterior has a sweeping roofline, gentle metallic curves and a mostly glass façade. Using StoneLite® Panels’ natural Imperial Red Granite, reminiscent of Georgia red clay, on the entry vestibules added a dramatic, lively accent that is stain, high-impact resistant and weather resistant.

“The addition of the red granite to the entry added a nice design element to the terminal but our stone is more than a pretty face,” said Tim Friedel, president and CEO of Stone Panels International LLC “The durability of our panels will withstand the high pedestrian traffic of the airport serving it well into the future. It is one of the reasons our product been selected for many airport renovation and expansion projects.”

The 1.2-million-square-foot terminal is part of Atlanta’s $6 billion capital improvement program. The project also includes an extension of the airport’s automated people mover, additional parking structures, roadwork, airfield paving and new highway signage. The completed project creates a new 40-gate international terminal complex, making it one of the largest in the country. It also provides for growth well into the future and expands the airport’s current gate total to 210.

About Stone Panels International LLC

What is StoneLite®?

StoneLite® natural stone wall panels consist of a thin authentic stone veneer bonded and reinforced with an aluminum honeycomb substrate. StoneLite® may be produced in virtually any natural stone including: granite, marble, limestone, slate or sandstone.

Combining the timeless beauty of authentic natural stone with aerospace aluminum honeycomb technology, StoneLite® is the global choice for commercial stone wall panel and cladding applications by discriminating architects, owners and general contractors. StoneLite® is used extensively for exterior, interior, renovation, elevator, and specialty applications.

Who is Stone Panels International LLC?

Stone Panels International LLC originated and pioneered the unique manufacturing process that has established us as the world leader in light-weight natural stone. From our original conception nearly 40 years ago in a small quarry in Ireland, Stone Panels International LLC has long been established as the premier producer of natural stone composite panels and continues to lead the stone industry in innovation, technology, and proven results. No other company can match Stone Panels International LLC product capabilities, technical expertise, global testing, international authority approvals, experience and proven performance on thousands of buildings throughout the world.

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