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Arriscraft to Distribute T-Clear’s Thin-Clad Panel Systems
Print Article Contributed by BSM Staff

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – Arriscraft, a manufacturer of naturally-made products that emulate quarried stone, and its parent company General Shale, have reached an agreement with T-Clear Corporation for the exclusive North American distribution rights to its insulated concrete board panels.

The ProGuard DP wall system meets today’s rigid building codes for energy performance, and installs in a fraction of the time of traditional wall systems.

“When the North American Building Codes started adopting new energy code requirements (such as ASHRAE 90.1 SB-10 and IECC) with advanced requirements for insulation on outer wall assemblies, the thin adhered masonry industry was caught without a good solution,” said Craig Swirzon, Thin-Clad Product Manager at Arriscraft.

“We are excited to provide the extraordinary system as a solution to this challenge and to give the market what it’s been asking for. ProGUARD DP not only meets energy code requirements – it replaces three to four manual steps with one.” Arriscraft and General Shale will supply the ProGUARD DP system from its current combined dealer network of nearly 400 locations across North America.

In addition to use with Arriscraft Thin-Clad and General Shale Thin Brick and Thin Rock products, the panels can be used for thin brick, thin natural stone, thin porcelain tile, thin manufactured stone, stucco, and synthetic stucco.

These fully engineered panels offer superior thermal protection with ship lapped edges that eliminate thermal breaks, to meet energy code (ASHRAE 90.1, SB-10, IECC) Continuous Insulation requirements.

ProGUARD DP Insulated Concrete Board is a combined system that eliminates the separate steps of the drainage plane, insulation, wire lathe and mortar bed. Because the concrete board and insulation board are laminated together, ProGUARD DP features ¼” concrete board (rather than ½”) for a lighter weight assembly versus traditional systems.

Arriscraft manufactures a vast range of premium stone for commercial and residential projects, including full-bed Renaissance Masonry Units and Building Stone, Thin-Clad adhered and clipped veneers, Adair Limestone, and cast accessories.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Arriscraft is the stone products group of General Shale, North America’s largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturer, supplying a wide variety of masonry materials for residential, commercial and specialty architectural projects.

Throughout the U.S. and Canada, General Shale operates manufacturing facilities in nine states and provinces, in addition to a network of 31 distribution centers across the United States. General Shale was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee.

For more information, go to www.generalshale.com or www.arriscraft.com.

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