National Enclosure Company and MERO Structures
Announce a Strategic Business Alliance and First Joint Project in
July 29, 2010
National Enclosure Company LLC has formed a strategic business
alliance with MERO Structures Inc., the new American division of
German-based MERO-TSK, a company with international experience in
the design, engineering and development of advanced facades and
structures. Together, National Enclosure Company and MERO Structures,
Inc. will pursue opportunities to provide technologically-advanced
structures and facade systems in the United States to commercial
"The ability to provide architects and developers in the United
States with access to the authentic MERO-TSK technology is distinctive,"
says Paul Becks, executive vice president of NEC. "The international
reputation for MERO-TSK is enviable and this strategic business
alliance represents the first time that commercial and institutional
developers in the United States can fully execute their advanced
structures and facade system designs using the most proven technology."
The first official joint effort for this new strategic business
alliance will be the Cleveland Museum of Art's Phase II renovation
and expansion, a contract valued at $ 7 million. NEC was involved
with Phase I renovations reporting to Panzica/Gilbane, the construction
manager for this project, and MERO-TSK was a supplier to NEC. Moving
into Phase II initiatives, the partners of the new strategic alliance
are working as one team to execute the Museum's renovation.
According to the announcement, the $350 million Rafael Vinoly renovation
and expansion of the Cleveland Museum of Art will realize a renovation
of the landmark 1916 Beaux-Arts south building and the 1971 Marcel
Breuer designed north building. The Museum size will increase from
389,000 square feet to 592,500 square feet.
For Phase II of the renovation and expansion, which is currently
underway, NEC and MERO Structures, working with Panzica/Gilbane,
will oversee the facade system for the new west wing that will contain
additional gallery space, a spacious new cafe and restaurant and
workrooms for museum staff. In addition, Phase II calls for the
construction of a new north wing that will contain additional gallery
space, an innovative, interactive Lifelong Learning Center, an expanded
museum store and offices for museum staff.
Completion of Phase II elements are projected to be in 2012-2013.
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