Valspar Awarded Top Metal Construction Award

[October 1, 2013]

Valspar Receives MCA Chairman's Award for Overall Excellence

The Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL) announced today that it has been named a Metal Construction Association's Chairman's Award recipient for Overall Excellence for its participation in the Central Arizona College, Maricopa Campus project.  The award, presented at METALCON International, an annual metal construction tradeshow, honors MCA members for outstanding building projects across the world.  This year, a panel of three architect judges reviewed over 90 architectural projects to determine award winners based on innovation and creativity.


The stunning 76,000 square foot facility consists of four buildings featuring classrooms, community meeting spaces, a library and a culinary arts kitchen. Located in the beautiful Maricopa community, the campus serves over 15,000 students and 1,000 faculty.  The project was unveiled on Tuesday, September 17th, two years after the project’s groundbreaking ceremony. The $18M project, designed by SmithGroupJJR, was also the Grand Award Winner of the 2013 Metal Architecture Design Awards.

Valspar provided a Fluropon® coating in the Cor-Ten AZP color to create a weathered look for the facility.  The coating was applied by Precoat Metals in a three-coat process to create a unique, rusted appearance while providing the metal with advanced protection against the elements. This resulted in a desert-inspired look that embraces the campus’ Native American roots. The coating, containing 70% PVDF resins, provides the strongest protection against weathering, aging, and pollution and exceptional color retention to preserve the beautiful aesthetic of the facility for years to come. 

The award ceremony took place on the METALCON Tradeshow Floor on Tuesday night and highlighted project participants including Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, US Steel, Precoat Metals, SmithGroupJJR, CORE Construction and Kovach Building enclosures. 

Click here to watch a video about the MCA Chairman's Award-Winning Central Arizona College Maricopa Campus.   

MCA Members Accept Award for Overall Excellence for the Central Arizona Maricopa Campus Project.  From left to right: Donna Leger, Todd Miller, Christian Nolte, Linda Kerechek, Mike Earley, Bill Hartford, Don Switzer, Bill Reder.