CupaClad has announced that The Thomas Brick Co., North-East Ohio-based distributor of brick, natural stones, tile and metal facades, has been selected to distribute its natural slate rainscreen cladding system. Successful throughout Europe, CupaClad recently entered the North American marketplace. Thomas Brick will be responsible for covering the North Eastern Ohio Region.
According to Kevin Perciak, who handles architectural sales at Thomas Brick, “We’ve been in business for 86 years, and work very closely with the architectural & design community. Clearly, there has been a demand for newer façade solutions, especially for rainscreens, as the industry continues to change. The CupaClad System has arrived in America at the right time. Because it’s composed of true natural slate, it requires little or no maintenance whatsoever. And, once updated on it, specifiers find it’s very easy to install and also, offers a number of strong design options. We’re proud to be partnering with such an excellent company.”
CupaClad materials are painstakingly chosen from 16 quarries of the firm’s parent company, Cupa Pizarras. The quality control program ensures that CupaClad technical properties will ensure façade performance in any location of the world.
“The CupaClad System has already been specified for the first multi-family residential LEED silver certified development on Cleveland’s west side, which is under construction now,” adds Perciak.