CENTRIA announced the opening of its Products Innovation Center, which houses the company’s testing and training facilities for its metal wall and roof systems for commercial and industrial buildings.

AMBRIDGE, Pa. - CENTRIA announced the opening of its Products Innovation Center, which houses the company’s testing and training facilities for its metal wall and roof systems for commercial and industrial buildings.

“The two main functions served by this new facility are testing and training,” said Keith Boyer, Director of Design and Development, CENTRIA. “The Innovation Center is just that, a place where our team can put their innovative concepts to the test and then share the finished products. Classroom space is available to show how and why products were developed as well as display their features and benefits to the owners, architects, design-build firms and contractors who will then put them to real world use.”

The Products Innovation Center contains indoor and outdoor testing facilities, equipment and capabilities, including: sample fabrication; mock ups of wall and window systems; and air, water and load testing areas.

In addition to testing new products, CENTRIA also uses these areas, particularly the mock up systems area, to demonstrate the physical properties of its various products, best practices in application and to conduct focus groups for customer input on quality, performance and the aesthetic attributes of products.

The Innovation Center’s training facilities are used for product training sessions for up to 50 individuals at a time. Training sessions are held approximately every six weeks at the Center throughout the year.

“We also practice what we preach here,” said Boyer, “as portions of the building feature numerous CENTRIA products and systems.”

These products include Formawall Dimension Series foam insulated panels and Concept Series concealed fastener profiled panels, Formawall Dimension Series PE foam panels with integrated seal plate, MetalWrap insulated composite back-up panels, and Formavue windows. The Center will soon be outfitted with SolarCrest, CENTRIA’s building integrated photovoltaic metal roof panel. For more information, visit  www.CENTRIA.com.