Norwegian façade-panel manufacturer Steni announced a distribution partnership with Chicago-based Omnis Panels, who manages Steni’s sales channel throughout the U.S. market, according to Steni Export Director Adrian Pye.

“We have been working with Omnis for a while, and it became clear that the Omnis team has both the technical knowledge and breadth of sales experience in the building envelope segment we need in our fastest-growing market,” Pye said. “Omnis’ network of reps is strategically placed from coast to coast in key geographical areas.”

The Omnis U.S. team is headed up by President Beau Preston and Sales Manager Brad Preston.

“In the short time we’ve been selling Steni in the U.S. we’ve experienced tremendous interest from the building envelope market,” Preston said. “It’s one of the most versatile rainscreen panels on the market and can be specified for the majority of modern construction projects.”

Steni façades are a combination of beauty and strength; an engineered composite of stone and fiberglass, Steni panels offer flexibility, unparalleled longevity, and an unmatched 60-year warranty. The electron-cured acrylic surface of Steni Colour is available in High Gloss, Matte and Half-Matte. Steni’s World of Surfaces offers thousands of variations; also textured stone finishes in four gradings and unlimited graphical printing options in Steni Vision.

Steni Colour, Steni Nature and Steni Vision Rainscreen Panels open up a world of possibilities in the creative process. Combining color, texture, gloss, and patterns affords a building design a truly unique identity.

Steni panel advantages include:

  • Easy installation
  • Pre-cut formats
  • Low-cost durability
  • 60-year warranty
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Easy cleaning
  • Impact resistance
  • Frost and water impermeability


Steni products have a small carbon footprint, typically producing 14 to 17 kg CO2/m2. A life-cycle analysis has been conducted for Steni façade panels, which has determined that all have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025/ISO 21930/EN15804/. The calculation has been performed and verified by a third party, SINTEF. EPD documents have been approved by EPD Norway and Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU).