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2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Orioles Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles have a newly upgraded ballpark to mark this historic occasion thanks to MetFab aDrexel Metals Company! Camden Yards used to be the railroad center of Baltimore and has since transformed into a beautiful baseball facility where families can go to on summer afternoons to watch the Orioles play ball. The Orioles Park is only 2 blocks from Babe Ruth’s birthplace. The park opened on April 6, 1992 and was built on land that was once occupied by Babe Ruth’s father’s café, which is now center field. Orioles Park quickly became a classic and since 1992 almost all ballparks have been designed in a similar fashion.

 

MetFab is a supplier of fabricated metal products using the “Camden Green” color. During this past offseason the Orioles installed a new digital out-of-town scoreboard in right field. Aluminum provided by MetFab was used for the coping atop the new scoreboard. MetFab also supplied its own peel and stick waterproofing membrane called MetShield, which is designed for the high temperatures under metal roofing. This product is now installed under the new metal roof above the Centerfield Rooftop Deck Bar.

The most unique upgrade is the new Camden Green Cornice and Ledge around the upper perimeter of the famed Camden Yards Warehouse. The cornice was custom fabricated at MetFab’s Jessup, MD location and exemplifies MetFab’s incredible custom craftsmanship capabilities. 24-gauge Galvalume material was used to create the three-part cornice, which consisted of multiple radius bends and totaled approximately 2200 linear feet around the perimeter of the building. There is a ledge above the cornice that utilizes the MetFab Historic roof panel system. MetFab Historic is a 1½” high, double lock, standing seam metal roof panel which was also fabricated with 24-gauge Camden Green Galvalume material. In addition to the cornice and ledge MetFab also fabricated and provided the drainage components including conductor heads, gutters, and downspouts.

MetFab is honored to have been able to upgrade such a famed and historic site and wishesthe Orioles well in their current winning season of 2012!

MetFab is, and continues to be, a company that values its artisan skills and working one on one with architects to meet the most exciting demands of modern structures an the specific requirements of historical restorations and custom trim. For more information, call (800) 863-8322 or visit the MetFab website at www.met-fab.com.

 

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