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Codding Prefabricates Wall Panels for New Whole Foods Market - Speeds up Construction


SANTA ROSA, September 16, 2008

Codding Steel Frame Solutions (Codding SFS) today announced that they had completed the manufacture and delivery of 1000 lineal feet of exterior wall panels to the new Whole Foods site in Santa Rosa ahead of schedule. These panels are being erected by Codding Construction, the general contractor on the project.

Manufactured at the solar-powered Codding SFS factory at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, these panels represent a sustainable, greener and more efficient way to construct buildings than traditional materials which use wood and other natural resources. Manufactured of light-gauge cold-formed steel, these panels have a high recycled content and are themselves 100% recyclable at the end of the projects’ life.

The panels are manufactured from coils of steel and are light, easy to assemble, will not rot or support mold, are dimensionally stable and perform better than traditional materials in seismic areas.

Codding Construction was able to assemble the panels at the rate of 250 lineal feet in 12 hours with a 2-man crew, far quicker than any other construction method.

“We are delighted with the accuracy, ease of assembly and quality of the panels” said John Gordon, CEO of Codding Construction, adding: “this has saved us about one month of construction time.”

Tom Chambers, COO of Codding SFS said “our prefabricated wall and floor panels are particularly well-suited to projects where sustainability and speed of erection are important. “ He added “we are working at the design stage on a variety of other projects in Northern California, from Biotechnology to schools to private home, multifamily communities and commercial buildings.”

“We are committed to the highest quality for our products and services” stated Richard Pope, CEO of Codding SFS, “our customers are telling us that on-time delivery and quality control are two of the most important factors in selecting a building partner. We expect to make extensive use of our prefabricated panels in the development of Sonoma Mountain village which we hope to start in 2009.”

About Codding SFS
Codding Steel Frame Solutions is a privately-held and wholly-owned subsidiary of Codding Enterprises. Codding SFS is a leading manufacturer of light gauge, structural steel framing solutions for all types of construction projects. The Company offers a full design-build service, including site erection, or can simply manufacture panels designed by others. Our technology allows us to build any project in an efficient and cost effective manner by taking the bulk of the construction labor out of the field and placing it into a controlled manufacturing environment. This allows better quality control, avoids weather delays, reduces waste, and minimizes the physical impact on the building site.


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