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Leading Manufacturer of Architectural/
Metal Panels & Surfaces

CEI Materials’ architectural facade surfaces are the preferred building component for commercial, residential, retail, and industrial buildings. Our surfaces are not only ideal for decorative purposes — combining brilliant surface design with excellent building materials — they also provide the architect a variety of creative possibilities to stand out, blend in, or create new energy within the local community. CEI’s architectural panels and systems are optimized for long-term performance and able to stand up to harsh weather conditions for years to come, making them a great choice for a variety of wall applications in commercial and industrial projects.

Make CEI Materials the basis of your design. See more of our sleek, inventive, and appealing architectural wall panels and other facade solutions in our project portfolio.

Tested Systems & Code Compliance

Systems at CEI Materials are tested to ASTM and AAMA standards and are NFPA 285 compliant. It should be noted that NFPA 285 is a wall assembly test, not a product test, and that not all fabricators have invested in this test.

With CEI Materials you get more than just a pretty facade.

What makes us different? We aim to be your partner in design. With CEI Materials, you get a dedicated team of design-build experts working with you every step of the way from conception to installation. We help you select the best surfaces and systems, offer design assistance, estimating, project management and 3D modeling as well as fabricating the beautiful, durable surfaces you need to bring your vision to life.

Whether you’re looking for sleek cladding for a brand new building or corrosion resistance retrofit for existing buildings, CEI Materials manufactures a variety of Architectural Facades. to life.

Our pre-engineered structures are produced off-site, resulting in shortened lead times, lower costs, and reduced on-site waste. This enables us to offer economical options to all of our clients. In addition to cladding, CEI’s prefabricated structures also include large exterior components such as entryways and columns.

CEI Materials offers multiple systems for the design and manufacturing of custom architectural metal panels:

Metal Composite Materials (MCM) Panels
Metal Composite Materials (MCM) Panels

MCM — short for metal composite material — is corrosion-resistant, lightweight and rigid, exceptionally flat, daringly formable, and distinctively colorful. MCM Panel Systems provide numerous advantages, such as strength, durability, competitive price, and ease of installation. By utilizing CEI Materials Rainscreens and Route & Return Wet Joint Systems, clients are able to broaden architectural horizons.

Our durable and low-maintenance metal composite materials are produced by sandwiching a lightweight thermoplastic core between two thin sheets of metal. Next, they undergo water penetration, structural performance, energy performance, and fire performance testing. MCM panels are available in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, finishes, and colors.

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High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Panels
High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Panels

HPL panels are great for fire resistance, chemical resistance, and wear resistance. They are also scratch-, impact-, and weather-resistant, color stable, solid and sturdy, and offer low maintenance, as the dense HPL surface limits dirt accumulation. CEI’s High Density Phenolic panels are constructed with wood fibers, reinforced with thermosetting resins and manufactured under high pressure (HPL). This perfect blend of durability and longevity — along with a broad range of colors, finishes, and tactile effects — enable concept to meet solution.

As one of the most versatile wall panel systems in the industry, high-pressure laminates are easy to clean and suitable for high-traffic areas. HPL panels can be applied to vertical and horizontal surfaces to meet a variety of needs.

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CLADLOK™ Modular Panels
CLADLOK™ Modular Panels

CEI Materials’ modular CLADLOK™ Panel System is a pressure equalized rainscreen system that is easily installed to a wide variety of substrates and subgirt systems. CLADLOK™ can be dimensional, tapered, perforated or embossed. They can also be painted, anodized, and patinated — processes only high-quality metal components can endure. The design opportunities are limitless.

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Aluminum Plate Panels
Aluminum Plate Panels

Aluminum Plate panels offer the flatness and stiffness of MCM panels, but with the dent resistance and recyclability of solid metal, making it an ideal exterior siding panel.

This material can be formed into limitless profile options and is available in numerous colors and finishes. It is excellent for facades with highly technical, visual, and sustainable requirements.

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Why Make CEI Materials the Basis of Your Design?
Fully Tested Systems

It is paramount that cladding systems meet and exceed all project specific requirements for performance and adherence to local & International Building Code standards. Depending on the system chosen, CEI Materials will clearly identify what tests and procedures were completed internally and with third party assistance.


CEI Materials’ use of sophisticated technologies assist the architect in creating a customized panel and high performance rainscreen system. CEI Materials will  determine the precise panel dimensions, virtually eliminating human error on a building exterior. We possess in-house engineering capabilities and have an extensive knowledge of building science, code compliance and constructability. 

Quality Assurance

A proven quality process enables the CEI Materials to reduce lead times while delivering accurate, high quality facade solutions. Qualified to handle the most complex construction challenges, our design team is well equipped, to anticipate potential problems and solutions before fabrication begins and through to project completion.

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