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Last week, AmeriLux International held its 2nd Annual Family Picnic. Neighboring businesses and key partners were invited to this family-friendly event that included a bounce house, arcade games, henna, and music. Food and beverages were provided by the Salvation Army, giving us an opportunity to give back while celebrating.

The festivities kicked off with a special flag raising ceremony, celebrating the completion of our new building. Kurt Voss, AmeriLux CEO, delivered heartfelt words to the group before he and several others raised a large American flag. The flag measures 20 feet by 30 feet and makes quite an impressive statement on the AmeriLux campus. “Is this a great country, or what…?!”

A very big THANK YOU to everyone involved in the construction of our new building and to all who came out to celebrate with us!


 

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Minnesota Pergolas

“Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces”

Located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, Minnesota Pergolas has been building beautiful, well-built, custom-designed pergolas for more than eight years. “When we design and build a pergola, we factor in the direction of the sun and the customers purpose for the pergola,” explained Minnesota Pergolas owner Kregg Weispfenning. “A pergola can be a simple structure to define a space and hang lights or it can be an outdoor living space with a lot of shade. The more wood we use – the more shade you get!  With the proper amount of shade your deck or patio can feel 20° cooler.”

Cover your pergola and now you have an outdoor living space that you can use no matter what the weather is doing – rain or snow. “You can grill when the weather is not so nice and your grill is protected from the elements,” Kregg says. “Covering a pergola protects the cedar. Staining the cedar can be time consuming and expensive.  The roof protects and prolongs the stain. It basically pays for itself.”

A pergola covered with LEXAN™ VEROLITE™ 8mm twin wall polycarbonate has many benefits. The UV protection on the sheet’s outer surface provides skin protection from dangerous UV rays. This shielding property also prevents discoloration, extending the life of outdoor furniture. Virtually unbreakable, polycarbonate canopy covers provide long-lasting beauty and functionality. LEXAN™ VEROITE™ panels will retain their high performance characteristics even after prolonged outdoor exposure.

Available in standard colors of clear, opal, and bronze, LEXAN™ VEROLITE™ polycarbonate panels provide various levels of shade while allowing natural sunlight to filter through. “We use the 8mm bronze twin wall. It looks richer than clear. The bronze color really enhances the color of the wood. We think they go great together,” adds Kregg.

Fully licensed and insured, Minnesota Pergolas designs and builds pergolas of all sizes and shapes. Each pergola is designed to meet the individual space requirements. No two pergolas are ever the same. All pergolas are built on-site by master craftsmen. Learn more at http://www.mnpergolas.com/.


 

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AmeriLux | Building Expansion Update

Construction of the new building is nearly complete and everything’s coming together nicely. The concrete crew has poured the loading dock area, created steps, and extended the existing sidewalk. All of the doors, including the overhead doors have been installed. The retention ponds are built, the new parking lot has been paved, and the final grading is complete. Landscaping began this Monday and will continue for several weeks.

On the interior, all the electrical and plumbing work is done. Three small rooms have taken shape – a fire pump room, a restroom, and an office space. The wireless network and phone system is operational. Installation of the racking system is complete, providing 161 unique storage locations. The new Multidirectional Sideloader has been busy moving material and filling the racking system with long pallets of polycarbonate panels. Goodbye storage trailers!

AmeriLux has invested heavily in racking and material handling equipment to improve efficiencies, quality, safety, and inventory control.

Follow our Expansion Progress >> Updates are posted regularly.