BRISTOL - Morin Corporation has grown from a family-owned steel installation company to a national manufacturer of 100 percent recyclable roofs made out of natural metals.
In the 1950s, Morin Corporation was founded in Bristol as a family-owned steel installation company, and then grew to become a manufacturer of roll-formed metal wall and roof panels in the 1960s.
Roughly 10 years ago, Morin became a division of the Kingspan Group of Companies, which is a conglomerate of manufacturers out of the United Kingdom. Now, it’s a national manufacturer of single element metal walls and roof panel systems, said Peter Faulk, marketing coordinator, adding that there are now facilities in Bristol, Deland, Florida and Fontana, California.
The roof panels manufactured are made from highly-durable natural metals that “are environmentally a lot better across the board,” Faulk said, noting that the array of options leaves room for architects and to be creative.
The company aims to “educate and influence architects, so they understand best how to manage our natural metals that are environmentally friendly,” Faulk said. “There are a lot of profiles, style and colors and the panels interlock. You can actually clip them together and mix and match to create your own design.”
“Architects can play with the design on exterior roofs and integrate colors and patterns into the design,” Faulk said. He added that the panels can also be made in various ways, such as perforated, which can accommodate acoustical or safety needs.
“There are tons of different ways to use these panels. It’s up to the imagination of the architect. We help design, fabricate and bring the architect’s vision of what they want to do, to life,” he said.
The company fabricates different components of panels for architects who have tougher, more detailed jobs. He said, “We also create and fabricate other components that go with the panels that architects may need, such as corner pieces and end caps.”
Morin is a net-zero energy company, Faulk said, meaning the energy used on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site. To do this, they purchase energy credits from companies or individuals that are generating sustainable energy such as solar or wind.
For example, Faulk explained, when the company uses their propane gas trucks, they buy sustainable energy credits from a company that is generating the energy, “to offset the balance.” This is part of the Kingspan Group’s “global initiative to convert all their divisions to net-zero energy companies,” he noted.
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