Westin Anaheim Resort

SSM is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract for the fabrication and installation of architectural metal cladding components on the new Westin Anaheim Resort Hotel project. Located at the intersection of W. Katella Avenue & S. West Street, the $245 million dollar hotel features 613 rooms and a 1,100 car parking garage to be shared with the City of Anaheim.

Under our contract, SSM will be providing Design Assist services primarily on the parking structure and related elements. Working with Walker Parking Consultants – the Architect of Record – and with Culp & Tanner – the Structural Engineer of Record – SSM is developing the exterior parking garage cladding components and their attachment back to structure.

At almost 400 feet long and nearly 70 feet high, the North Elevation is the dominate public view of the garage. Two other elevations, the East and West, are both 185 feet long.  Our typical panel bay is to be almost 45 feet tall by 35 feet wide.  This results in approximately 36,000 square feet of surface area to receive cladding.

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Overland One & Two Office Development

Located at the corner of Nall Avenue and 110th Street, the Overland One & Two project features a pair of multi-story buildings being developed by VanTrust.

Burns & McDonnell, performing both the Architectural and the Contractor functions, brought SSM into the project on a Design Assist basis.  Once the exterior cladding components were designed and the various details were completed, SSM went into fabrication and installation mode to work towards project completion.

Executing an exterior cladding system of both ACM panels and painted flat seamed shingles, SSM fabricated all components from our computer models – allowing us to start fabrication prior to field measurements being taken.

Look for our exterior cladding components to be completed in May of 2018 and the buildings to open later in the summer.


The Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City is known for the collection of galleries, boutiques and signature restaurants.  In the fall of 2018 it will also have a new 126 unit residential tower.

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Community America

Our latest collaboration with Community America Credit Union, A. L. Huber and GastingerWalker& is now complete and open to their customers.

SSM again provided our open joint, rain screen solution for ACM panels to the project resulting in an economical solution that is durable, long lasting and nearly maintenance free.

Cerner Innovations Campus

Brought in to be a part of the design team to assist in developing the details for the various feature stair elements at Cerner’s new Innovations Campus, SSM welcomed the opportunity to team up with GouldEvans  and JE Dunn once again.  Having worked with their offices on several occasions, we knew that this was going to be another fun project to work on!

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Launched last fall, SSM’s new web site was designed and implemented by Voltage. Recently, our website was nominated for a People’s Choice Award and Voltage was recognized by their peers – receiving a Certificate of Merit at this year’s Fountain Awards.

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The Next Chapter

Standard Sheet Metal [SSM] begins an exciting, new chapter in the company’s history. Effective Friday, February 24, 2017, Jeff Mann became President & Shawn Mann Vice-President.

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SSM Launches New Web Site

SSM Website Screenshot

The last couple of years have seen a number of changes here at SSM.  We have expanded our capabilities but have kept the founding principles the same:  treat people the way you want to be treated and deliver a high quality product at a fair price.

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Heartland Services

Heartland Services Exterior Elevations

A.L. Huber approached SSM to help solve a concern of theirs on a new project.  The Architectural team at HOK wanted to use a set of glass fiber reinforced concrete panels for the cornice element on this new facility in Leawood, KS.  At about 6 feet tall, and with panels being 10 feet long, the cornice components are pretty robust and hefty.

To stick build a support assembly in the field could have added several weeks to the construction schedule and would not have necessarily guaranteed a good fit up between possible inconsistencies in the wood framing and the concrete panels.  Enter SSM with a galvanized steel gusset plate to solve for both problems.  

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SSM Open House

Standard’s President, Greg Ryder, and guests pause for a photo op.

On July 29th, SSM invited about 60 customers, vendors, architects and area contractors over to SSM to see some of the many changes that have happened over the last 18 months since Jeff and Shawn Mann moved into ownership positions along with the company’s founder, Greg Ryder.

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