Largest Source for Metal Composite Materials in Chicago IL
Metal Composite Material (MCM) & Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels, Cladding, and Components
CEI Materials is a full-service provider of architectural metal cladding systems and components for a wide range of clients in Chicago IL and across the country. Established in 2008, CEI is one of the few fabricators with installation capabilities. With over 500 projects installed to date, we are the fabricator behind the storefronts of many corporate brands. The flexibility of our metal composite materials allow CEI to exceed the architect's design intent and exterior cladding requirements while providing a high-quality, smooth, rigid and attractive finish.
We're committed to being the foremost provider of architectural facades by approaching every opportunity with enthusiasm and integrity. From concept to completion, new construction or retrofit, clients can rely on CEI to deliver the highest standard of quality. CEI will work with you every step of the way, providing full service throughout the entire process. We work with architects, general contractors and installers on all aspects of the project including design assist, project management, fabrication and installation. We deliver superior results for each and every one of our projects.
2,000,000+ Sq. Ft of Architectural Metal Panels Fabricated to Date
As a leader in the fabrication of composite materials, we are able to cut, route, and roll up to 15,000 sq. ft of metal composite materials per week. We will meet or exceed your construction or performance requirements.
Chicago IL's Leader in Metal & Aluminum Composite Panel Systems -- Design, Fabrication and Installation
Metal Composite Material (MCM) is a durable, versatile and affordable architectural facade. It 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 maintenance.
By utilizing CEI's Rainscreen Systems, Route and Return Silicone Joint System, or Weather-Tight Dry Gasket System, clients are able to broaden architectural horizons through appearance, weatherability, fire resistance, sustainability and design flexibility.
Aluminum continues to be the predominant finish while natural materials such as zinc, copper, stainless steel and titanium have been introduced to the industry. Limitless colors and finishes are able to be applied to aluminum and steel composite panels while the alternative metals mentioned are often used for the beauty of their natural finishes.
CEI has four systems for the design and installation of MCM, the R3000, R4000, W5000 and D6000 series, each system with its own unique characteristics.
Pressure Equalized Rainscreen System
Drained Rear-Ventilated Rainscreen System
Route and Return Silicone Joint System
Weather-Tight Dry Gasket System
From concept to completion, we know what it takes to make your project a success.
Project Management: Our experienced Project Managers (PM) bridge the gap between CEI (Design, Production and Installation) and the client to reduce risk (schedule, scope, budget and quality) and maximize benefit.
Design: Our design approach is cost efficient and practical. CEI's experience allows for the prompt execution and submission of shop and production drawings.
Fabrication: As a leader in the fabrication of MCM Panel systems, we at CEI can offer a total solution for your cladding requirements.
Installation: In partnership with our sister company Supreme Metal Solutions (SMS) we provide our clients with a single source, turn-key solution.
We deliver excellent final products to our clients:
We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of the job your firm did on the Chapman BMW project. CEI Materials took over the ACM scope of work at mid-stream and completed it with minimum disruption to our schedule. This occurred at a critical point in the project. Your extra effort with the smooth transition is greatly appreciated. We have received several compliments on the ACM Panels. It is a striking design and installation. Thanks for being part of our successful project and we look forward to working with you and CEI Materials in the future.
Tom Souter, Johnson Carlier, Inc. (Chapman BMW)