For over 70 years, Columbia Sportswear Company has been a leading manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of high-performance outdoor gear and products for consumers of all ages. With numerous locations all over the world, as well as tens of thousands of retailers carrying its products, Columbia has undoubtedly become a long-lasting favorite in the sportswear and outdoor industry.

General Contractor, Herman/Stewart Construction of Lanham MD approached Laminators Inc. regarding their interest in using Omega-Lite ACM panels for two Columbia Sportswear locations. Both Columbia projects, located in California and Nevada, specifically entailed cladding for their interior mall storefronts. Omega-Lite, best known for its usage for exterior applications, offers a highly decorative, strong, and durable surface finish making it perfect for Columbia’s storefronts.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets in the heart of Nevada is home to hundreds of designer retailers, and newly added to the store map is Columbia Sportswear. The Original Roofing Company in Las Vegas, Nev. installed 345 square feet of Bright Silver Metallic Omega-Lite panels. Also involved in the project was New York based architect, Kenneth Park Architects of New York, N.Y.

Great Mall in Milpitas, Calif. is the largest indoor outlet and value shopping destination in Northern California. Hundreds of well-known retailers line the inside of the mall, including Columbia Sportswear Company. Architectural Building Products of Buffalo, N.Y. distributed 1,400 square feet of Omega-Lite panels in Bright Silver Metallic to installer, Rua & Son Mechanical of Lincoln, Calif.

When it comes to first impressions, they matter. Laminators’ polished and upscale panels set the tone for the storefront, while Columbia Sportswear’s elite and high-quality products set the tone of the inside.