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ABOUT CENTRIA

Our Experience. 
Second to None.

For over 100 years, CENTRIA has been engineering, innovating and developing the world's most advanced building envelope products. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement and the pursuit of excellence has been central to the success and growth of CENTRIA and its predecessor companies — H.H. Robertson, E.G. Smith and Steelite from the very beginning.

1906
H.H. Robertson launches a construction products company. Corrosion-resistant metal wall and roof panels are manufactured and protected sheet metal is patented. The product line later expands to include foam composite panels and an electrified floor system.

1922
Popularity of H.H. Robertson products lead to the opening of the company's first international factory in England. Today CENTRIA manufacturers throughout the world including China and India.

1935
The E.G. Smith Company is established in Emsworth, PA. The company dramatically improves quality control by installing its own architectural coating line. In 1968, the company launches its own insulated foam composite wall system.

1958
Steelite is born, a manufacturer of light gage steel trusses. The company quickly adds corrugated metal panels to its product offerings. The company's steady growth leads to acquisition of six corrugating mills and a sheet metal fabrication shop.

1996
The engineering expertise, fabrication capability, and construction experience of three industry leaders are merged to form CENTRIA — the singular, new leader in exterior metal architectural systems.

1999
CENTRIA launches Formawall® Dimension Series®, the first architectural insulated composite wall system to provide variable panel thickness variable reveal depths and a variety of panel profiles. Architectural Record names it a Product of the Millennium.

2004
Concept Series® Panels are introduced. The new concealed fastener system features six different panel profiles that can be installed interchangeably, vertically or horizontally. The product is a giant leap forward in the paradigm of mass-customization.

2006
Formawall® Graphix Series® Insulated Metal Wall Panel System is introduced. Graphix Series creates interesting visual effects by making it possible to have one insulated panel look like up to 12 smaller panels.

2009
MetalWrap™ insulated composite backup panel system is introduced. With an integrated single-panel design, MetalWrap Insulated Composite Back-Up Panel is the smart, economical choice.

2010
Smart-R™ Wall Solution is introduced. The Smart-R Wall Solution combines seamless integration of panels, windows, louvers, and sunshades with enhanced thermal performance to deliver an unmatched combination of aesthetics, performance and sustainability.

Today & Beyond
CENTRIA continues leading the way in building envelope technology – and one main reason is our dedicated, motivated and imaginative employees. We are continually working towards providing:

  • Fresh and exciting new aesthetics in metal architecture
  • Sustainable design attributes for a healthy environment
  • Improved thermal efficiency for reduced energy costs and consumption
  • Superior moisture protection to defeat moisture intrusion and entrapment
  • New services to simplify design, expedite delivery, and improve in-pace quality

We are always ready with responsive solutions to meet the increasing demands of architects, owners and contractors for better materials, value, performance and longer life cycles.

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Project Portfolio

See how CENTRIA's metal wall and roof systems have helped create some of the world's most innovative and distinctive buildings. For on-the-go access, visit our mobile portfolio at m.CENTRIAportfolio.com

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Case Studies

See how others have reimagined metal with CENTRIA's complete line of high performance, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable building envelope products.

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Product Literature

Learn more about CENTRIA's innovative products, including our Advanced Thermal and Moisture Protection (ATMP®) technology, unlimited design possibilities and commitment to sustainability.

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