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Retailers See Benefits of Porta-King’s Pre-Fabricated Construction

March 3, 2009: ST LOUIS, MO – In current economic conditions, retailers nationwide are looking to save money in a number of ways. Prefabricated construction is growing in popularity among retail chains nationwide because of its significant cost savings, reduction in downtime, and flexible design options. Porta-King Building Systems has responded to the growing demand for pre-engineered solutions by proving retailers nationwide with modular panels for a variety of retail build out applications.

The Porta-King modular panels feature a pre-engineered design to match the exact layout requirements, which means there isn’t a need for on-site fabrication. As opposed to stud and drywall construction, the Porta-King construction process includes prefinished panels, so taping and sanding are never required, which require areas to be sealed off to prevent dust from getting onto merchandise. The reduced installation time is less of an interruption to stores already open and allows new stores to open sooner and begin generating revenue.

According to Gregg Pearlstone, Vice President of Porta-King, “On average, retailers can expect a 50% time savings when using modular design to construct their walls. And the consistency in appearance makes these panels ideal for large roll out projects that must look identical from location to location.”

The Porta-King modular walls feature 3-inch thick panels that are insulated with a rigid foam core that also provides excellent sound attenuation. A solid cavity wall construction resists any puncturing from impact that is possible with an open stud drywall constructed wall.

Additionally, retail business owners can benefit from a distinct tax advantage of using modular systems, which may qualify for accelerated depreciation as tangible equipment as opposed to fixed construction, which has a much longer depreciation.

“A number of custom finishes are available to match any color scheme. Typical finish surfaces include vinyl covered drywall, high pressure laminates and melamine. In addition, custom graphics or other effects can be added for branding purposes. Should any modifications be necessary, the flexible designs of the panels can be moved or altered with a 100% recapture of the original materials purchase,” Pearlstone continued.

To further demonstrate their commitment to providing unmatched quality and service, Porta-King Building Systems offer the best warranties in the industries on all their products.

Porta-King has been a leader in custom-designed prefabricated construction solutions since 1969. Porta-King also manufacturers preassembled exterior structures for retail operations including guard buildings, smoking and transit shelters, check-out huts and cashier shelters in lawn and garden departments. Porta-King’s pre-fabricated building systems provide shelter, storage and security solutions for virtually any working environment. For more information, visit the company on-line at www.portaking.com or call 800-284-5346.

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