PalmShield Articles

Factory Finish: Standards, Practices & Product

PalmSHIELD meets and exceeds the following standards for applying our factory finish to aluminum fence panels, posts and gates to receive a polyester powder coating. We strive to offer the most pristine product for our customers and in doing so we also want to offer a complete resource for our factory finish standards, process, and […]

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Element Screening is Flexible and Affordable

PalmSHIELD’s Element screening takes your screening to its most basic elements: posts, rails and planks. Element screening is the perfect solution for large enclosures with varying elevations or tight budgets. It allows the installer to quickly and accurately field determine post spacings and heights. Element provides a basic approach to building screening with a very […]

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New Product: Sampson Commercial Swing Gate

PalmSHIELD is proud to introduce a new product to our wide-range of screening solutions. The Sampson Gate is a unique swing gate that utilizes a hollow U-shaped tube for a frame that offers both stability and security. Infill Options Composite solid screen Vinyl solid screen Aluminum solid screen Mini louver Semi-private Element Specifications Widths: Standard […]

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PalmSHIELD now incorporating Locinox Mortise locks

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that we are now incorporating the Locinox Mortise lock into all of our PalmSHIELD gates with lockable drop rods. These industrial and polished locksets include a keyable cylinder and auto-latching mechanism. PalmSHIELD’s signature gate design is a 4” wide gate frame for louvered gates. This requires a unique locking mechanism […]

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Solid Architectural Screening is PalmSHIELD’s Hot New Product Line

Already, PalmSHIELD’s new solid architectural screening is rolling off our production lines. The photos show the new architectural solid screening in aluminum tongue and groove infill. PalmSHIELD is excited about the modern architectural finish and overall appearance of this new product line. In line for production are some composite and vinyl infill projects where we […]

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PalmSHIELD finds success in new solid architectural screening

Already, PalmSHIELD’s new solid architectural screening is rolling off our production lines. The photos show the new architectural solid screening in mill finish aluminum tongue and groove infill. These panels are awaiting quality control before entering our blasting and powder coating facility. PalmSHIELD is excited about the modern architectural finish and overall appearance of this […]

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Architectural Solid Screening is Industrial and Economical

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that our solid architectural screening is now available in both a vinyl tongue & groove horizontal slat and a composite horizontal slat. These two new options make a great counterpart our popular aluminum horizontal slat system. PalmSHIELD’s solid architectural screening is a perfect solution for designers looking to complement their […]

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How to Select Your Mechanical Equipment Screening – Engineering Required

In our How to Select Your Mechanical Equipment Screening publication, we state that designers should either calculate their own wind loading or request this engineering from the manufacturer. Regardless how it comes to fruition, this level of engineering is very time consuming and expensive. Unfortunately, designers do not have the time or the resources to […]

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PalmSHIELD Standard Powder Coating Colors

Stock Powder Coating Color Deck PalmSHIELD requires our customers to choose a RAL number for their paint and powder coat color. RAL numbers are an industry standard for color selection. Both our paint and powder coating suppliers use these RAL numbers as their standard. PalmSHIELD is now offering our official list of standard powder coating […]

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Important Performance Outputs and Design Criteria for Louvered Screening

PalmSHIELD loves to be poked and prodded by engineers.  Our system has been evaluated many times to meet specific design and site criteria.  We also recognize that not all installations require this level of engineering; however, end-users do want some assurance of performance and design criteria.  PalmSHIELD is now providing engineering summaries for our common […]

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PalmSHIELD dazzles in the California sunshine

This is a PalmSHIELD Hercules horizontal louvered screen system protecting a Shell hydrogen refueling station in Citrus Heights, California. This hydrogen refueling station is a prototype and one of the many to come to California. These refueling stations are necessary in support of hydrogen as an alternate fuel source for automobiles. For this alternate energy […]

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A Warm Welcome for American Access Company!

American Access Company is a brand-new gate access control vendor that sells items such as access portals, transmitters, operators and more. They have a top-notch team of experts trained by leading manufacturers to install, design and maintain your automatic gate and control system. The heart of what American Access Company specializes in includes: Improving access […]

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Mission Dispensary Finds Success with PalmSHIELD in Allentown, PA

PalmSHIELD is proud to be part of Allentown, Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana dispensary.  PalmSHIELD and their installation partner, ProMax Fence Systems, provided the dispensary’s mechanical equipment screening.  The screening faces the front of the building and compliments its unique architecture and color accents. ProMax Fence Systems, Reading Pennsylvania, is a seasoned veteran when it comes […]

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Check Out How PalmSHIELD’s Equipment Screening Compares to the Competition

Ever wondered exactly how well PalmSHIELD architectural screening holds up against its top competitors? Well, we’ve completed a simple and comprehensive graphic to prove that we really are just as great as we say we are.

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How To Guide For Selecting Your Mechanical Equipment Screen – User’s Guide

How to select your mechanical equipment screening.  A user’s guide for assisting in design and selection of materials.   The intent of this guide is to provide an easy step-by-step process to help you decide when you may need mechanical equipment screening.  Once you know there is a need, this guide will provide you with […]

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PalmSHIELD Diagonal Louver System Specifications

PalmSHIELD’s latest louver design, Ajax diagonal louvers, has received a great deal of interest from architects and designers.  Everyone is asking how they can include these diagonal louvers in their next mechanical equipment screen, dumpster enclosure or patio rail. PalmSHIELD has provided a series of CAD drawings to make it easy for these designers to […]

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New! PalmSHIELD Announces Diagonal Louvers

Ajax Diagonal Louvers Looking for a more contemporary industrial fencing design? PalmSHIELD’s new Ajax panels provide a real eye-catching appeal. When architects and designers are looking for that really unique design that may be the focal point, the Ajax design is perfect for enclosing outdoor patios and cafés. These panels provide some needed shade while […]

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Architectural Cable Railing – Contemporary Design

PalmSHIELD announces our exclusive architectural cable design.  This design is a real architectural wonder for cable railing.  PalmSHIELD utilizes a single cable design where the cable is attached at the top of the panel and then strewn back and forth over a series of spools to a final and single tensioner at the bottom.  This […]

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PalmSHIELD Announces Our Standard Drawings for One, Two and Three Dumpsters

Now Available: Dumpster Enclosure CAD Drawings and PDFs PalmSHIELD is excited to announce our standard dumpster enclosure CAD and PDF drawings.  Our new standard dumpster enclosure drawings include layouts for one, two and three dumpsters.  Refuge dumpsters have a standard footprint. Solid waste management companies require specific access and space around these dumpsters to remove […]

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Achilles – PalmSHIELD’s New Vertical Louver Product

Achilles Vertical Louvers PalmSHIELD is excited to announce Achilles, our new vertical louver screening and fence system. Vertical louvers are popular for mechanical equipment enclosures and rooftop equipment screening when designers want to match an existing design. PalmSHIELD recognizes that most roof panels and building eaves have a vertical alignment in panel ribbing or ridges. […]

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PalmSHIELD Offers Fire Code Compliant Screen Doors

Did you know that we can design our architectural screening products to be fire code compliant with exit doors and hardware? PalmSHIELD offers a vast array of leading security and safety door hardware. From heavy duty to economical exit devices, external keying, access control devices, low energy automatic operators and exit alarms. PalmSHIELD products are […]

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PalmSHIELD basks in sunny Los Angeles

PalmSHIELD basks in sunny Los Angeles.  PalmSHIELD louvers is proud to have been selected by the City of Los Angeles Water and Power as their mechanical equipment closure.  The City of Los Angeles has a tight set of requirements relative to their mechanical equipment louvered systems.  Louvered equipment enclosures must meet the 31 pounds per […]

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PalmSHIELD is proud to announce bar grating infill panels

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce the addition of our new aluminum bar grating railing and fence panel system specifications and CAD drawings With this information, engineers and architects will have an easier time providing a complete set of specifications for bar grating panel systems. PalmSHIELD has been successfully manufacturing aluminum and steel bar grating railing […]

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PalmSHIELD Square Mesh Panel System Specifications & CAD Drawings

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that we established a complete set of specifications and CAD drawings for our Dante square mesh panel system.  This information will make it easy for engineers and architects to provide a complete set of specifications for square mesh panel systems.  This is the only complete square mesh panel specification that […]

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Perforated Aluminum Panel Specifications & CAD drawings

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that we established a complete set of specifications and CAD drawings for our Charlemagne perforated aluminum panel system.  This information will make it easy for engineers and architects to provide a complete set of specifications for perforated metal panel systems.  This is the only complete perforated metal panel specification that […]

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Perforated Metal Screening Options From PalmSHIELD

With a wide variety of holes sizes, percentage of open area, high strength-to-weight ratio and aesthetically pleasing, perforated metal sheet has endless applications such as enclosures, partitions, sign panels, guards, screens, and more.  PalmSHIELD has been using perforated metal in our robust exclusive PalmSHIELD frames and column systems as an alternative to our louvers.  Perforated […]

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PalmSHIELD is a great pool solution

Over the weekend, I read a news report about a young child that suffered from drowning related injuries.  What makes it unusual is that the pool was closed for the summer season.  The child was able to get under the loose cover.  Once in the pool, he was not able to get out due to […]

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Not just any architectural screen manufacturer….we offer engineered systems.

PalmSHIELD is not just any architectural and louvered screen manufacturer.  We are an engineered architectural and louvered system manufacturer.  What does this boil down to for our customers?  PalmSHIELD reviews every project for the following conditions. Where is the screening going to be located?  If a rooftop unit, the system may be exposed to wind […]

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PalmSHIELD adds more screening options

PalmSHIELD adds more screening options that include welded wire mesh, grating, perforated sheet and cable railing.  Utilizing our proven PalmSHIELD framework and engineered posts and plates, you can now infill your screening with more options.   Please check out our new gallery. 

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Large Gable Roof Panels

PalmSHIELD is a custom equipment screening manufacturer.  That is exactly what the Village of Kilmarnock needed for their new amphitheater.  The Half Shell Theater is highlighted with PalmSHIELD’s Hercules louvered architectural panels.  Front and center is a twenty foot wide custom louvered panel that highlights the stage. Gable roofs vary in slope and construction.  Louvers […]

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PalmSHIELD performs at the Half Shell Theater.

The Village of Kilmarnock, Virginia has a new town Centre. The new Centre includes an amphitheater, picnic pavilion, restrooms, waterpark and other fun facilities.  The theme throughout the Centre are the PalmSHIELD Hercules horizontal louvered panels.  The township is so excited about PalmSHIELD panels that they have incorporated our louvered panels into their new logo.  […]

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PalmSHIELD is fueled by hydrogen

We are very proud that Black & Veatch Engineering selected PalmSHIELD as their louvers of choice for the Air Liquide new prototype hydrogen fueling stations.   These new sites incorporate PalmSHIELD’s exclusive sliding gates and panic hardware. 

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PalmSHIELD teams-up with Midwest Data Centers

PalmSHIELD Louvers and American Fence Company of Minnesota team-up to provide a new mechanical equipment enclosure for American Family Insurance’s new data center. PalmSHIELD louvers has a long history of providing architectural louvers for data centers.  You can find our louvered panel system at the Google, Travelers and Yahoo  date centers.  PalmSHIELD is the natural […]

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How-To instructions provided…that is what makes PalmSHIELD #1.

Why is PalmSHIELD the most widely used and number one louvered architectural screen system?  PalmSHIELD is the only manufacture that provides step-by-step installation instructions for installing posts, panels, and gates. PalmSHIELD prides ourselves on having a reputation of being the most user-friendly louvered screen system to install.  We have been working directly with installers for […]

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PalmSHIELD hits the road to the historic Kilmarnock Town Square

PalmSHIELD architectural louvers was selected for the historic restoration of the Kilmarnock Township Town Square.  PalmSHIELD was chosen because of our ability to custom build both louvered architectural screens in a wide variety of shapes but also because of our ability to provide such a wide range of gate and door solutions. Kilmarnock Town Square […]

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HVAC & AC Equipment Secured Enclosures … Don’t Sweat Your Copper.

PalmSHIELD offers louvered and secured HVAC equipment enclosures. Copper prices have increased over 60% since 2007.  Thieves are averaging no less than $100.00 for copper tubing stolen from a residential ac unit installation. Recently, the local Houston news reported two commercial HVAC units dropped two stories from the rooftop of a shopping mall.  The thieves […]

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Air Conditioner Unit’s Best Friend

Over the last several years, there has been a pillaging of copper from existing air conditioner units.  Copper is rising in cost and has a high scrap pay-out.  Air conditioner lines are quick prey for thieves. It can cost thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to re-plumb air conditioner lines after thieves have ripped out […]

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Engineering & Anchoring PalmSHIELD. Anchors away!

PalmSHIELD has been engineered to meet the category one 90 mph wind load requirement for an architectural louvered screen system.    Though we do not provide generalized engineered stamped drawings; we do review our engineering to assure that our design will meet designed load requirements relative to the overall design and selection of materials. Ultimately, it […]

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Temporary Construction Fence Site Survey

Your temporary construction fence should be your first line of defense at your construction site. Not only does it aid in keeping materials and tool safe; it keeps potential lawsuits from curious trespassers out.  Construction sites are dangerous, especially in the dark.  It is easy for others to quickly get hurt. According to the Chain […]

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Need An Engineered Louvered Screen System?

Any louvered screen will increase the wind load on it supporting structure. This has traditionally been an educated guess with a considerable safety factor.  However, most architectural louvered screens are attached to adjoining walls and buildings that must meet an even greater wind load coefficient for solid surfaces. Though PalmSHIELD’s systems may be installed as […]

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What are the benefits of using pre-stained pickets, rails and posts?

What are the benefits of using pre-stained pickets, rails and posts? It must be said at the beginning of this piece…there is no substitute for using pre-stained fence boards.  These are wood pickets, rails and posts that are stained by the mill, packaged and shipped to your local DIY store.  Nobody knows wood better than […]

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PalmSHIELD is more than just louvers

Did you know that PalmSHIELD is more than just architectural louvers?  We are a fully staffed and equipped architectural metals shop.  Our staff begins with design and engineering.  We have an exceptional design team who are highly competent CAD designers.  Our fabrication personnel are a group of certified AWS D1.1 & D1.2 welders. Our shop is […]

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Aluminum in Architectural Screens: 6061 or 6063?

PalmSHIELD uses both 6061 and 6063 aluminum in production of our architectural screens.  We select each profile based on its appearance and strength requirements.  What is the difference between these two alloys? 6061 Aluminum is the most commonly used aluminum alloy. It is specified in most applications due to its strength, heat treatability, comparatively easy […]

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PalmSHIELD rolls into the Village of Glenview Train Station

PalmSHIELD was selected as the mechanical equipment louvered screen system of choice for the Village of Glenview, Illinois.  The Village selected an eight foot tall PalmSHIELD Hercules louver system to protect and hide a compressor unit at the local train station.  The Village staff elected to install the system themselves.  After the installation, they commented […]

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The perfect air conditioner enclosure…PalmSHIELD

PalmSHIELD is the perfect air conditioner enclosure.  PalmSHIELD is the ultimate architectural equipment screening.

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PalmSHIELD Slide Gate Specifications Are Now Available!

PalmSHIELD has a custom specification for slide gates that incorporate the PalmSHIELD louvered panels.   PalmSHIELD panels are very robust with the 3″ x 3″ framework.  A standard slide gate specification will not integrate with the PalmSHIELD louvered panels.  Thus, we have prepared a unique PalmSHIELD slide gate specification. If you are specifying PalmSHIELD for your mechanical equipment enclosure, roof top […]

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PalmSHIELD goes Perforated

For years, PalmSHIELD has been producing a perforated sheet metal option.  The perforated metal sheet has grown in popularity to the point that we will be adding several new pages to our website offering the perforated metal as an option for designers, architects and end users.  No worries.  We will continue to use our one-of-kind […]

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All aboard! PalmSHIELD is hopping a train to the Village of Glenview Illinois.

PalmSHIELD was selected to be installed at the Village of Glenview Illinois train station.  PalmSHIELD is the perfect screening for heavy traffic areas.  With our picture framed panels, PalmSHIELD provides the necessary protection for the louvers to endure a lot of foot traffic without getting dented or bent.  PalmSHIELD is perfect for train stations, airports, […]

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PalmSHIELD makes a huge impression at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

PalmSHIELD makes a huge impression at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Over three hundred feet of twelve foot tall PalmSHIELD Hercules horizontal louvers were installed around the Med Center’s cooling equipment.  The louvered mechanical screen system stands at the crest of a hill where it stands tall and will be viewed by all visitors […]

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PalmSHIELD is going north to Madison Wisconsin. We love cheese!

PalmSHIELD is proud to be part of the American Family Insurance Data Center’s new mechanical equipment addition.  PalmSHIELD has been protecting data centers’ mechanical equipment all across the United States.  Some of our most recent projects include the Google data center and the Prudential Insurance data center.  PalmSHIELD is the ultimate architectural equipment screening.

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PalmSHIELD heads to Kilmarnock, Virginia

Dirt will soon be moving in Kilmarnock as ground breaking has been scheduled for the new Town Centre Park.  “This park is what the community has asked for and we will soon be underway,” stated Mae Umphlett, Kilmarnock’s Mayor.  A ceremonial ground breaking event is scheduled for October 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM at 150 […]

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PalmSHIELD offers continued education. Educate. Re-Educate.

PalmSHIELD fabrication engineers and supervisors recognize the importance of continued education even on the most basic principles.  Our welding techniques are all in accordance with AWS D1.2  Structural aluminum welding.  The most important weld for us is combining the plate to the post as this is a structural weld that will be tested under severe […]

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Shhhh…PalmSHIELD louvered screen has a secret prototype and we are seeking some input. Keep it under wraps.

PalmSHIELD louvered screens has created a Easy-Up design and prototype.  This new design allows some flexibility in setting the posts where the space between the post can vary without creating a gap between the louvered panel and post.  Our new design allows for field setting the post in concrete footings and then installing the panels afterward. […]

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PalmSHIELD goes to work at the Minnesota National Guard

PalmSHIELD was selected to protect trash containers at the Minnesota  National Guard in Owatonna, Minnesota.  PalmSHIELD is perfect for hiding large trash containers.

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PalmSHIELD makes an impression at South Dakota State University

PalmSHIELD’s Hercules horizontal louvers were selected by South Dakota State University over other louvered mechanical screening.  The PalmSHIELD louvered screening was installed in July, 2016 by American Fence Company of South Dakota.  The final install is spectacular.  Please see our photos in the gallery. PalmSHIELD is the ultimate choice for you mechanical equipment screening and […]

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PalmSHIELD slides into summer.

PalmSHIELD has posted our standard plate in our CAD section for louvered slide gates.   These louvered slide gates are a perfect solution with space is tight and swing gates just won’t do.  We can engineer the gate to any height or width of opening.  Slide gates rely on cantilevered and shifting loads thus it requires […]

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PalmSHIELD gets bigger and better.

PalmSHIELD now offers aluminum gate posts for those customers who want only aluminum materials on their projects.  PalmSHIELD seamlessly integrates steel posts into their mechanical equipment enclosures for all gate posts due to the strength of steel on a cantilevered load.  However, we recognize that some customers want a full aluminum mechanical equipment enclosure on […]

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PalmSHIELD’s Gorilla hinges prove to be kind.

PalmSHIELD’s Gorilla hinges are designed to be forgiving.  PalmSHIELD has conducted a great deal of research on how our product is being installed, installation challenges, hurdles, etc.  Our Gorilla hinges provided for a full close but our customers wanted some flexibility to allow for some slight variations in post installations. We agree. We quickly modified […]

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PalmSHIELD announces new keyed internal latch.

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce our new keyed internal latch.  Unlike other manufacturer’s latch, our new latch is: Keyed from both sides.  If locked on one side must also be unlocked from the same side.  OR Keyed from one side. Internal.  Nothing is face mounted except the handles. Accessible from both sides. Chrome handles. Large 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ […]

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PalmSHIELD is all about hydrogen fuel.

PalmSHIELD is selected to participate in the introduction of hydrogen fueling stations across America.  Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell cars will use this fueling stations as well as other new entries into the hydrogen fuel market.  PalmSHIELD will be protecting and disclosing the hydrogen fuel equipment.  With PalmSHIELD’s largest louvers in the industry and full framed panels; it […]

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PalmSHIELD selected to protect our electrical grid.

PalmSHIELD was selected to protect critical components on a series of electrical substations throughout North America.  NERC has set forth criteria for larger substations that impact our nation’s electrical grid.  These criteria include protecting various components of these substations from acts of vandalism.  PalmSHIELD is the perfect solution as it both provides a visual barrier and […]

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PalmSHIELD Specifications

PalmSHIELD offers a full set off product specifications in a Word document.  You may set your panel height, panel width, gate size, post size, etc.  If you are a architect, engineer, or product specifier; you will appreciate our specifications that are in a user friendly format.

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PalmSHIELD gets engineered.

PalmSHIELD received engineer’s stamp for South Dakota State University stadium improvements.  PalmSHIELD was engineered to meet IBC building code for wind loading.  Our louvered system received an South Dakota engineer’s stamp, validating our system to meet IBC codes. Looking for a louvered system that will meet a UBC or IBC code?  Look no further.  PalmSHIELD is […]

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PalmSHIELD shines at the Minnesota National Guard

PalmSHIELD louvered screen system was selected to be installed at the Minnesota National Guard in Owatonna, Minnesota.  PalmSHIED is the leading louvered screen system for mechanical enclosures.  PalmSHIELD is the ultimate louvered screen wall

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American Ultra Latch. The perfect solution for substations and equipment enclosures. The only anti-cut no-cut non-removable gate latch.

The American Ultra Latch is the only non-removable, no-cut gate latch on the market.  It is a perfect fit for substation and equipment enclosures that are not attended by personnel.  A bolt cutter will not get you through this lock.  MidAmerican Energy has been specifying the American Ultra Latch on their facilities to provide that […]

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American Ultra Latch – A non-removable no-cut solution for gate latches. The only anti-cut lock.

The American Ultra Latch is now in-stock.  See pictures and illustrations below. The American Ultra Latch is THE only no-cut, non-removable gate latch solution available.  The American Ultra Latch is available in a single swing and double drive version.  This latch meets multiple needs and fits a wide variety of circumstances.  This is the only […]

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PalmSHIELD goes back to school

PalmSHIELD was selected as to conceal the new mechanical area being built at the University of Nebraska – Omaha.  Kiewit Construction and the University of Nebraska had reviewed several different screening options.  In the end, they selected PalmSHIELD. PalmSHIELD has the leading louvered screen systems, offering the only fully framed screening panels.  PalmSHIELD is custom […]

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PalmSHIELD knows how to pack a lunch for a long trip.

PalmSHIELD was selected by AeroJet Rocketdyne as an industrial and professional grade louvered screen enclosure. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace propulsion systems; precision tactical weapon systems; and armament systems, including warhead and munitions applications.  PalmSHIELD provided a custom fabricated system that assured complete blockage of AeroJet Rocketdyne’s mechanical […]

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An Introduction to PalmSHIELD Louvers & Architectural Screening

Architectural and louvered screens have been used for years to conceal mechanical equipment, generators, compressors, etc. American Fence Company has been installing these screens and fences for decades. Over time, we have come to appreciate the shortcomings and strengths of some of the more popular architectural screening systems. Hence, we strongly promote PalmSHIELD architectural screening […]

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Children’s Hospital chooses PalmSHIELD

PalmSHIELD was chosen to complement the new Children’s Hospital facility. Working with the project architects, PalmSHIELD designed a system that accented the buildings contemporary window casings and trim. Standing twelve feet tall, the grey panels shine. This is the perfect louvered screen system. PalmSHIELD uses the industries’ widest louvers. This provides significant structural strength which […]

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PalmSHIELD Gates and Louvers featured at State-of-the-art facility in Iowa

PalmSHIELD horizontal louvered fence screen was used at the new state of the art Johnson Public Safety building, Johnson County, Iowa. The louvered gates incorporate a crash beam on the interior and Palm Shield louvered system on the exterior. On either side of the gate are two large stanchions used to leverage the beam in […]

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Perfect louvered system for this South Dakota equipment facility

PalmSHIELD was selected to enclose a large mechanical equipment facility at the new Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This particular PalmSHIELD enclosure was twelve feet tall with large double drive doors for equipment access. PalmSHIELD provides incredible aesthetics while protecting and venting large mechanical equipment. What makes PalmSHIELD attractive to architects and engineers […]

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