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National Guard Readiness Center

Luverne, Minnesota

Per the Minnesota National Guard press release:

"The new $17.5 million facility will be 46,293 square feet, more than doubling the size of the current 20,890 square-foot armory in Luverne. The new building will feature assembly halls, work bays, storage areas, classrooms, a learning center, and a fitness center with locker rooms. Additionally, Fink said the new energy-efficient features and design would be certified as a Leadership in Energy Environmental Design-Silver facility by the U.S. Green Building Council."

“We try to meet all of the executive orders by the state,” Army Lt. Col. Troy Fink said. “To meet all of the energy and green initiates for all of our facilities.”

“This new facility is going to bring a lot of capabilities to the organization that we just do not have right now,” said Battalion Commander, Army Lt. Col. Mark Gile. “The space alone gives us an opportunity to do more things as an entire battery versus being a detachment and a battery.”

How Max Compact Exterior Panels Added Value

Fundermax was chosen due to its durability, sustainability, woodgrain and decor options, as well as its ability to be paired with other materials.  The panels can survive the cold winds and weather in winter, as well as the heat in the summer; making durability an essential factor when evaluating material options.

Additionally, the Modulo fastening system enables the cladding of a vertical/horizontal structure. With no parts visible from the outside, Modulo allowed for a unique design pairing various woodgrains together on the rainscreen facade and soffit of the building's entrance.

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Rainscreen Façade



Max Compact Exterior


Government & Defense


0803 Tyrol Pine

0924 Taurus

0927 Creek

0935 Voyager


NT / Standard Finish

Fastening System:

Modulo Plank Fastening System


TKDA | St. Paul, Minnesota


Berwald Roofing and Sheet Metal

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Photo Credit:

Nick Swendra, M3Sixty