May 31, 2011
Panama City, Florida

Shade Systems completes major airport parking shade project

Shade Systems is proud to announce it has completed on time its project to design, manufacture, and install the parking lot shade covers for the brand new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport near Panama City in the Florida panhandle.

The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE), a publicly traded company engaged in land development with approximately 580,000 acres in northwest Florida, is the owner of the land for the airport, which will serve such major carriers as Southwest and Delta Airlines. HWA Parking, a planning and design firm with offices in Austin and Houston, was responsible for the design and development of the parking facility, and selected Shade Systems for the critical shading portion of the project.

Considerations for the selection of Shade Systems included our patented Turn-N-SlideTM easy canopy removal and reattachment system which makes it easy to take down the canopies quickly in the event of a gulf coast hurricane. Likewise, it was important to the selection committee that Shade Systems has a long and successful track record for implementing similar large-scale shading projects nationwide, and that its product warranties are the most comprehensive in the industry.

The Shade Systems canopies are designed to cover 100% of the parking area, including the ticket booth which is covered with an additional waterproof canopy, for a total of approximately 115,000 square feet of shade coverage. As seen in these night photos, the shade structures were also equipped with electrical access boxes for lighting.

About Shade SystemsTM

Shade Systems is the premier manufacturer of heavy-duty outdoor shade structures designed to help protect people and property from the harmful effects of the sun's dangerous U.V. (Ultra-Violet) rays. Alan Bayman, President and CEO of Shade Systems, Inc., leads the shade industry with over 30 years of manufacturing experience in the outdoor public use products industry. "The Shade Systems team is focused on providing its market with the highest manufacturing standards and dedication to customer satisfaction in the outdoor shade structure arena," Alan was quoted as saying.

For more information, please contact Shade Systems at 1-800-609-6066.