March 15, 2011
St. Augustine, FL • Mill Creek Elementary School

Shade Systems provides its framed ‘Sail’ system for new elementary school

The newly constructed Mill Creek Elementary School in historic St. Augustine, Florida, is prepared to protect its children from the sun’s harmful U.V. rays with a brand new framed ‘Sail’ system from Shade Systems.

This imaginative multi-tiered Sail system with integral steel support frame was designed, engineered, and manufactured by Shade Systems at its Ocala, Florida plant, and installed by the Shade Systems field crew at Mill Creek Elementary to provide cooling shade in the school’s common courtyard area.

The St. John’s County School District, through its consulting architect, Mr. Tom Jennings of Schenkel Schultz Architecture, selected the Shade Systems ‘Sail’ design for this high-profile project due to our stringent quality standards, design capabilities, and experience with similar demanding shade cover projects nationwide. One of the key features of the Shade Systems product cited for this project was its innovative Single-Point connection system, which allows for easy removal and reattachment of the shade canopies in the event of hurricane.

Mr. Jennings of Schenkel Schultz Architecture commented: “I was at the site last week and the shade system looks great! Great job! Your engineering staff really knows its stuff and your attention to details is what really set Shade Systems apart from other shade manufacturers…” which were being considered for this project.

Click here to see pictures of more Shade Systems ‘Sails’.

Mr. Luke Flynn, the General Contractor with Mark Construction on the school construction project, was likewise pleased with his experience dealing with Shade Systems: “It was great working with Shade Systems on this project and we look forward to working together again soon.”

Shade Systems ‘Sails’ such as the one pictured are engineered to withstand up to 90-mph winds with the canopies attached, and the frames are engineered to 150-mph. High quality technical specification features include electrostatically applied powder-coat finish on all structural steel components in the customer’s choice of colors and stainless steel fastening hardware.

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.