Banker Wire provides building design solution for Northwestern Mutual

Special to the Freeman

April 14, 2014

MUKWONAGO – Banker Wire, a Mukwonago manufacturer of wire mesh, provided woven wire mesh to Northwestern Mutual, helping to achieve a design solution for the firm’s building in downtown Milwaukee.

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual renovated the interior of its downtown 158,000-square-foot, seven-story Milwaukee office, which it bought in January 2013, according to the statement. The firm worked with Eppstein Uhen Architects to redesign its interior.

Banker Wire’s DS-1 woven wire mesh helped to address design concerns.

“The Banker Wire woven wire mesh contributed a valuable design solution for this space. Integration of the mesh around the elevator openings not only solved our concerns regarding durability and seaming at the control panels, but the patterns high degree of opacity also satisfied our aesthetic expectations of the material,” said Jennifer Herr, senior interior designer with Eppstein Uhen Architects.

The metal fabric was incorporated around the elevator openings and control panels, blending a stylish look with full functionality, according to the statement. Banker Wire worked with Green Bay-based H.J. Martin and Son Inc., an interior contractor, to ensure a successful and easy installation.

Building renovations were finished in September. The project team included general contractor M.A. Morstenson Co., Eppstein Uhen Architects, and H.J. Martin and Son.