The warm, natural look only real wood can provide. But on the massive scale that is an international airport hosting more than 9.7 million passengers a year. While meeting all the pertinent building and fire codes. And do it as a renovation and expansion, with minimal disruption of ongoing airport business.

Contact Industries teamed with Hunter Douglas Contract Ceilings to provide a solution that combines the aesthetic appeal of natural wood with the performance characteristics of aluminum. The companies combined talents to create metal wall paneling wrapped in clear maple veneer for a light-colored finish complementing the established color palette. The system was versatile enough to apply in horizontal, vertical and curved applications while also meeting Class A fire standards and other code restrictions.



CLIENT: Hunter Douglas Contract Ceilings; Fentress Architects; Port of San Jose, CA

DETAILS: Mineta San Jose International Airport; renovation and expansion; 1.353 million square feet; $640 million construction cost; 60,000 lineal feet of Hunter Douglas Luxalon Box 4 in maple wood veneer finish

PRODUCT: Profile-wrapped lineal aluminum ceiling components

CONSTRUCTION: Maple veneer over roll formed aluminum

FINISH: Factory finished with Class A fire-rated clear coat

ADHESIVE: Type 1 Hot Melt


END USE: Wall and ceiling applications

CORE: Roll formed aluminum


As one united company, Endura Products and Contact Industries will be operating under the name of Endura Products, Inc. as of July 16, 2019.Learn More



At the end of 2016, Endura Products and Contact Industries joined forces with Endura’s acquisition of Contact. We’ve since been working together to deliver stronger product solutions addressing the unique needs of our valued customers.


To reflect this partnership and our position as one united organization, both companies will be operating under the name of Endura Products, Inc. as of July 16, 2019!