Pascetti Steel Design has designed, fabricated and installed powder coated steel casework frames wrapped with white laminate and attached to perforated stainless steel acoustic panels at the new Mariposa Land Port of Entry in Nogales, AZ. These stations served as public questioning areas for the many pedestrians and drivers traveling across the border entry. The perforated panels held 3M acoustic insulation to help with the loud sound levels within these busy areas. Some stations were equipped with bullet-resistant glass and Kevlar panels installed beneath the drywall.
The new buildings at Mariposa Land Port of Entry occupies approximately 216,000 square feet and the entire site encompasses 54 acres. This project is LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified, utilizing energy-efficient technologies throughout. According to the U.S. General Services Administration website, the Mariposa Land Port of Entry is one of the United States’ busiest land ports, serving as the main entry point for fresh produce entering from Mexico.