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Nichiha Combats Industry Lead Time Woes with Ready-to-Ship Solutions

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Company’s Popular Illumination Architectural Wall Panels Now Ship Within Five Days

Nichiha USA, a leading manufacturer of high-performance exterior cladding, announced today that it will now offer 10 colors of its best-selling product series—Illumination architectural wall panels—with a five-day lead time. Illumination rose to popularity with architects and builders because of its advanced custom color versatility. However, ordering a custom color meant a longer lead time to test and approve samples. By stocking the 10 most-preferred colors, Nichiha cuts their lead time significantly to get products shipped within five days.

A Function-Forward Building Solution

Illumination brings a building’s design to life with a smooth, satin finish in vibrant colors. Its contemporary aesthetic is matched by the product’s durability—it’s resistant to pests, rot and warping and maintains its top-tier performance even in harsh weather climates. The thoughtfully-engineered clip system makes installation simple and efficient, and the built-in rainscreen prevents moisture from breaching the building’s interior.

Stocked and Ready to Ship

With all the benefits Nichiha’s Illumination panels provide it’s no wonder the product is a favorite of builders and architects alike. "Our customers love specifying Illumination as they can get creative with colors without sacrificing durability or performance," remarked Jason Monday, vice president of sales and marketing at Nichiha. "And while lead time issues have plagued our industry, we had the unique opportunity to provide a meaningful solution that will get our most popular products to job sites faster than ever before—reducing construction downtime and saving our customers money."

Stock Illumination comes in 10 colors—Fog, Graphite, Nickel, Raven, Lava, Scarlet, Russet, Bay Blue, Warm White and Cotton—all ready to ship from the Nichiha factory within five days with matching trim options. For projects that require custom color application, Nichiha offers limitless options with the Color Xpressions system.

Nichiha provides cladding for commercial and residential projects in various colors and textures as part of its Quick Ship program. The Quick Ship designation guarantees products are available to ship free within five business days.

About Nichiha USA

Nichiha USA, a subsidiary of Nichiha Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of high-functioning cladding for commercial and residential building applications. Founded in Japan in 1956, Nichiha now employs over 2800 employees at 13 locations worldwide. Nichiha creates long-term value for architects, builders and contractors through building material solutions that are durable and available in a breadth of colors, styles and textures, with customized support to meet any specification and help customers get the most out of their projects. To learn more, visit

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