Temporary Closure Will Improve Efficiencies and Make Viracon More Competitive

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

OWATONNA, MN – Viracon, Inc., the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, announced plans to temporarily cease operations at the smallest of its three U.S. manufacturing locations.  Viracon announced today that it will close its St. George, Utah plant for approximately two years beginning in mid-April 2013.  The temporary closure will better align overall capacity with the demand expected over the next two years, which can be served from Viracon’s two other U.S. locations.  The company also plans to upgrade the coating capabilities at the St.

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Ellison Bronze App in the Mac App Store

Free Interactive Tablet Brochure Allows Users to Easily Access Comprehensive Company Resources

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

FALCONER, NY… Ellison Bronze, Inc., the inventor of the balanced door and provider of the highest quality marquee entrances in the industry, announces the release of a new iPad app – an interactive brochure that provides a wealth of information about Ellison Bronze and its products.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

OWATONNA, MN –Nicholas Peake, Architectural Design Specialist with Viracon, has earned accreditation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED®) Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). A LEED Green Associate demonstrates the knowledge and skill needed to understand and support green design, construction, and operations.

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800 North Glebe Road Honored in ‘4 Stories and Above’ Category

Thursday, January 24, 2013

OWATONNA, MN – 800 North Glebe Road in Arlington, VA has been named the 2012 Speculative Office Building of the Year by the NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Northern Virginia in the ‘4 Stories and Above’ category. The award was presented to developer and owner The JBG Companies, and the building features over 78,000 square feet of Viracon glass.

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Photo Courtesy of John Stamets

Seattle’s Bullitt Center Utilizes Metal Panels to Help Meet Net Zero and Sustainability Goals

Thursday, January 24, 2013

LOUISVILLE, KY…The Bullitt Center – the greenest, most energy efficient commercial building in the world – features 18,000 square-feet of metal wall panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation.

Located in the heart of the Central District in Seattle, WA, the Bullitt Center is a six-story, 50,000 square-foot net zero energy building. The facility is being constructed to meet the goals of the Living Building Challenge, a green building certification program that claims to define the most advanced measure of sustainability in commercial construction today.

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PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN MUGGENBORG / MUGGPHOTO

Fabric Ceiling and Wall System Stuns in Vehicle Handover Area

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DEPEW, NY…In the vehicle handover area at the new Audi Manhattan dealership, customers pick up their vehicles with style in a room illuminated by SEFAR® Architecture LIGHTFRAME wall and ceiling panels. LIGHTFRAME provides an atmosphere that showcases the car and generates excitement in ownership while staying true to the Audi brand.

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Program is Companion to MasterSpec®

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

AURORA, IL…H.B. Fuller Construction Products announces participation in MasterSpec® and the SpecAgent® program with its TEC® brand products.

MasterSpec is published by ARCOM for The American Institute of Architects (AIA), and is the industry’s master guide specification system for building and construction projects.

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Architectural Mesh Now Features Circular Patterns – a Breakthrough in Woven Metal Fabrication

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MUKWONAGO, WI…After more than a year of development, Banker Wire is the first manufacturer to mass-produce woven metal fabric with circular patterns. Circle Mesh applies the durability, versatility and aesthetic appeal of architectural mesh to new circular weaves.

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Rush University Medical Center Honored in the Healthcare Category

Thursday, January 10, 2013

OWATONNA, MN – The East Tower at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL has received accolades from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in the ENR Midwest Best Projects 2012 competition in the healthcare category. The new 830,000-square-foot inpatient facility utilizes Viracon glass.

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Krueck+Sexton Architects Recognized for 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OWATONNA, MN – Just two blocks from the White House,Viracon glass outfits the façade of 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue – a mixed-use commercial structure renovated by Krueck+Sexton Architects, who won the AIA Chicago 2012 Divine Detail Award for the design.

Krueck+Sexton, based in the Near North Side of Chicago, was tasked with renovating the failing façade of 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue. They turned to a variety of suppliers, including Viracon, to develop a custom window unit to replace the old window that had severe water damage and maintenance issues.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

DEPEW, NY… Three architectural membrane projects featuring SEFAR® Architecture fabrics have each won a 2012 International Achievement Award (IAA). IAA winners are selected by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The winning projects include:

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H.B. Fuller Construction Products Building

New Location and Equipment Improves Capabilities and Service

Monday, December 10, 2012

AURORA, IL… H.B. Fuller Construction Products announces the opening of its new research and development center in Aurora, IL. The facility features new equipment and updated and expanded lab space that further enhances the capabilities of the company’s research and development efforts.

The new center, formerly based in Palatine, IL, was relocated to H.B. Fuller Construction Products headquarters in Aurora to allow for improved collaboration with various departments of the company.

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