Investment in state-of-the-art coater to enable new products and efficiencies

Monday, February 25, 2013

OWATONNA, MN – Viracon, Inc., the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, announced that it will make an investment of more than $30 million at its Owatonna, MN facility. The investment is for a new coater that will allow Viracon to continue its leadership in architectural glass products and ensure its long-term competitiveness.

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Project Duplicates 19th-century Ornamental Ironwork on Historic Madison Bed and Breakfast

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MUKWONAGO, WI…For more than 150 years, the Mansion Hill Inn’s ornate exterior has radiated stately elegance. Thanks to the restoration efforts of Banker Wire, the Madison, WI bed and breakfast’s ornamental ironwork will continue to charm guests and passersby for years to come.

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Product Offers Unparalleled UV Protection With High Light Transmission

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DEPEW, NY…SEFAR® Architecture introduces EL-30-T1-UV – an inert, light transmitting fluorpolymer 100 percent PTFE fabric ideal for use in exterior shading applications, including membrane and lamellar structures, retractable canopies, umbrellas, sun awnings and screens.

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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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