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Fans happy to build Minnesota Vikings stadium—and its iconic 'Gjallarhorn'

Winning a contract to work on the U.S. Bank Stadium—located in downtown Minneapolis and home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings—wasn’t just any old job for SMACNA contractor MG McGrath Architectural Surfaces in Maplewood, Minn. Nearly all the building’s surfaces are curved, making the digital model more important than ever for layout and design.

Dramatic steel lattice drapes building in greenery

G.E.S. Sheet Metal Inc., Pomona, Calif., brought the designer’s vision—and an ordinary modern building—to life by draping the conventional glass and brick structure with a dramatic six-story steel lattice showcasing a rich variety of native plantings.

Air Systems creates unique design-assist entry for internet firms’ new hub

SMACNA contractor Air Systems Inc., an EMCOR company in San Jose, Calif., recently created and fabricated sleek new entry designs for a global internet company headquarters in Northern California. Air Systems delivered the project on time and under budget—despite multiple change orders and a deluge of rainy weather.

Robots allow A. Zahner to focus on art and craftsmanship

When Bill Zahner, CEO of SMACNA contractor A. Zahner Company, Kansas City, Mo., introduced the idea of bringing robots into the shop, it received a cool reception.

Central Consolidated hits one out of the park

SMACNA member Central Consolidated Inc., headquartered in Wichita, Kan., recently helped major league first baseman Adam LaRoche achieve his dream to build a stadium at Fort Scott High School, Fort Scott, Kan., where he graduated in 2001.

CASS architectural experts restore Michigan State Capitol roof

Repairing more than 100 years of leaky roofing was the challenge SMACNA architectural sheet metal contractor Custom Architectural Sheetmetal Specialists (CASS) of Detroit, Mich., signed up for when they installed a new copper roof on the historic Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich.

MG McGrath creates eye-catching healthcare facility

When the Mayo Clinic partnered with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx on a $50 million project to redevelop a Minneapolis retail complex into a 107,000-square-foot mixed-use business, sports medicine, and practice facility, MG McGrath Inc., based in Maplewood, Minn., played a vital role both inside and out.

Architectural Sheet Metal Inc. revives St. Louis’ Old Cathedral

When SMACNA’s Architectural Sheet Metal Systems Inc., based in St. Louis, won the $130,000 contract to restore the iconic Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, known locally as the “Old Cathedral,” the contractor had to keep the project on budget and meet strict deadlines despite a harsh, windy St. Louis winter.

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