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Architectural Record: Creating a Vision of the Bible in Bronze

Even a company that specializes in artistic projects can tackle a demanding project that challenges the company to take it to a higher level of skill, artistry, and complexity.
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Architectural Record – CASS sets up their A-game for Detroit Red Wings Arena

Some projects bring a sense of personal achievement that goes beyond the satisfaction of a job well done. Providing sheet metal elements for the new Detroit Red Wings stadium, now Little Caesar’s Arena, was just such a project for Glenn Parvin, president of SMACNA member Custom Architectural Sheet Metal Specialists (CASS) in Detroit, and for members of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 80 who worked on the job.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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