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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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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.
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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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OSHA announces new construction standard for silica

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. The final rule is written as two standards, one for construction and one for general industry and maritime.
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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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SMACNA and RCI: Working together

SMACNA prepared a new architectural sheet metal document, “Architectural Sheet Metal Quality Assurance Guide,” 1st edition, as a tool for evaluating exterior sheet metal building components—roofing systems, exterior walls, flashing, copings, etc.—during initial construction and for ongoing condition assessments and maintenance.
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The Waldinger Corp. recreates pieces of history

When a century-old home in Blair, Nebraska, needed to restore their two crumbling rooftop cupolas, the construction company on the job brought them to The Waldinger Corporation located in Omaha to rebuild them. Known for their stellar reputation in custom metal fabrication, Waldinger’s fabrication specialists did an outstanding job of precisely recreating both cupolas.
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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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Survey reveals where architects are bullish

It’s no surprise that architects expect to see continued growth in 2016. However, the results of the 30th Annual Metal Architecture Architects Survey reveal trends in metal roofing, metal wall panel, solar panels, cool metal coating broken out by area of the country.
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