Volume 43, Issue 3 - March 2008

Contract Glazing

Heinaman Contract Glazing Breaks Ground 
on New Las Vegas Facility 

Heinaman Contract Glazing, headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., has broken ground on a new facility in Las Vegas. The company’s current Las Vegas office will be moving to a 20,000-square-foot fabrication facility and 5,000 square-foot office. 

The new facility will be equipped with a Mubea CNC machining center and computer-controlled, dual-head saw, both of which are intended to improve productivity and accuracy on the fabrication of unitized wall systems and other types of aluminum framing systems. 

According to information from the company, the new facility is intended to benefit customers in Southern California and Nevada with increased efficiency and timely performance for delivery and installation of unitized curtainwall and window systems. Company representatives report that construction is expected to be complete by June. www.heinaman.net

Embassy Suites Reopens with Two New Skylights 
The Embassy Suites in Hunt Valley, Md., reopened on January 16, three months after a glass roof covering an atrium in the lobby collapsed (see November 2007 USGlass, page 30). Structural engineers brought in to examine the skylights determined the cause of the failure to be a design and installation flaw.

“Embassy Suites Hunt Valley has re-opened to rave reviews,” says Dawn Ray, director of brand communications for Embassy Suites Hotels.

Since the October accident, the hotel has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, which included the installation of two new skylights in the atrium. The skylights were manufactured by Wasco Skylights of Sanford, Maine, and installed by MEI Inc. of Kemah, Texas. 

ASI Ltd. Moves to New Headquarters
Glazing contractor ASI Ltd. has moved to a new corporate headquarters in Anson, Ind., just north of Indianapolis. “We have designed a new 180,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with cutting-edge machinery and techniques to ensure our product is cost effective and can meet all design challenges in the future,” says Ken Smith, president of ASI. 

The company has grown from its original lease of 3,600 square feet to the 180,000 square feet it now occupies. Another 100,000 square feet of speculative space is available for future growth. 

The company moved its fabrication center at the end of February, followed by the office move around the middle of March. www.asilimited.com 

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