Southern California Institute of Architecture selects bifold glass doors for new building
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles called on Schweiss Doors for two very impressive glass bifold liftstrap doors to be put on its new building. One door operates as a roof located skylight and the other an entrance door.
SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, California, is an independent, non-profit school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. It offers community design and outreach programs, and free public access to frequent exhibitions and lectures by leading thinkers in architecture. Founded in 1972, SCI-Arc is widely regarded as one of the most avant-garde U.S. architecture schools, with a reputation for pushing the boundaries of academic study.
SCI-Arc's approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members - some of whom are practicing architects - work together to explore and test the limits of architecture. The school is based in the former Santa Fe Freight Depot in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. Today the building is on the National Register of Historic Places and the school has become an anchor for the city's Arts District.
The firm of AGA architects was in charge of the building design that included two Schweiss bifold/liftstrap glass designer doors. The doors are 19' 1" x 9' wide and 16' 1" x 8.6' wide. Each door is equipped with autolatches, and electric photo eye sensors. Special engineering was required in order to have the pitch of the door at a greater slope of 1/2" per foot to match the roofline. The doors were ordered through Certified Door & Dock Equipment of Bellflower, California, who was also in charge of the door installation. Bremco Construction Company of Long Beach, California was the general contractor.
John Chamberland, Operations Manager for Certified Door & Dock Equipment that installed the doors, said it was his decision for SCI-Arc to go with Schweiss Doors. An Internet search brought him initially to Schweiss. It was a first for his company to install Schweiss doors and he mentioned the biggest issue presented was with the flashing and sealing the skylight application. He added that the doors were delivered on time and in good condition and noted the quality of the doors.
Lead AGA architect John Bencher and one other assistant's participation and experience extended through all phases of the SCI-Arc project design, development, production and construction.
An inside view of both doors: The entrance door with steps leading down to it is 19'1" x 9' wide. The skylight door is 16'1" x 8'6" wide. The new building is being used as a digital prototyping lab for students, shop staff and equipment storage.
"Obviously, we collaborated with the school in terms of design. When it came time to do the nuts and bolts; construction drawings, permitting, engineering, coordination and all of that, they decided to work with us. We have a relationship with the school anyway, because I used to teach there," said Bencher.
The new building is being used as a digital prototyping lab, mostly for equipment and shop staff. The students themselves don't spend their entire day there on regular basis. The building has equipment in it that they use to build 3D prototype models. It's got 3D powder printers, 3D scanners and other machines. Students come in with their digital files to build 3D prototypes of their work.
"We used two Schweiss doors, one was a conventional door in the vertical orientation; that was primarily so when it is open we would have a big connection between the new building and the existing shop where some of this equipment used to be. The analog shop still has conventional saws, table saws, band saws and traditional equipment that is still at the end of the building. The idea behind the Schweiss door is to move back and forth between the two shops easily and quickly as if it were one space," explained Bencher.
One of the glass doors is at the entrance connecting to the new building and the existing shop. Directly over the top of that door they used the second bifold door as a skylight that can be opened up for natural light and occasional ventilation purposes.
Bencher said they looked at a couple of other manufacturers of bifold doors in addition to Schweiss Doors before deciding that Schweiss would be the best choice. They first became acquainted with Schweiss Doors while working on another project prior to this.
A view of the Schweiss bifold liftstrap/autolatch glass entry door halfway open from the outside.
"The bifold door made more sense than a single hydraulic door for us. One factor was that there was more information available on the Schweiss door to help us understand how it would integrate into the building. The other part was, after talking with Schweiss personnel, you seemed more willing to take on the challenge of it, since it was more of an unconventional installation. We looked at the Schweiss website and visited with Brent (at Schweiss Doors) and he provided AutoCAD drawings and more specific information. The doors have lived up to our expectations and were a good fit for the building."
- John Bencher, Lead architect
AGA Architects, Del Rey, CA
"The bifold door made more sense than a single hydraulic door for us," said Bencher. "One factor was that there was more information available on the Schweiss door to help us understand how it would integrate into the building. The other part was, after talking with Schweiss personnel, you seemed more willing to take on the challenge of it, since it was more of an unconventional installation. We looked at the Schweiss website and visited with Brent (at Schweiss Doors) and he provided AutoCAD drawings and more specific information. The doors have lived up to our expectations and were a good fit for the building."
One of the differences from the first standard vertical bifold door was evident in the bifold skylight door that is positioned at more of a horizontal level above the other door and where the pitch of the door was set at a greater slope of 1/2" per foot to match the roof.
Bencher has worked collaboratively with Augis Gedgaudas since 1996, and in 2002 joined AGA architects as partner. He has 15 years of experience in the design of unique buildings, interiors and parking facilities for office, commercial and industrial clients including several built-to-suit production /post-production facilities for movie and television companies, and creative spaces for website and internet design companies and other clients in the entertainment industry. Bencher has also been a design studio critic in the architecture departments at Woodbury University in Burbank, California and the Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, California.
He seeks to maintain his architectural interests by participating in the academic environment and is currently an adjunct professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture teaching classes in design, theory, design development, and construction documentation and process.
The skylight bifold door also has automatic latching capability. It provides natural light into the building and is occasionally opened for ventilation.
History Of SCI-Arc
SCI-Arc was founded in 1972 in Santa Monica by a group of faculty and students from Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, who wanted to approach the subject from a more experimental perspective than traditional schools offered.
Originally called the New School, SCI-Arc was based on the concept of a "college without walls" and it remains one of the few independent architecture schools in the world.
The school had been based in three locations - the first an industrial building in Santa Monica and the second an industrial building in Marina del Rey. In 2000, it moved to its current home at the Santa Fe Freight Depot in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.
SCI-Arc attracts students from nearby and throughout the world in pursuit of the educational programs that the school offers. Most students have already completed some college level work; some already hold professional architectural degrees. The school is ranked as one of the top five best architecture schools in the world.
Beginning in fall 2016, SCI-Arc EDGE, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture will offer four graduate degree programs in fields including architectural technologies, fiction and entertainment, design of cities, and design theory and pedagogy, along with two fellowships in synthetic landscapes. SCI-Arc EDGE is intended to serve as a platform for multiple postgraduate programs following the think-tank model-with programs intended to crossbreed and inform each other and provide a space where new conversations take place. SCI-Arc is located at 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The glass entrance door opens to steps to the second and lower levels. The doors were installed by Certified Door & Dock Equipment of Bellflower, CA.
AGA architects was formed in 1996 with the goal of providing imaginative architectural solutions within the economic and developmental constraints of all clients. The firm believes that all projects benefit from a process involving the client, architect, builder and other specialists in an informative collaboration, and that successful projects are made possible through the management of all participants involved.
The partners at AGA architects have over 30 years of experience working on complex projects ranging from office buildings and interiors, industrial and technical buildings to private residences. Through this experience, the firm has developed a sophisticated and thorough approach to design, technical development, code analysis, and document production.
The partners at AGA architects come from backgrounds rooted in the discourse of architectural theory, philosophy and history, and they extend the architectural practice through teaching at various architectural schools in the Los Angeles area.
AGA has over the years developed a reputation for being proficient in the preliminary phases of design, code research and program analysis, in the creation of technical documents and in the effective management of the construction administration process.
AGA Architects is located at 4040 Del Rey Ave. Suite 7a, Marina Del Rey, CA. 90292, Phone: (310)823-4901.
This side view of the partially opened bifold entrance door shows the wedge it provides to keep rain from entering the building when open.
Certified Door & Dock Equipment
With over 25 years experience in the door industry, Joe Epson, most recently as the VP of Sales and Operations for West Coast Door, helped build one of the most respected and professional commercial door installations companies in this market.
It has always been his commitment to sell the highest quality of products in the marketplace and to manage the quality installations where their products get installed and how to run projects that truly set his team apart from his competition. Values such as integrity, honesty and dependability count just as much as the gauge of steel and measurement of an opening. Whether it is a 200-door installation for a distribution facility, a massive roll-up entry for a large vehicles garage, or a simple counter door for a medical facility, they're committed to delivering all jobs on time.
They represent many of the finest manufactures throughout the country, and can procure replacement parts for just about any kind of door or door hardware.
Products available include, Fire rated and high speed doors, rolling steel doors, counter doors, sectional doors, dock equipment and seals, security grills, gate operators, access controls, scissor gates, lift tables and gate operators. Services offered include, door repair, replacements, new construction and planned maintenance.
Special engineering and AutoCAD drawings by Schweiss Doors were required in order to have the pitch of the door at a greater slope of 1'2" per foot to match the roofline.
Bremco Construction Company
Bremco has designed and built projects of all sizes employing pre-engineered metal, concrete tilt-up, masonry, and other state-of-the-art technologies. Their experience in these specialized areas allows us to recommend the most timely and cost effective methods of construction.
They have provided design/build services for warehouses, light to heavy manufacturing plants, shopping centers, office buildings, processing plants, truck terminals, banks, and restaurants. We are also thoroughly experienced in building renovations, additions, and retrofits.
Bremco Construction has been a Butler Builder since 1976 and has constructed over 225 Butler pre-engineered metal buildings totaling well over 3 million square feet.
Bremco Construction is located at 3470 East Spring Street, Long Beach, California 90806-2430, Phone: (562) 595-4687.
The bifold entrance door when closed. It connects to the new building and the existing shop. Architectural work for the building was done by AGA Architects of Del Rey, CA.
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When daylight hit after the evening of Oct. 4, people living and working at the Triple U Ranch in Washta, Iowa, got an eyeful of destruction. It was on that Friday that Mother Nature decided to reorganize the countryside. Brad Utesch, who farms 2,500 acres and produces 6,000 head of cattle a year, with his brothers Craig and Kirk were faced with a massive cleanup after what more than likely was a tornado set down... Read More And See A lot More
At certain times of the day the glass on Bruce Hamon's garage door reflects the beautiful Denver surroundings he lives in. While it allows others to see within, the big advantage is it allows him to see out as if looking through a picture window inside his home. And it adds a real touch of class to his residential property. Read More And See A lot More
Who you gonna call when you need three top of the line glass bifold straplift doors for a bike transit station in California? You have two choices. You can go directly to Schweiss Doors in Minnesota or call a company that sells and installs Schweiss Doors. That would be McKendry Door Sales & Service of Santa Fe Springs. Read More And See A lot More
Traditional Thai food has a reputation of being very spicy and hot enough to satisfy anyones taste for heat. A newly opened restaurant in Austin, Texas does that and more. Austin is a city of big flavors, but interestingly enough there are few that specialize in Thai food. That's where the long-awaited Thai Restaurant called "Sway," (meaning elevated, delicious) tops the bill. Read More And See A lot More
Fame is where you find it and in many cases others try to feed off it. Such is the case with The Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada Regional Airport, named after revered World War I flying ace William Avery "Billy" Bishop. Their hometown hero was the most highly decorated Canadian pilot of that war with 72 air victories to his credit. Read More And See A lot More
The administration at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, California, with the assistance of Casco Equipment Corporation and its assigned architects, knew exactly what they wanted in the four designer doors they ordered for their school. They wanted something that conformed to "green" standards and that would serve a useful classroom function as well. Read More And See A lot More
Ciudad Obregon is the second largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. It is a historic and beautiful city of 405,000 population located near the Gulf of California about 395 miles north of Mazatlan and 400 miles straight south of Tucson, Arizona Read More And See A lot More
Gene Fuchs, 81, has been taking to the air since the age of 15 and bought his first airplane four years later. He has two Schweiss Bifold hangars doors and one large 45 ft. bifold machine shed door at his farmsite east of Morgan, Minnesota. He bought his first bifold door in the 1980s and hasn't had a lick of trouble with any of them. Read More And See A lot More
Washington resident Herb Korthuis needed a tall garage door to fit his large motorhome into. A city zoning ordinance said he couldn't do it at first, but thanks to Schweiss Doors he now has a 16x12 ft. bifold door that blends into the rest of his house and neighborhood and which was OK'd by the building inspector despite its size. Read More And See A lot More
Back in 1980, Marty Kiehm, age 23 at the time, built his first structure, a 70' x 100' hangar with a 48' bifold hangar door at the Delavan, MN airport. Though not yet a licensed pilot, aviation blood was already trickling through his veins. His dad was an aerial applicator so 'flight talk' was a fairly routine part of family conversations. However following in his Dad's footprint wasn't his ambition. Read More And See A lot More
Schweiss Designer Doors don't get much better than this. Under Armour Corporation in Baltimore, Maryland ordered this very attractive and unique metal perforated hydraulic one-piece canopy door as a showpiece for their store and office building in Baltimore, Maryland . The 28' 10" wide x 12' - 140 mph windrated door features two distinctly lighted Under Armour billboard-style logos which can be seen for miles around. Read More And See A lot More
"I come here every morning at 6 a.m. I spend all day here and I enjoy every minute of it." Those words from Patrick Aucoin, Aucoin and Associates, Inc., Spring, TX. And where he comes each day is to an 84' x 84' steel hangar at the Spring, TX airfield. But what a hangar! For 14 years this spot was only a concrete slab, the only remnant from a Texas tornado that wiped out the hangar which used to set on this hunk of concrete. But not so today. Read More And See A lot More
There aren't many airports in the U.S. or abroad that have as many Schweiss Bifold Liftstrap/Autolatch hangar doors as the Oshawa, Ontario, Canada airport. In a three-phase project a total of 80 Schweiss liftstrap and autolatch bifold doors have been put onto hangars there. In just the last order alone, 34 Schweiss bifold doors ranging in size from 41.5 ft wide to 47 ft. wide gives some solid proof of their popularity among hangar owners there. Read More And See A lot More
Contemplate this description of a popular Mankato, Minnesota facility: Daycare, rehabilitation, grooming spa, spacious suites with in-floor heat, raised beds, exercise program, pool, reservations required, therapeutic laser class treatments, post operative care, hydrotherapy, kindergarten, parties and social activities. Read More And See A lot More
Extreme sports enthusiasts are a key demographic for energy drink makers, and Red Bull's new North American headquarters in Santa Monica, CA was created with that audience in mind. Among the 105,000 sq. ft. buildings many impressive design features are 40' wide by 250' long, non-functioning skateboard platform and 28' tall by 40' wide, Schweiss glass-paneled bifold door. Read More And See A lot More
Aircraft enthusiasts from more than 70 nations go to the world famous Oshkosh Air Show with their eyes to the sky. It brings in more than 10,000 aircraft and displays nearly 2,500 aircraft of all makes and sizes. Dave Sirota, President of Bassuk Brothers Property Management firm in Oro Valley, Arizona, a bedroom community adjacent to Tucson, didn't go there to look at aircraft, he had another mission in mind. Read More And See A lot More
Schweiss Doors can't take all the credit for the envy. Ryan also goes first class with the 1955 Chris Craft Continental boat that cruises in and out of his boathouse. And for those not living on this lake, known worldwide as Lake Vermilion, that's also envious. Read More And See A lot More
"New North Dallas, Teaxs Aero Country East airpark goes exclusively with Schweiss "Red Power" hydraulic one-piece hangar doors. Many Country Club amenities and 39 custom townhomes and pool on privately-owned airport add first class appeal for pilots and families Read More And See A lot More
When you think of wallabies and kangaroos the first thing that comes to mind is Australia, "The Land Down Under." You don't have to travel that far, however, to see these marsupials, The Fall City Wallaby Ranch has 19. Read More And See A lot More
The term "mancave" has in recent times entered the American vernacular. It refers to a place where the guys can get together, lay back and talk about whatever is on their minds and solve the world problems and such over a cold one or two. Mancaves seem to be quite popular amongst football fans. Read More And See A lot More
Only about 30 miles due south of downtown Chicago and surrounded by fields of corn, soybeans, wildlife habitat and even a few tree farms sits one of the newer and more intriguing airfields in America. Called Bult Field Airport and identified as C56, this country airport however dates back to 1942 when Paul Sanger, a Monee, Illinois aviation enthusiast started his 'grass strip' air field three nautical miles southeast of town. Read More And See A lot More
That's how Opus One building's architect, Scott Johnson, described this California Napa Valley winery located between St. Helena and Napa, almost straight north of San Francisco, California. Johnson was part of the design team behind the whole footprint of the Opus One building expansion. The suggestion and actual design of the unique Schweiss bifold and hydraulic doors was recommended by Wayne Leong, of Leong Architectural firm in St Helena, CA. Read More And See A lot More
Most every contractor at heart wants to do the best job for their customer. Sometimes that means going above and beyond the call and at other times being able to offer the best product for them. Read More And See A lot More
There's nothing cheap about building anymore but this project turned out wonderfully. The Schweiss door fits perfectly. We dressed up the shop and office area with some window shutter trim. Structural Building out of Becker, MN was the contractor and they did a great job Read More And See A lot More
It was a 70 ft. hydraulic door, very lightly built, it came in two sections that didn't meet together when they put it together. It showed up bent, and when raised it would bend, very poor weld quality, with welds missing in places. It was a piece of crap, I've never seen something so poor, there was no engineering done on it. There was no quality control. Read More And See A lot More
RiverEdge Park and Music Garden is a venue that not many people in the United States have heard of yet, but they will. It is becoming the centerpiece in a 10-year master plan for the city of Aurora, Illinois, that state's second largest city with a population of close to 200,000 people, making it the 112th largest city in the United States. Aurora is located about 45 miles west of Chicago and is accessible by commuter train from there. Read More And See A lot More
Since Introducing "Red Power" Hydraulic Doors to the market this Spring, sales of Schweiss Hydraulic Doors have escalated, and as a result truckload-after-truckload of ready to assemble doors have been moving out to destinations within all corners of the United States and other locations around the globe. Read More And See A lot More
This eye catching farm shop is indeed a beautiful facility. All four exterior steel walls are white, however red is the accent color around the edges of this big hydraulic door, all windows in the door, plus other access doors into this incredible building. Read More And See A lot More
Twenty-seven years as an aerial applicator provides an historical perspective each spring for Rich Sigurdson, Olivia, MN. For cantankerous 2011 he simply responded,"This spring brought in a little more work than normal. This is the latest for putting crops in the ground since I've been in the business. Read More And See A lot More
Getting 146 doors installed at one location speaks rather strongly about the quality and reliability of your door provider. But that's the current scorecard of Schweiss BiFold doors at Fort Carson, Colorado (Colorado Springs) where Mortenson Construction (Denver branch) has an ongoing contract with the U.S. Army for the construction of special heated maintenance shops called TEMFs (Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities). This means structures big enough for Army tanks and other special military tactical vehicles. Read More And See A lot More
I researched over a year what I wanted to do. I met Dave Schweiss at the Florida 'Fun in the Sun' air show and both Dave and Mike at the big Oshgosh, WS show. After meeting the guys and looking more closely at their product the choice was obvious. It simply was the best fit, the best design, the best door and in terms of value, the best deal. Read More And See A lot More
Here are some shots of Fagen's warbirds. All mighty nice, mint condition airplanes! Just one of many unique planes that will be on display in the New Fagen Museum. It'll be the hot spot in Granite Falls, Minnesota to see some of the most beautiful Flying machines imaginable. Read More And See A lot More
Obviously a guy doesn't spend several thousand dollars for a big hydraulic door because it opens and closes in 37 seconds. But surprisingly 'door speed' is a bit of a factor, at least for Terry Albright, Renville County farmer who also runs a fleet of 'over the road' semi rigs. Read More And See A lot More
A slick, new 75' x 80' farm shop with special lighting, in-floor heating, a huge 40' door and a burgundy and beige color scheme is getting all sorts of attention on the farm of John Dulin, Kenton, Ohio. "The contractor that sold me the building has people coming here every week it seems to check out the building and especially that big hydraulic door. So it's a real treat for me and my farming partner son Dana, to show them the works," explained Dulin, who is also maintenance manager for six school buses in their local special education district. Read More And See A lot More
Two bifold doors were on his Wayzata, Minn. home when he and his wife, Nancy, purchased it from a previous owner several years ago. He referred to the doors as "a bonus and attractive feature" and believed the architect chose the bifold style of doors for aesthetic reasons. Read More And See A lot More
The Carriage House on the lakeshore property of Sid Morris, Cornelius, NC is very likely the most unique in America! It doesn't house horses and horse buggies. It doesn't house antique autos. Instead it houses his R44 helicopter. And that chopper gets to the Carriage House by first landing on a helio pad on the end of his 200' dock. A small electrically driven dolly then gently lifts the chopper with operator then guiding the chopper to its proper stall inside this remarkable 4-star carriage house. Read More And See A lot More
At 27 years of age, film maker/artist/author Travis Wood appears to be adding architectural design to his intriguing resume. Evidence of this new dimension is a most unique structure, a combination studio/guest house that he and his father are constructing on their vacation property on Martha's Vineyard, hugging the south shore of Massachusetts. Read More And See A lot More
Hugging the southwest corner of Long Island, New York, Brooklyn's earlier identity was mostly hitched to Coney Island beach and the Brooklyn Dodgers of baseball immortality. Today the city is enjoying a renaissance of rediscovery by artists, retailers, ambitious contractors and creative landscapers including the Andre Kikoski Architect firm which just wrapped up the complete renovation of two empty, abandoned warehouse buildings on 22-28 Wyckoff Ave. Read More And See A lot More
Consolidation is that aggressive word which has been enveloping agricultural business for several years now. In simple terms, it results in fewer but bigger. And that certainly is the recent history of the farm implement business, which used to pride itself on having eight, 10, even 12 or more dealerships per county. Today three or four farm equipment dealers per county is more the usual. But ownership of farm implement stores today often includes multiple locations throughout an entire state. Read More And See A lot More
Flying since he got the bug when working the fishing canaries in Alaska, Eric Hutchins, Grand Rapids, MN, has a rather diversified agenda these days. For example he runs a year-round Dairy Queen in this bustling tourist center town. He also does some part-time law enforcement work and occasionally flies fire detection with the MN DNR. When time permits, high on his agenda is getting together with his snowmobile buddies for a few miles through the beautiful lake and woodland country of Itasca County. Read More And See A lot More
In September of 2009, we started the rehabilitation of Hanger 155 at Chippewa County International Airport in Kincheloe, MI. Our first step was to remove 60 years worth of lead paint from the existing steel substructure and miles of asbestos-containing material. When the building was safe to work in, our demolition subcontractor started on the roof system. Read More And See A lot More
It's big, 43,500 square feet. It has a special floral display unit out front courtesy of the employees and the general contractor. You walk into an 'eye catching' 100' x 160' 'Consumer Display' section complete with a 10' high shelf showcasing various John Deere 'consumer goods'. And greeting you at the retail counter is a colorful prairie scene with an old country barn, woodlots, fields of corn and wheat plus a depiction of the original 1-bottom plow that launched the John Deere machinery company. A show place of sorts? Yes, indeed. Read More And See A lot More
Well, it's all of the above for 62-year-old Daniel Shaw, a plumbing contractor at Geneva, Fla. Who has given new meaning to the term "hangar home." The structure is 50' wide x 60' deep x 30' tall, all metal/ However, a 45' x 15' Schweiss hydraulic door sporting a wrap-around porch with decorator railing, table and chairs, a "walk through" door with stylish window, and veranda "roof" gets your attention. Read More And See A lot More
Schweiss Hydraulic and Bifold Doors recently installed four new hydraulic doors at the Renville County Fairgrounds located in Bird Island, MN. The Renville County Board approached Schweiss looking for a way to open up the event building located at the county's fairgrounds. The event building is used to host live bands, beer gardens and public auctions by Henslin Auction Services. Hydraulic doors seemed like the perfect solution to open up the building and allow easy access to the building for large groups of people. Read More And See A lot More
We're no longer just selling iron. Today we're selling precision farming products and that requires special training of both our personnel and our farm customers," says Paal Haug, general manager of Haug Implement with stores at Willmar and Litchfield Read More And See A lot More
The creativity of customers continues to be a driving force for many manufacturers. Take for example North Star Imaging, Inc., a Rogers, Minnesota manufacturer of industrial x-ray systems which are enclosed by a radiation shielding cabinet and access door and used by manufacturing firms in the aerospace, military, automotive, medical device, electronics, even the genetic seed industry and many more. Read More And See A lot More
How do you make the loading dock area for your store secure, yet still easily accessible and stylish? This Target store in North Carolina found the answer with two 39' x 17' bifold gates for their loading area. Give us your idea and we will get you the door. Read More And See A lot More
What looked like a near impossible situation without some totally new engineering design instead turned out to be a remarkable solution to an extreme challenge. The challenge? How to fit a "roof door" over a 20' by 30' sandblasting chamber used by SMS Millcraft, Oil City, PA. This firm specializes in refurbishing component parts for various Pennsylvania steel mills. Read More And See A lot More
It is rare that an Air Tractor dealership changes hands. It cant be done without an approval from Air Tractor, Inc. This requirement became all too apparent to Bill Taylor of Farm Air in Fairfield Illinois. Bill was starting to think about retiring from the business he formed in 1976. Shortly after forming Farm Air, Bill saw a need for Air Tractors in the Midwest, and approached Air Tractor about becoming a dealer. Over thirty successful years later, Bill decided it was time to sell Farm Air with its Air Tractor dealership intact. Read More And See A lot More