Texas Music Factory looks to Schweiss for seven bifold doors
The Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas covers nearly 17 acres and seats 8,000 people indoors and outdoors. Seven Schweiss bifold liftstrap doors, which can be seen in the upper left of this architects rendition, were installed on the Pavilion live stage building. The doors open the concert to 4,000 overflow fans on a grass slope.
The Toyota Music Factory, formerly known as Irving Music Factory, is a new 410,000 sq. ft. 16.7 acre, American Entertainment complex located in the Las Colinas neighborhood of Irving, Texas. It was developed by The ARK Group and The City of Irving and designed by Gensler, the world-renowned architecture firm for roughly $200 million.
The live music venue holds more than 8,000 spectators. The development is slated to include 300,000 sq. ft. of retail, restaurants and 100,000 sq. ft. office space. The 100,000 sq. ft. concert hall and outdoor amphitheater provide up to 8,000 seating capacity.
The building complex itself consists of 210,000 sq. ft. with 20 restaurants and bars and retail space that includes a movie theater and bowling alley. Inside the pavilion lies a air conditioned 4,000 seat indoor music amphitheater.
“If I get a phone call from a gentleman who's thinking about building a hangar, I ask him: 'What are your door needs, what are you looking for? Let's talk about the best products on the market.' The first words out of my mouth are always Schweiss. The second words out of my mouth are Schweiss, because we start talking about the hydraulic door, then we go to the bifold. Nothing beats the strap system, period. I've got a little bit of engineering background; the liftstraps are bulletproof. The safety and reliability of them, the fact that they are effectively maintenance-free as long as somebody doesn't cut them or expose them to harsh chemicals; it's a phenomenal way to go.”
- Oscar Stout, President
Hangar Rental, Texas
The $40 million convertible concert hall converts easily from an intimate 4,000-seat concert hall to an 8,000-seat amphitheater - it is being called the Pavilion at The Music Factory, and will be the centerpiece to the Music Factory.
Located on the exterior of the pavilion at the outside amphitheater are a series of seven side-by-side Schweiss bifold liftstrap doors ranging in size from 36.9' to 35.1' in width and all with a clear opening height of 25.6'. The engineered doors are equipped with the Schweiss newly patented automatic strap latch system, door base safety edges, 3-phase top-drive motors, black liftstraps and full length windrails that cap off the roller assembly. Roy Weisinger's company, Hangar Rental, Inc., of Brookshire, Texas installed the bifold doors.
Seven separate doors were used, instead of say two or three large doors, because they partially wrap around the pavilion building that has about a 10.5-degree curve to it. These seven doors can be opened during sold out concerts approximately a half hour prior to the time an indoor performance is being held. By opening them at that time, the indoor theater retains enough air conditioning for the performers and guests while allowing an additional 4,000 people outside seated on the 65,000 sq. ft. open air sloped hillside lawn to also see the stage and hear the performers. The inclined lawn offers a view of the sky, office towers, and the nearby highway.
More importantly, the seven open doors offer a clear sightline to the stage from every corner. The massive stage also has giant video screens on both sides making it hard to imagine anyone watching from the lawn getting too envious of those near the front.
Music and entertainment fans seated outside the amphitheater all have a great view of the stage that also has giant video screens. The Schweiss bifold doors, ranging in size from 36.9' to 35.1' in width and all with a clear opening height of 25.6' are opened about a half hour before the performances to retain air conditioning within the building.
The convertible pavilion comes in three shapes: a cozy indoor theater, slightly bigger indoor theater, and an indoor-outdoor amphitheater seating a total of 8,000 fans and as few as 2,500 as an indoor theater.
Oscar Stout, manager of Hangar Rental in Texas, headed up the installation of the seven doors.
"I was brought into the project nearly three years ago when it first developed. I was asked to read the architectural specifications for what was going on. I was provided documentation that I read through and I realize this is what these people were trying to do, and this is what they are asking for, and they really can't get from point A to point B with what they are specifying," explained Stout.
"The original specifications called for rollup doors, but you are in a music venue, a sound sensitive environment, and everyone knows those rollup doors can get loud when the wind starts blowing hard. So they then decided to look at bifold doors," said Stout.
Then they specified another door manufacturer that only made cable-lift doors. He brought it to the attention of those concerned. He told them through extensive experience with both manufacturers that Schweiss Doors had a much better product. He was asked after negotiation with the end client general contractor to explain what was going on with the two product lines.
"Right up until the last minute it was back and forth - everybody was looking for the best deal obviously and the other manufacturer was prepared to offer the lower cost option. Eventually it got to the point they wanted to go with the other manufacturer," said Stout.
"I told them these are the questions the client, Live Nation, needs to ask; one of which was what does this manufacturer construe as warranty service because the client is going to see a frayed cable within six months and they are going to say 'Hey that cable is breaking and you are going to have to replace it.'
"I entered into the discussion and said you will have to pay me $200 per cable to replace it and you are going to pay for my travel to get up here and I'm going to replace every cable on the door that suffers from a frayed cable because I'm not going to warranty my work unless I know all the cables are from the same manufacturer because steel cables stretch. I don't want to get into a situation . . . Well, I replaced this cable, which caused more stress on that cable which caused more stress on that cable. And it's going to cost to rent equipment and it's going to cost you a couple thousand dollars times seven, because you have seven doors.
"Apparently those questions got asked and suddenly the other manufacturer backed out. As far as I am concerned we stepped up to the plate and installed the superior Schweiss product. We told them if you want the best product on the market, it's a Schweiss product."
They scheduled a three-week install time frame from start to finish and completed the install in less time by accelerating the project so the contractors could meet their deadlines, noted Stout.
This photo shows a portion of the 4,000 indoor seats and openings where the seven bifold doors were installed wrapping around the massive Music Factory stage.
When speaking of the liftstraps and automatic strap latch system, Stout had this to say: "Nothing beats the strap system, period. I've got a little bit of engineering background; the liftstraps are bulletproof. The safety and reliability of them, the fact that they are effectively maintenance-free as long as somebody doesn't cut them or expose them to harsh chemicals; it's a phenomenal way to go. The quality is superb and any issues that do present themselves in the field are immediately taken care of by Schweiss.
"If I get a phone call from a gentleman who's thinking about building a hangar, I ask him: 'What are your door needs, what are you looking for? Let's talk about the best products on the market.' The first words out of my mouth are always Schweiss. The second words out of my mouth are Schweiss, because we start talking about the hydraulic door, then we go to the bifold."
The Music Factory venue is smaller, and more smartly designed. Bars and concessions are within pebble-throwing distance wherever you stand, including at the top of the lawn.
The stage is visible from throughout the Pavilion's spread. Music and entertainment lovers have already attended or are looking forward to performances from big names such as ZZ Top, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Ringo Starr, Tom Jones, Jewel, George Lopez, Brad Paisley, Goo Goo Dolls, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and many more as the months go by.
"The place looks unbelievable and the concert hall is done," said Noah Lazes, president of Charlotte, North Carolina-based The Ark Group. "This couldn't have turned out any better - it's a beautiful venue."
Irving economic development director Scott Connell estimated in January that the Music Factory would bring 1,500 jobs to town and about $14 million in local sales tax revenue during a 10-year period.
The Music Factory is located just east of the President George Bush Turnpike and right next door to the Irving Convention Center, which opened in 2011. For ticket information on upcoming performances visit their website at: musicfactory.com
During overflow soldout concerts the seven bifold doors are opened to allow concert goers on the lawn to see the shows.
The ARK Group
The ARK Group is a multifaceted conglomerate of companies that focuses on mixed-use developments that often include an element of public entertainment. The ARK Group family of companies is structured to compliment, support and facilitate the projects of each individual company within the conglomerate. Innovative marketing and promotional concepts, sound fiscal management, and an exacting eye for details have been the cornerstones of ARK Group's continued success.
The ARK Group's extensive experience in the real estate and entertainment industry includes the construction and management of residential developments, multi-themed entertainment complexes, live music venues, restaurants and nightclubs, the production of music festivals, arena concerts, and TV specials for HBO and Cinemax.
Established in 1977 in Tyler, Texas, Ark helps the people and businesses of Texas with the purchase of their life and health insurance. The four primary divisions of the ARK Group family of companies are mixed-use residential and entertainment real estate, concerts and special events, nightclubs, restaurants, advertising and public relations.
Previous projects include the original Music Factory in Charlotte, North Carolina and Level Entertainment Venue in Miami, Florida. The Ark Group, LLC, is located at 1047 N. 205th Street, Elkhorn, NE. 402-884-4777. www.arkgroupus.com
With the seven bifold doors open, they give an unobstructed view of the stage and large video screens also bring the entertainers in close.
M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates
M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco and referred to as Gensler is a global design architecture firm operating in 16 countries worldwide with 46 offices and over 5,000 architects, interior architects, planners and designers.
Art and Drue Gensler, and their associate, James Follett, founded the firm in 1965. The firm originally focused on corporate interiors, but has since diversified into numerous forms of architecture and design, including commercial office buildings, retail centers, airports, education facilities and entertainment complexes. It is also involved in planning and urban design, brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, sustainable design consulting and other areas.
Gensler was awarded the Architecture Firm Award in 2000 by the American Institute of Architects. In 2015, Gensler was awarded for their proposed London Underline project.
In 2015, Gensler generated $1.18 billion in revenue, the most of any architecture firm based in the United States for the fifth year in a row.
Previous projects include sports/entertainment district L.A. Live and MGM CityCenter. Gensler Dallas, who designed Irving's Music Factory, has a portfolio of mixed-use developments including Legacy West and The Star in Frisco. Gensler headquarters are at 2 Harrison St., Ste. 400, San Francisco CA. www.gensler.com
The seven bifold doors are covered with sturdy steel cladding and the Schweiss automatic strap latch system locks them in tight to the building.
Workers get ready to install the strong bifold liftstraps, each capable of lifting 29,000 lbs.
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The architect and a project coordinator from China assigned to this lavish hotel wanted to see firsthand the workings of Schweiss Doors, so they boarded a plane in the middle of the winter to tour the Minnesota factory where their three doors were built. What they saw here, along with the information provided on the Schweiss website, reaffirmed them without a doubt that Schweiss Doors craftsmanship was up to their stringent standards. Read More And See A lot More
Nowadays, its treasures, which includes works by Rembrandt, Goya, Rubens, Velazquez and Bosch to name just a few, are exhibited in two adjacent buildings: the Villanueva Building where the majority of the works are housed, and the Cason del Buen Retiro. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, it also contains important collections of other types of works visited by approximately 3 million visitors annually. Read More And See A lot More
House of Air is an indoor trampoline park located in a historic airplane hangar at West Crissy Field in the Presidio of San Francisco, California, not far from the Golden Gate Bridge. What used to house high-flying aircraft, now houses hundreds of energetic youth-minded people, some of whom can now exercise a different style of high flight. Read More And See A lot More
There's nothing much more frustrating than when you discover someone scratched or rubbed against your vehicle or aircraft because it was parked too close to another while in storage. This is what John Obradovich, owner of All Inside Storage of Indio, California, describes as "Hangar Rash." Read More And See A lot More
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada is a 80,000 population town projected to grow to approximately 98,000 by 2026. Located north of the city of Toronto, it is part of the York Region and Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario. Due to these growing pains Newmarket was overdue for a new municipal operations building. For many years, the town of Newmarket’s Public Works Services, including operations (water, roads, snow removal) and parks and property maintenance, had been operating out of three buildings at two existing facilities for years. Read More And See A lot More
Such is the case at SilverWing at Sandpoint. This unique fly-in airpark community, set between Schweitzer Ski Mountain and Lake Pend Oreille, one of the West's largest lakes in northern Idaho, spans over 18 acres adjacent to the Sandpoint, Idaho public airport. This airpark has been in development since land was purchased in 2007. Now, several years later, the airpark is ready for people to move in. Read More And See A lot More
Active organizations have a way of getting things done - done on time, done on budget and done with the help of individuals and the community they live in. The worldwide Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has EAA Chapter 1210 of Biddeford, Maine in its ranks. Although relatively small they are non-the-less definitely an active "get it done" organization. Read More And See A lot More
Dryden, Ontario, Canada, is where the rugged beauty of Ontario meets the bright lights of city life. It is a vibrant urban community surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the boreal forest, freshwater lakes and spectacular vistas. The settlement was founded as an agricultural community by John Dryden, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture in 1895. Read More And See A lot More
Aviation Experts SARL is an established 15-year-old French aviation maintenance business and aerial photo survey and mapping business that services not only France and Europe but is called out to far reaching overseas locations. Its hangar and base of operations is located in Nangis, a 7,500 population commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France north-central region of France, approximately an hours drive south of Paris. Read More And See A lot More
The headline is a bit ambiguous, but it sure sounds good. In all actuality, there really are Schweiss Hydraulic one piece doors on the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame - they were installed there, not formally inducted, and are for functional applications, not for sporting accolades. Just the same it's still an honor for them to be in this new and long awaited sports complex where visitors from all over the world come to pay homage to their Louisiana... Read More And See A lot More
Schweiss designer doors have gone on numerous exclusive hotels stretching from China to Europe. The latest to join this elite group is the Club Quarters Grand Central Hotel on Lexington Avenue, downtown New York City. Read More And See A lot More
Words on the Nine Fine Irishmen pub website point out: "We Didn't Just Import Irish - We Imported The Whole Damn Country." Inspired by a group of nine famous men who fought for Irish independence, to some, they were patriotic heroes. To others, traitorous rebels. But, on to the story... Read More And See A lot More
A 60 ft. bifold door isn't the biggest door by far ever built by Schweiss Doors, but just the same it's one heck of a big door. Shane Kellogg of Forest, Ohio needed a big door like this on his farm plus three other 40 ft. doors to store his farm equipment and his award winning pulling truck and semi that he uses to haul it to shows. Read More And See A lot More
Bifold doors keep getting better thanks to Schweiss Doors. With proven Lift Straps and Auto Latches the door travels up faster and smoother. Say no to cables! Schweiss Patented Lifts Straps are the latest and greatest improvements to bifold doors that have been around for years... Bifold Doors just keep getting Better! Read More And See A lot More
Schweiss boathouse doors have a reputation of showing up at some of the most beautiful lakes in America, but perhaps the most beautiful of them all is the 989 ft. deep Lake Tahoe which borders Nevada and California. Read More And See A lot More
What you see at the David Burroughs fourth generation farm north of El Paso, Illinois, located halfway between Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Chicago, isn't your run of the mill ordinary hangar - it has class, inside and out. Read More And See A lot More
They're long and sleek - over 60 foot long and stand 21.6 feet tall - big enough to open up for most any corporate prop or jet aircraft. Five Schweiss straplift bifold doors completed a summer order from Continental Design Build (CDBI) in Anaheim, California for new executive steel hangars they were building in Fullerton, California. Read More And See A lot More
The fun part of Skydive Midwest's operation mostly takes place the minute you go airborne to the time you step out of the jump plane and then safely land on terra firma. That's mainly what the jumpers look forward to, however there are many behind the scenes tasks that begin and end at the all-important hangar. The hangar, a place to pack parachutes, check weather and park planes; most airports can't get along without one, and wouldn't want to. Read More And See A lot More
If your heart is into aviation, and you have money, there is no end as to what you can accomplish, including building a first-class aviation museum, and filling it with some of the finest examples of World War II aircraft. That's what ethanol entrepreneur, Ron Fagen, did in his hometown of Granite Falls, Minnesota. The museum is located at Granite Falls Municipal Airport/Lenzen-Roe Memorial Field (KGDB). Read More And See A lot More
Mills Fleet Farm, founded in 1955 by the Mills family, is a growing company with a retail chain of 34 stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. It's newest store recently celebrated its grand opening July 29, at Ankeny, Iowa - a midstate location of approximately 45,000 residents located along Interstate 35 and U.S. Route 69 approximately 10 miles north of downtown Des Moines bordering on an agricultural and suburban-based economy. Read More And See A lot More
For over 36 years, over 100,000 fans each year have flocked to the rolling hills of eastern Ohio to take part in the longest running and most popular country music festival in America. This "Country Music Capital" has hosted most of the big names coming out of Nashville and other parts of the USA. Close to 25 Country legends each year such as Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boxcar Willie, and even The Beach Boys and ZZ Top, you name it, have taken to the stage there. Read More And See A lot More
The school doors are open at Edison Language Academy in Santa Monica, California. What's different at this school is not all the doors are the same, and that goes for its unique curriculum as well. Edison Language Academy is a bilingual magnet school that is one of only 10 dual-immersion K-12 programs in the United States. Read More And See A lot More
Since Greystone Construction Company of Shakopee, Minnesota was formed in 1987, earning and receiving awards has been nothing new for them - their list of national and state awards for excellence, performance and merit are enough to decorate a large office or trophy room. Read More And See A lot More
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
Why Schweiss? Perhaps the logic of Todd Halver, Marchmont Plantation Airpark, Advance, NC speaks for many. Said Halver, "I found out about Schweiss by just being around a few folks at airport hangars. So often Schweiss doors got into the conversation. Then I went to the Internet. I checked out a variety of hydraulic doors. The more I looked the more impressed I was with the information on Schweiss hydraulics. There are some second class manufacturers out there and the last thing I wanted was a bad experience. 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