Graham Helps Yet Another Project Receive Awards

June 20, 2017

Recently, Lane Tech College Prep High School was celebrated for its significant transformation. Tyler Lane Construction and the entire Lane Tech project team accepted not one, but two coveted awards, receiving the Owner’s Choice Award and the Rehab Construction Award at the annual Chicago Building Congress (CBC) Merit Awards.

Lane Tech College Prep High School, a 607,000 square feet structure, required a complete rehabilitation from the inside-out.  Briefly, the roofs were leaking, the masonry was crumbling, and the windows and doors did not operate correctly. For years, the school struggled with water leakage and endured those damages to its structure and interior finishes.

Graham Architectural Products contributed over 2,500 new windows to the renovation. Graham’s historic 2200 Series single hung windows replicate the original Lane Tech windows and allow the school to retain its true character. More importantly the new windows ensure a strong resistance to future water penetration.

The annual Chicago Building Congress (CBC) Merit Awards celebrates the industry by honoring outstanding projects in greater Chicago. Merit Awards are presented for construction in nine different categories and are meticulously judged on design, quality, impact, and safety by 40 CBC members.

To find out more about the Graham products used on this project, contact Bruce Croak, Graham’s marketing manager.

Arthur J. Gallagher Receives ASA Chicago’s Outstanding Project Award

June 9, 2017

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the country’s fourth-largest commercial insurance broker, recently completed the renovation of a 10-story, 300,000 sq. foot structure to serve as its new global corporate headquarters at 2850 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Graham Architectural Products – Curtain Wall Division played a key role in the modernization of the Arthur …

GAP Brings Energy Efficiency and Blast Mitigation to West Point Project

June 2, 2017

Photo Credit: US Army Corps of Engineers – Photographer Daniel Desmet
The brand new, six-story Davis Barracks at West Point features a modern, energy efficient design that, according to one source, will save taxpayers $44,000 annually. And since it stands at West Point and is an Army Corps of Engineers-sanctioned job, it meets ATFP (Anti-Terrorism …

Graham Overcomes Tall Challenge in Columbus, Ohio

May 24, 2017

While there are often tall challenges in historic window replication, few are taller than the 13 windows Graham Architectural Products encountered during a restoration of the former Barrett School, Columbus, Ohio.
While they represented a small portion of Graham’s 261-window assignment, they provided a big test for Graham’s engineering department.
Not only were they each …

Cable Mills Receives Prestigious Award From Preservation Massachusetts

May 12, 2017

Cable Mills Apartments, the Graham project that according to one reporter, “turn(ed) a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units,” was honored last week by Preservation Massachusetts.
The transformation was so remarkable, Preservation Massachusetts recognized Cable Mills Apartments as the award winner for Biggest Impact Rural/Suburban.
Graham played a key role in …

Graham Adds Three, Promotes One

May 2, 2017

Graham Architectural Products (GAP) announces a promotion and two new hires, and Graham’s Curtain Wall Solutions division announces another hiring.
Derek Ober has been promoted to project manager at GAP, while Taylor Graby has been hired as assistant project manager and Haley Krebs has joined the company as project documentation coordinator. Meanwhile, Graham Curtain Wall …

Graham Windows Aid in Riverfront Mill Restoration

April 20, 2017

Developers in Lowell, Massachusetts, have brought new life to a five-story building described in a 2011 newspaper account as “a dangerous, dilapidated and once-majestic riverfront mill.”
Constructed in the early 20th century, the structure, known locally as the Picker Building, had become noted for graffiti, debris and the trees growing through its roof.
Yet developers …

Persistence Pays: GAP Windows Grace Milwaukee Student Housing Community

April 6, 2017

Mark Henry chased the contract for 16 years. It was a former bottling plant – one of more than 20 buildings on the one-time Pabst Brewery site in Milwaukee, WI – and though long-abandoned, it was ripe with possibilities.
Time and again, Henry, representing a window manufacturer, and Jim Moon, representing a window dealer, took …

Graham Windows Play Pivotal Role in Wisconsin Renovation Project

March 22, 2017

The Mirro Aluminum Company was once the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum cookware, and for years Mirro Plant #3, built in 1929, was a center of Mirro manufacturing in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Production ceased in the building in the early 60s, and more recently the structure seemed to be dying a slow death, with only the …

Graham Curtain Wall Solutions Announces Promotion, New Hire

March 9, 2017

Graham Curtain Wall Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Schmidtchen to operations manager and the hiring of Steve Jorgensen as project manager.
Ken, who began his employment with Graham as engineering manager in May, 2015, will continue to preside over the Engineering Department. Additionally, his duties will include project management and plant …