I watched the crane lift one of the last units of unitized insulated glass curtain wall into the façade of the new Beaumont Hospital expansion in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The exclamation point on a lot of teamwork!
Enclosing the building quickly through a unitized install meant many other parts of the project could leap forward on the construction schedule. But before that unit could be lifted off the truck, the modern-day marvel of a unitized manufacturing line had to be thought through, spec’d, and built.
In this case, at an entirely new facility of premier glazier Madison Heights Glass. A thing of beauty!
But before that, Madison Heights Glass and Glass + Metal Craft had to invest countless hours in determining how to seamlessly flow multiple shapes, colors, and sizes of insulated glass from our fabrication floor to their production line. Each unit sequenced to arrive at its specific unitized frame just in time.
To do that, we locked in a robust fabrication process – quality glass, each and every unit, and efficient IG assembly. We applied state-of-the-art logistics. And we committed to ongoing communication with MGH, including a dedicated project manager to ensure flow.
At Glass + Metal Craft, this is what we do for our unitized insulated glass partners. We deliver what they need, when they need it, and always with a backup plan to keep things moving during unforeseen events.
There are few glass fabricators that can do that. It’s something to think about as you look to form your next glass project team.