When building a major new commercial property, architectural systems are often the final details that make that lasting impression. The dramatic, undulating canopy … the cantilevered point-supported structural wall … the flowing glass stairwell surrounded by glass and stainless guardrails.
You know the wow factors. You’ve seen them.
But did you know there is a BEST way to bring them to life? Best for the architect, best for the contractor, best for the glazier?
Simply said, it takes a village – and for developments on this continent – villages supplying components manufactured here at home.
Order glass from overseas and it can be delayed for weeks for any number of reasons (like being stuck on a cargo ship). And if it arrives not as expected, add on months more to the project.
The same with hardware. Spec it from a company that sources primarily from overseas, and it can be difficult if not maddening to make a change on the fly.
Here at G+MC we have our eyes wide open on architectural systems, and with this vision have formed partnerships with leading companies that – like us – are focused on making and delivering the goods, in the shortest lead-time, and from within North America.
Through a partnership with Guardian Glass, we exclusively feature their glass products. Guardian is one of the world’s largest float glass producers, serving 160 countries and five continents – the horsepower you need for unparalleled products. G+MC is uniquely positioned less than 50 miles from their flagship plant in Carleton, Michigan, providing quick and easy access to their wide array of glass products in jumbo sizes, especially their spectacular SunGuard® and UltraClear® glass offerings we need for our architectural systems and commercial IGs.
One of the first partnerships we established when making the commitment to build a portfolio of pre-engineered architectural systems – Diamon-Fusion International – adds tremendous value to our products with coatings that keep glass looking new and beautiful. Sustaining the wow factor even after years of use and hard weather.
Our newest relationship is with Assa Abloy – a global company that empowers its regions to manufacture and deliver locally (Forbes named them one of the world’s most innovative companies) – providing us with a reliable and ready resource for any number of hardware components. If you’ve ever walked through an automatic door or stayed in a hotel, you’ve probably used one of their products or services. We are now featuring their door hardware – including Rockwood, Rixson and Yale – on our doors and entry systems.
There IS a best way to bring architectural systems to life, and here at G+MC we know and live it.