We found out this week that Giroux Glass will soon be a part of an exciting addition to the Los Angeles cultural scene: the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Right in the back yard of our downtown headquarters location, the new museum will be at Exposition Park, at the University of Southern California. Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, business woman, Mellody Hobson, the new museum will exhibit a permanent collection and rotate paintings, photography, illustration, cinematic art and digital art from Lucas’s personal collection, and will also include a Star Wars exhibit. Educational programming will provide interesting [...]
Russell South, project manager for Giroux Glass in Los Angeles, says storefront systems, which are used for first floor applications, typically are 10 to 12 feet in height. Window wall usually is installed beginning with the second floor with a storefront system on the ground floor. Curtainwall systems can be used on any floor.
As a great way to connect with Giroux Glass’ Western Region sales team and discuss all of the new product offerings, as well as learn even more about Viracon’s insulating, laminated and monolithic architectural glass products, we arranged a tour of their facility. Make no mistake, our main goal of this visit was to be educated on Viracon’s production and sales model, and to be offered feedback regarding strengths and opportunities. An open invitation was sent to view the facility of one of the largest and certainly the best glass fabricator in North America, and among the best in the [...]
My colleague, Greg Wright, Director of Nevada Operations, and I attended the luncheon hosted by ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors – on July 25th. The venue was Carmine’s Restaurant at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and the presenters were Warren B. Hardy II, former Nevada State Senator, and Matt Cecil, Holland & Hart, labor attorney. The luncheon was entitled “Changes in Construction Law and How They Will Affect You.” The topic was a great attention grabber for us, because the more we keep abreast of the law and any changes, the better equipped each of us at [...]
The Gensler architectural firm façade was our focus on a recent June-gloomy Saturday morning. Commonwealth Partners called us in to replace one broken panel of glass — one very large broken panel — that measured over 7 feet x 25 feet, and weighed 1,245 pounds. It’s not the first time that the Service team from Giroux Glass has worked on what’s known as Gensler’s “Jewel Box,” right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The over-sized window consisted of ½” clear tempered glass, and was manufactured in, then shipped from China, through Glass 3 Enterprises Limited, of British Columbia, Canada. [...]
The Los Angeles Rams are a football team with a rich history and a loyal fan base. For years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has served as their home – but those days will soon end. Not just a new home, but a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment experience is being constructed for both the Rams and for the Los Angeles Chargers. The new 300-acre is the “Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park.” A week ago, Barbara and I visited the new stadium’s project site with the National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWIC LA), [...]
There’s been much buzz in Southern California lately over the construction of stadiums and sports facilities, including the brand new Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) training facility, built on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, and officially opened for use in April 2018. According to the LAFC, the $30 million investment, in addition to a $1.6 million partnership with the university to be used in renovating existing facilities around campus and creating new master’s program in which students get hands-on experience with the Club, is already getting rave reviews from its new tenants. “It’s incredible,” Tyler Miller (LAFC [...]