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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. Receives 2017 MFPA Craftsmanship Awards

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc was recognized for 9 Craftsmanship Awards at the Midwest Fabric Products Association 2017 Zone Conference on February, 3, 2017. These prestigious awards are presented for outstanding and innovative work. Projects are voted upon by industry peers at the conference. 

1st Place-Residential-Single Family – Custom fabric radiused and sloped cantilevered canopy for a backyard patio area.

2nd Place- Residential Multiple Family-Bethesda Senior Living – Custom motorized retractable Durasol Gennius canopy system for a 3rd floor senior living facility patio area.

1st Place- Commercial Awnings & Canopies- Under 30 Linear Ft- Mid City Dental – Unique Gable designed stairway canopy, fabricated in 3 sections.

1st Place-Commercial Awnings & Canopies Over 30 Linear Ft- Crestview School – Custom fabricated cantilevered arched canopy created for shade protection over competing swimmers.

1st Place-Interior Awnings & Design- Sunbelle – Modular structure custom designed exhibit for a trade show.

1st Place-Industrial- Waterway Car Wash – Framed fabric ceiling acoustical panels (6) 8′ x 20′ for the interior waiting lobby area of a car wash.

1st Place-New & Unusual- Heartland Pharmacy – Unique tear drop shaped decorative domes on top of 2 stair cases for a 2-level retail strip mall.

2nd Place-Fabric Graphics- Worldwide Technology – Rectangular fabric hanging sign created to hang over a trade show exhibit.

1st Place-Fabric Structures-Fire ‘n’ Smoke – Restaurant patio tension fabric shade sail structure, measuring 16’wide x 15’ 6” projection designed for snow loads to remain installed year-round to protect customers.

Visit www.lawrencefabric.com for additional project details and photos.

Terramac Appoints Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. as Authorized Dealer

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Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, expands its representation in the North American market to include Kirby-Smith as part of its dealer network. Kirby-Smith will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Oklahoma.

“Terramac is the ultimate Swiss army knife of the pipeline industry,” says Joe Trapani, Director Pipeline Services Division at Kirby-Smith. “All pipeline customers have a need for rubber track carriers and Terramac’s are well-known for reliability and extreme diversity. Including Terramac as part of our machinery tool kit will allow us to grow our customer base in the industry.”

Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac crawler carriers to serve the pipeline industry with customizable equipment that accommodates various pipeline applications. In addition to Terramac’s three standard options – convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds and flatbeds – Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac units customized with support attachments such as hydroseeders, vacuum excavators and tack rigs. With the addition of the versatile Terramac product line Kirby-Smith also plans to identify and expand into other markets.

The team at Kirby-Smith will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support for Terramac products. Kirby-Smith’s knowledgeable staff has been fully trained in the application, sales, parts and service side of the Terramac product line and stands ready to offer prompt and professional customer support.

“Kirby-Smith Machinery maintains a strong commitment to exceed customer expectations and their dedicated team consistently delivers superior service and product support,” says Andrew Konopka, President of Terramac. “We are pleased to welcome Kirby-Smith to our growing dealer network and we look forward to a lasting partnership.”

Terramac® LLC, based in Elburn, IL, was established to produce the world’s leading crawler carriers. Units are sold through a full dealer network which offers customers easy-to-locate parts and service throughout the world. The units can be customized with support equipment to serve many industries such as pipeline, utility, mining, environmental, general construction and more. To learn more, please visit www.terramac.com or call 630-365-4800.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premiere new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country.

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. Wins 2016 International Achievement Award

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was recognized with 2016 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.

Sigma Aldrich Mfg Project
Sigma Aldrich Mfg Project

Lawrence Fabric received an Award of Excellence for its Sigma Aldrich Manufacturing project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Commercial Awnings & canopies < 1,000 Square Feet category. In addition, Lawrence received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its University of Iowa Dental Science Building project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Exterior Shades & Screens category.

University of Iowa Dental Science Building project
University of Iowa Dental Science Building project

For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association who’s over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

IFAI received a total of 296 entries from 10 countries that were submitted for 42 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics tradeshow in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.

For photos and a detailed project description, visit www.iaa.ifai.com

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