November 21, 2016- Newman Brothers Acquisition
Hollaender Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum railing systems, has completed the purchase of Cincinnati, Ohio based Newman Brothers’ railing business. The transaction was completed on October 21, 2016, and includes all aspects of the business including designs. Hollaender has hired key engineering and manufacturing personnel from Newman Brothers to ensure a successful transition.
When developers Steiner & Associates were tasked with designing a new outdoor common area, known as the The Acropolis, at the Liberty Center mixed use development in Liberty Township, Ohio, they turned to Hollaender® Manufacturing for the architectural handrail system that would run throughout the area. Steiner & Associates, along with contractor Hoar Construction Design from Birmingham Alabama, wanted a cost effective and versatile railing system that could withstand the harsh outdoor seasons the midwest can dish out. Hollaender’s Interna-Rail® VUE railing system met those requirements.
When the architectural firm of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf (Browning Day) was tasked with designing the new Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay in downtown Indianapolis, they turned to Hollaender® Manufacturing for the handrail system that runs throughout the new facility. The Indianapolis based firm’s design called for a cost effective and versatile railing system that was able to accommodate both glass and metal infill panels. Hollaender’s Interna-Rail® VUE railing system met both the engineering and aesthetic requirements of the project.
Boone County Cooperative Extension Services in Burlington, KY working in conjunction with Ft. Mitchell Kentucky’s Robert Ehmet Hayes & Associates Architects, were in search of a railing system for the stairway and mezzanine at the Boone County Enrichment Center. The new handrail needed to be visually appealing, low maintenance, and cost efficient. After an extensive review process, the decision was made to install Hollaender’s Interna-Rail® VUE aluminum railing system with glass infill panels designed and built by Hollaender® Manufacturing Company out of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Zager Global, a US based international supplier and installer of plumbing and solar systems, was recently awarded a contract by Bouygues Bâtiment International to design and build a rooftop solar thermal hot water system at the Ridge Hospital located in Accra, Ghana. The project, located on the Atlantic coast of Africa, required components that could withstand the harsh and extremely corrosive atmospheric conditions inherent in the region. The design called for fifteen solar arrays, consisting of five collectors per array, with a pipe rack system to support the thermal collectors. Zagar turned to Cincinnati, Ohio based Hollaender Manufacturing to provide their patented and extremely anti-corrosive Speed-Rail® fittings for the pipe rack system that support the arrays.
March 2, 2016- New Interna-Rail® KLEAR Railing for Glass
Hollaender Manufacturing has introduced the new Interna-Rail KLEAR glass railing system. This handrail is constructed using Hollaender’s aluminum Interna-Rail® handrail with 3/8” thick glass infill panels up to 42” in height. The new railing system gives architects and contractors a proven and attractive option where transparent design features are required. The modular system is simple to install, maximizes visibility, and is significantly more cost effective than stainless steel systems.
November 30, 2015- Hollaender’s® Interna-Rail® System Hollaender® Manufacturing Introduces New Interna-Rail® KLEAR Railing for Glass Provides Common Ground, Between Price and Design, for Glendale High
Glendale High School in Springfield, MO, working in conjunction with Springfield based GHN Architects and Engineers were in search of a railing system that was both visually appealing and low maintenance, at a cost efficient price for their Commons Area addition. After much deliberation and consideration the final decision was made to install Hollaender’s Interna-Rail® aluminum clear anodized finish railing system with acrylic resin infill panels designed and built by Hollaender Manufacturing Company out of Cincinnati, Ohio.
West Liberty University of Wheeling, West Virginia was in search of a railing system to complement and complete the newly installed press box area located in their football stadium. Working together with M & G Architects and Engineers, also out of Wheeling, the design team wanted a railing system that could withstand West Virginia’s varying outdoor climate, with low maintenance requirements. It would also need to visually complement the aesthetics of the existing stadium structure, including the school’s color scheme. After careful deliberation, the decision was made to go with Hollaender’s® Interna-Rail® system with a black anodized finish and powder coated welded steel wire mesh infill.
After extensive pullout strength testing of the Hollaender® Speed Rail® slip-on aluminum pipe fittings, Hollaender Manufacturing has developed a new line of “X series” fittings that increases pullout capacity by 60% over the single set screw designs and 40% over the current two set screw (in line) designs. The added pullout strength adds increased security and durability to a wide variety of solar panel installations.
The Cottages of Overton County Nursing Home in Livingston, TN, working in conjunction with Knoxville based Lewis Group Architects was in search of a railing system that provided a stable safety barrier around their outdoor observation deck and could withstand high speed winds. The solution was an Interna-Rail® railing system, designed and built by Hollaender Manufacturing.
Aluminum Offshore Pte Ltd is a Singapore based manufacturer of helidecks and other structures used by the off shore petroleum industry. The company recently chose Hollaender Manufacturing to supply the aluminum adjustable fittings it needed to complete a new railing system to be installed at a structure in Norway’s North Sea. Aluminum Offshore needed an elbow fitting for the project that could be adjusted to any angle and accommodate two different rail sizes.
Legacy Charter School of Greenville, South Carolina needed to replace their school gym railing system to meet code requirements. Working together with Freeman & Major Architects, also out of Greenville, the design team searched for a new cost-effective handrail system with glass infill panels that would also emulate the look and feel of the existing ball style railings that were already in place. In the case of Legacy Charter School, Hollaender’s Speed-Rail system fit the bill perfectly.
ABBARCH Architecture, Inc. out of Vancouver, were searching for a low cost alternative to a shoe mounted structural glass handrail system for new Jim Pattison Toyota and Jim Pattison Lexus automobile dealerships. Ultimately, ABBARCH and Jim Pattison decided on the Hollaender Interna-Rail® VUE system.
Bumble-Bee is a modular safety rail system from Hollaender Manufacturing that is now available in both steel and aluminum. The steel system is powder coated with black fittings and yellow pipe, while the aluminum is mill finished and available at a lower price. With no welding required, the system can be installed in as little as 15 minutes. The owner simply installs the mounting flanges and inserts the railing posts.