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Duo-Gard Translucent Canopy

Flowing 310 miles across the state of Nebraska, the Platte River guided gold seekers, homesteaders, trappers and traders toward destinations west in the 1800s. Muddy, shallow and non-navigable, yet its banks marked the trail to adventure for many pioneers. Today, the river is set in stone in a terrazzo-tiled path that guides travelers to even…

Duo-Gard Bike Shelter

A glimpse of the future was available at Michigan State University on August 20, 2016. That’s when the public toured the university’s new Facility for Rare Isotope Beams – FRIB for short. The six-story, $730 million structure is a one-of-a-kind venture in unparalleled scientific sophistication and potential. It also includes a practical, everyday solution for…

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Customized bus shelters don’t always have to cost more. Using standard components, Duo-Gard’s designers and engineers can often make recommendations that result in shelters that cost less. The shelter pictured is a prime example. It’s located in a small and thriving Midwest city, where the first bus line used a coach and horsepower – two…

Duo-Gard Bike Shelter

Amenities abound at Harbor House and Woodland Mews apartments in Ann Arbor MI. Along with the usual pool and clubhouse to volleyball and tennis courts to dog parks and walking trails, the complexes recently added a first for residents: each now has a covered bike shelter by Duo-Gard. Located near the center of Ann Arbor,…

Prostock Division of Duo-Gard Industries

When Duo-Gard introduced the Prostock program in late 2013, glazing contractors weren’t sure what to expect. After all, they’d never had a translucent glazing concept designed around their specific needs. They had to go it alone or pay the price for expensive, fully engineered systems. Prostock changed that by offering stock-length, translucent polycarbonate systems that…

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  For years, the men’s and women’s basketball teams labored through practices at the old Boyden Gym. No more. Today the University of Massachusetts Amherst boasts a state-of-the-art performance development facility with dedicated courts for both programs. Completed for the 2015 fall season, “The new Champions Center provides UMass Amherst with a ‘Gateway Building’ and…

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The City and County of Honolulu offers amenities many of us only dream of. It’s now added one more that supports and encourages a growing community of biking commuters. The Kalihi Transit Center for bus rapid transit recently installed new bike storage in the form of a fully enclosed shelter manufactured by Duo-Gard. Although Honolulu has…

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To the Duo-Gardians, every project is unique. Here are some projects our team has selected as special favorites. They spotlight our Focused Design Approach in canopies, curtainwalls, shelters and more. We hope you enjoy viewing these favorites, and we hope to include your project in our next edition! Click here to view our book.

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Bikes parked in the hallways? Despite parking racks scattered across the campus, staffers at Wayne State University’s Computing and Information Technology building needed more security and protection for their bikes. So last July the Detroit university added its first covered bike shelter, opting for Duo-Gard’s Harbor model. “Many of our younger staff members are bikers,…

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Recently, a Midwest electronics company wanted to provide employees with a custom covered patio that combined a break area with a separated smoking shelter. The spans involved required steel. Duo-Gard’s in-house engineering and steel fabrication capabilities produced this unusual structure that was not only structurally superior but also cost effective. “Although most in-house steel fabrication…

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