Duo-Gard Blog

Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail Line Features Duo-Gard’s New Alton Shelter

Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail provides travelers with safer, faster, and more efficient modes of transportation. The new 284-mile railway features new stations, new locomotives, and new signals along the route. With trains moving at approximately 110 mph, passenger commute time is significantly reduced. Duo-Gard was proud to contribute to this project, we…

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Duo-Gard Skylights Bring School Spirit

Duo-Gard loves a local project, these custom skylights are located on Novi High School in Novi Michigan. The aluminum frames were completely prefabricated in our facility then moved by crane to their permanent location. The skylights are glazed with our Series 3100 25mm triple wall polycarbonate, and printed to match the school’s color scheme. Duo-Gard…

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Duo-Gard’s Custom Bike Shelters: An Optimal Campus Amenity

Our custom bike shelters were inspired by Duo-Gard’s Razor Model and designed specifically for the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Duo-Gard worked closely with the architect for two years to accomplish his vision. We designed and fully engineered the shelters to accommodate climate conditions while still achieving the desired aesthetic. The larger shelter is 20′ x…

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The Intersection of Art and Architecture

The OKC Convention Center Garage features 90,000 Fusion panel tiles provided by Duo-Gard. Anthony McDermid at TAP Architecture was inspired by a coaster that Duo-Gard gave out at a presentation. This coaster was a smaller version of one of the 4″x4″ colored tiles used in the project. The design is the result of an art…

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40 Years of Duo-Gard

Duo-Gard’s Dave Miller Reflects on 40 Years of Success March 2024 marks a milestone for Canton, Michigan-based Duo-Gard Industries-40 years as the leading innovator in bus, bike and smoking shelters as well as high-performance translucent walls, architectural canopies, and outdoor structures.   The business started in 1984 during the oil embargo, when federal tax credits…

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Duo-Gard’s New Secured and Enclosed Pinnacle Bike Shelter

Our latest bike shelter was custom designed for Harvard and is secured and enclosed. Duo-Gard worked extensively with the Harvard team to produce the perfect shelter based on site conditions, collaboration with the structural team, and to fit the overall aesthetic. This shelter fits seamlessly with the neighboring buildings and campus landscape. It features 9/16″…

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Achieve 360° – A Full Design and Fabrication Resource

Well-orchestrated and successful projects share a common hallmark. They are marked by accurate planning and coordination; deep experience and knowledge; diverse source materials; and an obsession for quality and results. Achieve 360° is a proprietary, full-circle design and fabrication resource from Duo-Gard. We take a holistic approach to ensure that each client receives the highest…

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Sleekline Canopy System Welcomes Vets at Clinic in Lubbock TX

Opened in 2021, the new VA Lubbock Clinic serves 300,000 Texas veterans in the region with a comprehensive range of services – services they would otherwise have to travel 100 miles to access.  The 127,119-square-foot outpatient facility, located on the campus of Texas Tech University, was designed by the architects at Hoefer Welker in the…

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What to Consider in your Canopy Design

When it comes to canopy design Duo-Gard has you covered (get it?). Our team of experts are here to assist from design to installation to ensure the best results for your vision. That being said, each project has its own unique circumstances we must adhere to. Here are some things that should be considered at…

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ArtPrize 2021

ArtPrize staff at the Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids MI has approved the GLAF concept exhibit. This installation will showcase the mission of the Great Lakes Art Foundation: to promote creativity and ingenuity by living artists, through creating an Art Garden in the Metro Detroit area. The GLAF installation will feature a…

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