Transit shelter? Bike repair station? Why not two in one?

Public transportation is popular in the Michigan city where the pictured shelter is located. This passenger waiting station is one of several engineered and installed by Duo-Gard. It’s a multi-purpose custom structure, a collaboration of an architectural design with special engineered elements by Duo-Gard’s team, that’s situated near a multi-use facility that combines retail and…

Duo-Gard Appoints New Rep Agency

Duo-Gard has appointed Architectural Design Solutions LLC as its rep agency for Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. The new agency, located in Monclova, Ohio, will market Duo-Gard’s comprehensive line of canopies and walkways, skylights and translucent daylighting systems. “Duo-Gard’s unique niche for bringing color and style to elements like canopies and translucent daylighting systems…

What Role Does Your Canopy Play?

In today’s commercial designs concerned with sustainability, energy efficiency and image, what roles does a structure’s canopy play? There are several. The canopy symbolizes not only the obvious functional concern for protection and accommodation but also the need to create that critical first impression. “It’s the first thing you engage with. It’s a greeting and…

Duo-Gard’s Translucent Clerestory System Lights Up for Pickleball Players

What would you get if you combined the best of tennis, badminton and ping-pong? It’s been done. It’s called pickleball. It’s one of the fastest-growing sports you may never have heard of, despite its being around since 1965. The sport’s cross-country popularity, which appeals to all ages and skill levels, is exemplified by a growing…

Duo-Gard Adds New Unit Skylights to High-Performance Maximizer Skylight Line

Duo-Gard has expanded its line of high-performance Maximizer skylights with the addition of dome and pyramid units. Both have wide applications for retrofit and new construction. Maximizer Unit Skylights integrate technologies for high performance in energy efficiency, light distribution and heat transmission. “Our new units round out our Maximizer product line and enable us to…

Duo-Gard Provides One-Stop Shelter Shopping for Colleges and Universities

“College and university campuses are unique environments for their high density, stimulating atmosphere and defined boundaries. These factors make them ideal environments to incorporate bikes.” League of American Bicyclists website How does Duo-Gard continue to be such a strong, innovative leader in serving these unique educational environments? Sean McKnight, Duo-Gard’s bike infrastructure coordinator, provides some…

Duo-Gard Develops Custom Bike Shelter for University

“The world is better with bikes” proclaims the website of Wisconsin’s Trek Bicycle Corporation, a global leader in design and manufacturing. More Americans agree today than ever before. The Coronavirus pandemic has sent bicycle sales soaring. In many U.S. states, bike shops are considered essential businesses, allowed to stay open during the shutdowns. An alternative…

Duo-Gard’s Sleekline Canopy Serves the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Last year, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) in Anchorage decided to enhance the entrance to its Healthy Communities building with a canopy to improve the drop-off zone as well as the flow of traffic. “We wanted a sheltered area for shuttles and their waiting passengers with protection to minimize the risks of ice…

Duo-Gard Makes Bike Space Planning Easy and Effective

Pssst! What’s the secret to creating a successful bike space strategy? Actually, there’s no secret, says one industry expert who’s been doing it for almost 30 years. “It just takes planning,” says Mike Arvidson, Duo-Gard’s executive vice president, “but it takes informed, effective planning, which is challenging with all of today’s city, municipal, state and…

Duo-Gard’s Translucent Canopies Lend Landmark Status to CTA’s 95th Street Terminal

As public transit gains increasing importance, Duo-Gard is proud to point out its contributions to many prominent projects. One outstanding example is the Chicago Transit Authority’s $280 million-dollar 95th Street Terminal. Massive translucent canopies engineered and fabricated by Duo-Gard shelter the entire perimeters of the terminal’s two structures. Constructed with Duo-Gard’s high-performance Series 2500 Sloped…