CINCINNATI, OH – The Jim Pattison Auto Group of Surrey, British Columbia, working in conjunction with 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 in Victoria, British Columbia. The Jim Pattison Auto Group represents 15 automobile brands across 24 locations in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey, Coquitlam, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Edmonton and Winnipeg.
Original designs for the new four level, 67,300 square foot Toyota dealership, and two level, 7,700 square foot Lexus dealership called for a shoe mounted structure glass design. ABBARCH Architecture, Inc., the designers of both facilities, however, had seen a sample of Hollaender® Manufacturing's Interna-Rail® VUE glass railing system with post captured glass. According to Dan Horner from ABBARCH, "I felt this railing would fulfill the client's needs while allowing them to save money in this area."
Ultimately, ABBARCH and Jim Pattison decided on the Hollaender Interna-Rail® VUE system with a clear anodized finish and 3/8 inch tempered glass infill panels. Joey Goncalves, Manager of Facilities Design and Development for the Jim Pattison Auto Group, was very pleased with the overall result stating " The Hollaender® VUE railing, with its clean lines and clear anodized finish, fit our overall design objective and allowed us to reduce the cost associated with the original shoe mounted railing. We are all very satisfied with this railing system and its installation and appreciate Hollaender's engineers going the extra mile in dealing with our local building codes and bylaws to ensure that we would not have any issues with their system at time of final inspections."
Hollaender's® Interna-Rail® VUE handrail system is an offset, post mounted fitting based railing system for glass and resin infill panels, designed to combine the clean look of welded rail with all the benefits of a mechanical system. Interna-Rail® systems can be designed to meet any building code and are being used throughout the world in architectural, public works, and stadium applications.
About Hollaender Manufacturing
Hollaender is a manufacturer and marketer of aluminum structural pipe fittings, aluminum pipe, as well as final assemblies that use these components.
Hollaender is also a US market leader in the design and manufacture of complete architectural railing systems, often called "Decorative Metal Railing Systems."
Hollaender components are used in the design and build of handrail, guardrail and safety rail systems as well as a wide variety of unique modular pipe and fitting based structures for commercial, residential, public works and industrial applications, as well for retail store fixtures and other structural applications. These components and systems are marketed under the trademarked brands Speed-Rail® and Interna-Rail®. Hollaender also offers consultation, design, and project management services.
Hollaender® Manufacturing Company
(513) 772-8800, Ext 123
P.O. Box 156399
10285 Wayne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45215-6399