Industry Companies Celebrate Multiple Decades of Growth and Success

Mapes Industries, a family-owned business specializing in architectural panels and canopies, is just one company celebrating a big anniversary in 2022. Vitrum Glass Group in British Columbia is also celebrating a special anniversary.

Mapes Industries, which includes Mapes Panels and Mapes Canopies, was founded by J.S. Mapes in 1952 to manufacture laminated metal panels for storefront remodeling and wall-facing purposes.

“Mapes’ longevity is a result of values and customer-first approach that you seem to only find in a family-owned business,” says Matt Parde, president of Mapes Canopies. “Not just meeting expectations but doing our very best to exceed them on a daily basis. This approach means that you have to always look for what is next as well as stay resilient and flexible in an ever-changing marketplace. To do this, you must have a great team, supportive leadership and good business partners. Mapes has the strongest base it has ever had and is prepared to take on whatever lies ahead for the next 70 plus years.”

Mapes Panels’ laminated insulated metal panels are distributed to more than 4,000 architectural glass and glazing dealers throughout the nation, Canada and the Caribbean.

Vitrum Glass Group celebrated its 25th anniversary in June at its new fabrication facility in Langley, B.C. Nearly 200 architects, glaziers and industry partners attended. The event included a tour of the new fabrication facility, which offers insulating, tempering, laminating and custom glass fabrication among other processes.

In addition, Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems is celebrating its tenth year in business.

Vitro Glass Partners with VueReal

Vitro Architectural Glass and VueReal, a leader in micro printing technology, are working together to advance the interactivity and functionality of glass.

“Innovation and collaboration are central to Vitro’s success, and we are excited to be partnering with VueReal to assist in the evolution of display technology,” says Vitro CEO Adrián Sada Cueva. “Together, our aim is to enhance the experience consumers have with glass in their homes, cars, buildings and beyond.”

Based in Canada, VueReal focuses on turning the potential of microLED technology into reality. MicroLED is an emerging flat panel display technology that uses many microscopic LEDs to form individual pixel elements.

“We are pleased to add Vitro to our base of world-class partners,” adds VueReal CEO Reza Chaji. “Their leading-edge manufacturing capability and innovation-driven approach will bring commercial scale and supply-chain efficiency that will accelerate development and expand market opportunities.”

Turner Names Trade Contractor of the Year

The Cincinnati-Kentucky branch of Turner Construction Co. named Trex Commercial the Trade Contractor of the Year for its work on Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium.

“Being recognized by one of the most respected general contractors in the industry is especially rewarding,” says Trex Commercial president Laura Rygielski Preston. “We understand our role is more than just a fabricator of a designer’s concepts and strive to be a trusted and collaborative partner on all our projects.”

TQL Stadium, a 518,000 square-foot soccer venue, serves as home to Major League Soccer’s F.C. Cincinnati. The venue features nearly 20,000 linear feet of Trex Commercial railing, located within and outside of the stadium. The Trex Commercial team also custom-engineered fencing, gates and other architectural elements.

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