James Bringle

James Bringle Appointed President of TCGA

Posted on January 1, 2012, by

Empirehouse General Manager, James Bringle was recently appointed President of the Twin Cities Glass Association (TCGA), he has served on the Board of Directors for the past three years and has served on the Industry Committee. James is excited to move forward this organization to create a strong unified glazing community in the Twin Cities area. Read More

American Swedish Institute Glass Walkway Installed

American Swedish Institute Glass Walkway Installed

Posted on October 21, 2011, by

In October, Empirehouse completed the third story glass walkway which links the mansion to the new building expansion. The fully fabricated shed-style glass walkway features a custom steel support pedestal and an aluminum bar stock glass support cage assembly. It is glazed with high performance laminated silkscreened glass. It includes internal wiring and LED lighting strip Read More

Rehab Addict Comes to Empirehouse

Rehab Addict Comes to Empirehouse

Posted on June 22, 2011, by

Empirehouse was pleased to host DIY Network’s Nicole Curtis on June 16. Nichole and her production crew came to film a segment about glass types on her popular cable network show “Rehab Addict.” We demonstrated and explained the differences between annealed, laminated, and tempered glass, their specific uses, along with a live demonstration on the strength of each glass Read More

VHB Structural Glazing Tape Project

VHB Structural Glazing Tape Project

Posted on June 21, 2011, by

During a recent inspection, 3M Technical Service Specialist, Brent A. Bystrom, P.E. stated, “The glazing portion of the project was simply stunning. [Lead Glazier] Trent Johnson’s project knowledge/experience was very helpful in providing fabrication and installation details including challenges and how they were overcome.”  “Early on, it was difficult to envision the end-result for the custom Read More

Dunwoody tour of Glass and Glazing at Empirehouse

Empirehouse Hosts Dunwoody College of Technology

Posted on May 6, 2011, by

On Thursday May 5, 2011 Empirehouse hosted 16 students from Dunwoody College of Technology who toured our offices and fabrication facility and learned about glass and aluminum framing systems. The tour began with an explanation of a glazing contractor and how Empirehouse approaches projects with architects, general contractors, and building owners. Students toured our plant and saw how storefront systems, Read More

Warren E Burger Federal Building

Empirehouse Wins National Glass Award at Glass Build Expo

Posted on October 11, 2009, by

Empirehouse entered our first national award competition and submitted a nomination to Glass Magazine for the 2009 Crystal Achievement Awards “Most Innovative Protective Glazing Application” category for the recently completed Warren E. Burger Federal Building in St. Paul. It was clearly an opportunity to show the high quality work Empirehouse produces, plus the Warren E. Burger Federal Building is an outstanding example of combining security products with a Read More