From Metal Factory to Architectural Innovator

Courtesy Zahner
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Sharing an Innovative Spirit

In the early 90s, Zahner began research into how various metals could be best applied in different situations. That became a 400-page book, "Architectural Metals," to which Gehry contributed a foreword. More than 5,000 design firms around the country bought the manual, which established the company as innovators in the world of metal. "The book established trust between us and our clients," Zahner says. Today, the company connects with architecture lovers through an iPhone app.