From Metal Factory to Architectural Innovator

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Nourishing an Artistic Spirit

Zahner is an amateur sculptor—"I wish I had more time for it"—and prefers to hire engineers with a similarly creative bent. "The nature of what we do is to make the connection between art and science," Zahner said. "We like to work with really good minds that can be more creative, and they need to have an interest in art." Today, ten percent of Zahner's work is with sculptors and other artists, and several of his employees are art institute graduates. The company will also help employees pursue a variety of advanced degrees.