Summer 2013
Summer 2013 Newsletter
Volume 31

Exotic Locales - Traveling w/Robinson Iron


Transit structures signal commuters where to go and how to get there. Most successful are those which impart a real sense of place to their environment. Recently completed custom cast aluminum escalator Kiosks created by Robinson Iron for Cayalá in Guatemala tell all who will listen that they have arrived in a very special place.

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Raffles Hotel - A Legendary Place

I tried not to show my nervousness while awaiting the arrival of Helen Chen of Architects 61 and Son Keum Chan, Engineering Manager for SsangYong Construction Co., Ltd. It was to be our kickoff meeting for the restoration of ironwork on the 1887 Raffles Hotel located on the island nation of Singapore near the tip of Malaysia in Southeast Asia. A few months earlier Scotty Howell, Robinson Iron’s Vice President and General Manager, had traveled there to meet them and secure the job. It was to be Robinson Iron’s first international project . . .

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patternmaker art award

The Santa Fe Building - Potter County, Texas

The Santa Fe Building is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.. It was completed on January 18, 1930 and housed the regional offices of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. The Amarillo office supervised more than 5,800 miles (9,334 km) of railroad. Brennan Construction Company of Amarillo and Dallas built the building from 1928 to 1930 with an original construction cost of $1.5 million.

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Cast Iron Urn

Rice Memorial Fountain, West Brookfield, MA

West Brookfield is one of four charming rural towns established in 1673 and referred to as "The Brookfields" in the Quaboag (KWAY-bog) Valley's rolling uplands about 65 miles west of Boston. In the center of West Brookfield Common (also known as Quabog Park) stands an impressive Victorian cast iron fountain and smaller drinking fountain given in 1886 by George M. Rice as a memorial to his parents. Documentation has established they were originally . . .

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ASLA Twin States Conference Orange Beach, AL

Robinson Iron is very happy to report that the annual AL/ MS Twin States Conference was once again a tremendous hit! Of course, it is hard not to be a success expo when the venue is in Orange Beach, Alabama. The beach notwithstanding, in my opinion the characteristic that sets this conference apart is the friendliness of the attendees and the exhibitors alike.

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See Robinson Iron when you attend these events in 2013:

AIA Denver, CO June 20-22 (link to pass) ; TNASLA, September 26-27 APT New York City Oct 11-16