Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Trier Entry

James had the great fortune to go to Trier, Germany to check out the Unilux window factory. Traveling with thirty other contruction professionals, he saw thermal break technology for high-efficiency buildings and the mahogany line of windows. The demonstration of the fine line curtain wall system for modern buildings also impressed him. The tour included three building sitesin the area where Unilux products were installed.

Trier itself was an intriguing place to visit. The city, the oldest in Germany, had a distinct Roman influence, having once been a capital for the ancient empire. In particular, the Episcopal winery housed its wines in the underground stone vaults, complete with Romanesque arches. The urban fabric of the downtown city square was decked out for the annual Christmas fair, where James wandered the city with a hot mug of mulled cider in hand. Overall it was a great experience to see Unilux products in a European context.

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