MetroWall Stays Eco-Conscious at New York Manufacturing Facility

Sustainability is often thought of as a journey with a definitive endpoint, but this is not the case. Sustainability is an ongoing journey that demands we consistently look for ways to make an impact and innovate. Here are just a few ways MetroWall has built sustainable habits and practices at our manufacturing facility in Congers, NY. 

Saying “No” to Chemicals 

Traditional glass cleaners often contain harsh chemicals that can have negative long-term health effects. These chemicals can also leach into water systems and contribute to air pollution when released into the atmosphere. As a result, opting for a glass cleaner that doesn’t use any chemicals was a no-brainer for us. The glass cleaner we use only requires warm water. Not only does it lower our ecofootprint, but it also ensures the health of our production team. Take a look at our glass cleaner in action.

Rethinking Packaging 

Crating is a common method used to ship delicate items because it protects the goods from getting damaged when they travel long distances. However, crating increases shipping costs, can be hard to handle and maneuverer in close quarters, and has a great environmental impact. Wood crating uses a lot of timber resources and once the crate arrives on site it has to be disassembled and disposed of, leading to unnecessary waste. To decrease the amount of shipping waste we produce, our material is packed into our vans so that they are protected, but loose to avoid crating waste.

 

Loose aluminum extrusions wrapped with cellophane in manufacturing facility.

We Can’t Stress It Enough: Specify Local 

MetroWall’s manufacturing facility is based in Congers, NY, which means it’s ideally located to serve Northeastern markets. By manufacturing our products closer to the point of use, we significantly decrease the emissions generated from transportation. Furthermore, we’re able to implement more quality control measures and find new ways to innovate and build sustainability into our process.  

“Well-being is realized by small steps, but is truly no small thing.” 

For nearly two decades, we have collaborated with many organizations working hard to bring about change one step at a time and for this, we applaud the work that has been done. But we know there is still more to be done and we look forward to working with you to improve our industry and the markets we serve. 

What sustainability initiatives is your company implementing? Share your efforts in the comments below.  

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How We All Worked Together in 2022

The Lesson from 2022? We’re A Community of Professionals Thanks to You!

 

We’ve been looking back at the challenges of 2022 and taking a moment to appreciate something awesome the past year has taught us! That lesson? When we double down on our relationships as a family of architecture and design sector professionals, bold ideas and big results still happen, even in challenging times.

This means your work and expertise, as a valued client, have been deeply appreciated. After all, your inspiring projects, ideas, feedback and collaborations have been the backbone of a year when we all insisted on delivering quality in the face of global disruption to business elsewhere.

As our holiday season thanks for 2022, we asked MetroWall General Manager Jared to reflect on three ways we’ve all worked as a community in 2022, as well as reveal a charitable gift we’ve made as a gesture of appreciation.

 

Our 2022: What We Achieved Together

team in glass walled office

Instead of just thinking about the highs and lows of business in 2022, we’ve been talking about HOW we’ve all worked together and the difference this has made to your projects in the past 12 months.

1) The value of trust: “Our clients know that the outcomes we achieve are, in large part, a result of the community that we choose to surround ourselves with.

“That’s why we deeply appreciate the trust placed in us. In June 2022 we sought to repay this trust by reminding clients, our community of professionals, of how we could help as a supplier during turbulent times for business. As a family-owned company, trusting relationships are priceless to us and have been the backbone of our industries in 2022.”

2) Feedback helps us grow…together: “We’ve listened to client feedback throughout the year and we’ll continue to evolve our products and service based on the ideas and insights provided by valued customers.

“Particular thanks to everyone who took part in our year-end survey as this type of outreach is going to play an important part in constantly looking for ways to make our products and customer service even better.”

3) An unshakable sense of ambition: “We’ve loved seeing how the community of architecture and design professionals we work with have been as ambitious as ever in the face of challenges in the global business environment.

“Our customers’ determination to work with us to deliver bold ideas and innovations to inspire tenants and improve their health and well-being, as well as the sustainability of our environment, has been more evident than ever!”

The result? The supportive, collaborative, trusting partnership between your work and MetroWall we’ve developed in 2022 makes the forecast good for stunning project outcomes in 2023…no matter what challenges the year brings us!

 

Our Thanks for Your Support in 2022

one tree planted

In honor of clients and friends like you, we’re donating $1,000 to One Tree Planted, who’ll use the funds to plant trees in urban communities across the United States.

This token of appreciation supports our commitment to give back to the communities we serve and is an acknowledgement of our deep appreciation for our customers and the role you play in our collective success.

A final word from Jared: “Thanks to you, MetroWall has grown to become a trusted partner in the buildout of interior spaces because of the relationships we have cultivated with our customers and the culture we foster with our team.

“Our ethos ‘More is Possible’ has been our compass as we place serving your needs at the heart of our approach, and will be our foundation going into 2023. We’re excited about meeting the challenges of 2023 with you.

“In the meantime, tell us how we can help you! As always, to speak to a MetroWall partitional wall specialist simply contact us or if you would like to reach out to me directly, please email me at Jared@metro-wall.com

 

Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year from everyone at MetroWall

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Delivering Projects in Turbulent Times: Three Ways We Can Help

Whether you’re an architect, construction professional or designer, the climate for delivering projects right now could well be the most challenging you’ve ever faced. Thankfully, we can help.

Because we’ve been a trusted professional partner for our clients for over 15 years, we’re uniquely positioned to offer expertise, reassurance and sustainability at a time when all three are needed most.

This quick read blog sums up why you can count on MetroWall to be ‘in your corner’ while you weather the challenges facing businesses around the world.

Read on to discover three ways we can make the current climate a little easier and, most of all, a reminder to simply contact us for personal assistance. We’re here to help.

Count On Us

We’re proud to be able to support our valued clients in three powerfully simple ways during this difficult time for many of the professions we supply.

You can rely on us thanks to:

  1. Assured supply chain: Our supply chain, based on our own manufacturing in New York State supporting our substantial and locally held inventory, has been established over years. This means availability is one less thing to worry about.
  2. Here today, here tomorrow: Because you want a supplier you can trust to deliver for you now and in the future, we offer the reassurance of having weathered numerous economic highs and lows! As a firmly-established market leader, this isn’t our first challenging environment and won’t be the last.
  3. A professional partner: Our clients often turn to us for advice, technical information, expert product knowledge and for our cooperation to deliver against tight cost and time demands. Our door is always open for clients who want help to make the right interior glass partition happen within exacting budgets and timescales. Just ask.

In short: we’re here for our clients and want to help. Whatever you’re facing, we’ve helped clients face challenges before. And we’ll be proud to do the same now and into the future.

Why MetroWall?

At MetroWall we do things a little differently, and it all comes down to one simple ethos: ‘if you want something done well, do it yourself’!

We design, manufacture, store and install our glass partitions ourselves right here in New York. Our delivery even uses our own drivers so we know everything is just right for you, every time.

Ultimately, professionals work for us for two big reasons: our 15 years of experience and our local inventory as – bottom line – means expertise without the delays!

For product inspiration plus sustainability and LEED data click here. To speak to a MetroWall partitional wall specialist simply contact us. We’re in your corner and we’re here to help.

See also: Sustainable Design and Your Project, Your Glass Partition Construction Phase Questions Answered

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Sustainable Design and Your Project: How We Can Help

We’re proud to be more than just a supplier for our architect clients. Instead, we make it simple for architecture professionals to create an easier, more efficient and – crucially – sustainable interior glass partition project.

From HPD and LEED to our support for every client’s sustainability values, read on to discover how we can help…

1.Aligned Values

We specialise in products purpose-made to align with the sustainability demands an ambitious architect expects from a partner.

MetroWall products feature Hazardous Product Declaration data including chemical inventory information to meet Option 1 (Material Ingredient Reporting) of the MR Credit program.

Plus, we’re verified for LEED documentation meaning every MetroWall product contributes to a building’s LEED certification.

 

2. Continuous Improvement

Because we want to actively help architects achieve their sustainability goals, we work to stay one step ahead of the latest product standards and programs.

That’s why MetroWall aligns with the latest LEED versions including a 100 mile radius maximum for regional materials.

We’ve reviewed and improved our materials with sustainability in mind, we’re working to have our products added to the mindful MATERIALS library and we’ll keep looking for ways to enhance our product sustainability.

 

3. Sustainability Data & Support

Every MetroWall colleague is a subject specialist and experienced in supporting architecture professionals with the information they need…fast.

We pride ourselves in expert service and a quick turnaround response to technical and sustainability enquiries.

 

Why MetroWall?

Professionals trust MetroWall for quicker, easier interior glass partitions. 

Here’s why…

  • Specialist advice, data and support
  • In-house, local manufacturing
  • Large inventory held in New York
  • Rapid, tailored installation and deliver

Also, our clients love knowing there’s a MetroWall range for every project

  • Vetro flexibility: Including solutions for uneven floors
  • LP Series minimalism: For a low-profile look
  • DG Series sound privacy: With superb sound control

For glass partition inspiration simply download our brochure. Questions? Just ask. We’re here to help.

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Five Reasons a MetroWall Glass Partition is a Sustainable Choice

Sustainability is becoming more important by the day. With climate change high on the agenda, many of us in the construction industry are thinking of ways we can build and design spaces that don’t just do good for the occupants but do good for the planet too.

When it comes to an interior redesign there are a number of factors to consider, one of which is the material to use for partitions and walls. Fabric and drywall are construction industry stalwarts but is there a superior choice available? We say, yes.

Glass Partitions are a worthier choice for several reasons. Not only can glass maximize the use of space, increase productivity and boost staff well-being, it can also make for a greener build.

Want to know why? Here, we’ve put together our…

Top five reasons a MetroWall glass partition is a sustainable choice for a workspace:

1. Glass is recyclable

Glass is one of the most sustainable materials around. It’s fully recyclable and can be used over and over again without a drop in quality.

2. Glass production creates less waste

The amount of waste produced during the manufacture of glass is low and most of the waste can be collected, remelted and used to produce new glass.

3. Glass can reduce energy consumption

Glass facilitates the flow of natural light, which doesn’t just contribute to increased staff wellbeing but also saves on the amount of energy used.

4. MetroWall glass is locally manufactured

We probably *could* reach out to Europe or China for our glass manufacturer but we don’t. We use local manufacturers to ensure our carbon footprint is kept to a minimum and our lead times are rapid.

5. MetroWall partitions can be used again

Our glass partition and wall ranges allow for hundreds of different configurations. So, if you’re looking to change your office space and you have MetroWall partitions in place, you can demount and recreate the right office environment for your changing needs.

Want to make sure your office redesign fits with your green credentials?

At MetroWall, we exist to make your life simpler. We offer the complete package for your office fit out: from design to installation, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We have decades of experience in the industry yet we keep on top of every advance and innovation through our dedicated R&D investments. We also work to a three-week lead time, which is the quickest in the industry.

Find out more by contact us via the button below or download our brochures now.

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