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Pike and Rose

Pike & Rose

The Henri

 

Pike & Rose

North Bethesda, MD

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Architect • Lee Rubenstein
Distributor • Belair Road Supply


Brick breakdown • 301,875 Napa Valley Bricks

The Henri apartment building occupies Block 6 of Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Pike & Rose development, a multi-phase mixed-use master plan within walking distance of the White Flint Metro Station in North Bethesda, Maryland. Prominently located along the neighborhood’s evolving main street near a central park, the design team was tasked with creating a building that would enhance the public realm and establish a standard of design for ongoing nearby development, while accommodating extensive residential and retail programmatic needs.

The architect Lee Rubenstein’s, goal was to deliver a masonry cavity wall facade that was at once richly detailed, constructible, and reasonably affordable. The idea of brick masonry was selected as the primary exterior material for the 12-story building, which offers a warm and approachable character with opportunities for ornament and detail.

A blend of hues from the Napa Valley brick were ultimately selected for depth and texture, in norman and modular sizes. These were paired with a host of 34 special shapes, which were used in a variety of configurations to give the facade it’s defining ornamental character. The resulting exterior expression successfully pairs detail-rich brickwork with a large format and inscribed panels, imbuing the building with an elevated level of ornamental interest, appreciable from a variety of perspectives and distances.

The Henri contains over 800 apartments and condos, numerous restaurants, a beer garden, many well-known retailers and a 30,000 square-foot sport and health center. This building focuses on a design that enhances both public and residential amenity. On the ground level are landscaped gathering areas where people want to stay longer after running an errand.

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Glen-Gery’s Harmar Plant Changing Name to Align with Plant Improvements

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Glen-Gery’s Harmar Plant Changing Name to Align with Plant Improvements

WYOMISSING, Pa.August 27, 2020 - Glen-Gery is committed to providing high quality products and superior customer service that position us as a leader in style and design. We continue to implement new processes and manufacturing technologies at all of our facilities to align with this commitment. To ensure this reputation is upheld in the marketplace, we are officially changing the name of our Harmar Plant to the Pittsburgh Plant. The management team at the Pittsburgh Plant has done a tremendous job making rapid changes to improve the quality of products and customer service. We invested heavily in our mining operations, building layered 6 month stock piles in red and cream burning clays to ensure color consistency between run to run and eliminating historical lime issues.

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New Division Created at Mid-Atlantic Facility Called Value Added Plant

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New Division Created at Mid-Atlantic Facility Called Value Added Plant (VAP)

WYOMISSING, Pa.August 21, 2020 - Glen-Gery has created a new division, located at the Mid-Atlantic facility, called the Value Added Plant (VAP) to centralize valuable services and streamline processes for key products. VAP will lead initiatives such as thin brick cutting and waxing, tumbling, Tru-Brix grooving and type 1 and 2 samples for Mid-Atlantic, York and Pittsburgh plants. This department also supports the distribution of mortar, Feldhaus, Tru-Brix, Thin Tech, Terracade and the International Collection products. By placing these products and services under one umbrella, it will allow us to focus on creating efficiencies and improving customer service. 

Meet the VAP Team:

Danny Cunningham

 

Bonnie Jacoby

 

Daniel Izzo

 

Athena Snyder

 

Danny Cunningham - Plant Manager, Value Added Plant

Previously Plant Manager for Cushwa, Danny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Value Added plant. In March, Danny accepted the position of Manager, Cutting Operations. Over the past several months, Danny has worked to transfer and establish cutting and other manufacturing processes at the Mid-Atlantic location.

Danny has worked in the brick industry for 33 years and his number one focus is providing customers with a quality product. In his spare time, Danny enjoys working on old cars and building things. Danny is excited to take on this new opportunity and continue to help bring unique solutions to customers to make their projects stand out.

Bonnie Jacoby - Senior Manager, Customer Support & Import/Export

Bonnie Jacoby will temporarily lead the customer service team as acting Distribution Manager at VAP in addition to her role managing customer support and imports for Glen-Gery. Bonnie has been with Glen-Gery for 39 years in varying customer service and management roles making her extremely knowledgeable in all facets of our business.

Bonnie enjoys reading and shopping in her spare time and is always in search for a great pair of shoes. She has built many relationships with our customers over the years and looks forward to building on them as part of the newly created VAP team.

Daniel Izzo - Customer Service Coordinator 

Daniel Izzo is part of the customer service team at the Value Added plant. Daniel joined Glen-Gery in March after previously working as a customer service representative for Vanguard Group. He has quickly learned the business and has become a valuable resource to both internal and external customers.

In addition to learning the brick business, Daniel likes to golf and sew. He has two brothers and enjoys spending time at the beach in the summer. Daniel is looking forward to learning more about the brick industry as well as educating our customers on the products distributed from VAP.

Athena Snyder - Distributor Sales Coordinator 

Atheana Snyder has been helping Glen-Gery customers for 6 years as part of the Mid-Atlantic plant customer service team and will now join the value added plant customer service team. Atheana brings experience and knowledge on products such as thin tech, mortar and the International Collection as these were previously handled through the Mid-Atlantic Plant.

Atheana started helping customers at age 14 while working in her grandparent’s greenhouse. She enjoys helping customers learn more about our products and providing solutions to make it easier to do business with Glen-Gery. Atheana is active outside of work, spending time with her two daughters, cooking, hunting, hiking, fishing, crafting, paintballing, and camping.

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