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Tate Ornamental receives Craftsmanship Award

By February 20, 2023No Comments
WASHINGTON, DC – Tate Ornamental Inc. has been recognized as a 2023 Craftsmanship Award winner in the Ornamental Metal Division by the Washington Building Congress.
In partnership with Clark Construction Group, Tate Ornamental was honored as the winner in the category of ornamental metals, for the escalator tunnel (pictured) in the revitalization project at the National Air and Space Museum.
The WBC is the only local organization that recognizes the skills of craftsmen through their Craftsman Award Program, an annual celebration of excellent work performed in the local construction industry. This program honors those who individually provide exceptional workmanship on buildings throughout the DC area.
Tate Ornamental has been recognized as a winner or nominee in 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2023 from the WBC.
“This year, we won the award for our work on the stainless metal panel system on the escalator tunnel providing access from the basement level to 1st floor level of the museum store,” said Jeremy King, a senior project manager for Tate Ornamental. “This work included individualized bent stainless panels for each vertical or side wall rib. The ceiling had an undulating effect as you travel down the tunnel with the same individualized bent ribs. The lights were completed by others, but our system had to be precise in order for the custom light bars to integrate into our product. Individual lights are also located throughout the ceiling to give the ‘starry sky’ effect. Each rib was individually cut in the field to ensure proper fit.
“There were numerous members of our company involved with the design, planning, fabrication and installation of this system,” he added. “In all, thanks to everyone that made this complex design come to fruition.”
Tate Ornamental is a family owned and operated company that has been in business since 1988. Tate Ornamental works with residential and commercial clients all over the country, and specializes in creating stairs, canopies and handrails using ferrous and non-ferrous materials such as brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, nickel, and wood. In 1993, they expanded the business to include the millwork and casework division, and in 2003 added the stone and quartz division. Additionally, Tate Ornamental offers some unique services including rolling, polishing, finishing and water jet cutting.
Press Release and Design prepared by Tate Ornamental Inc. in partnership with Strategic Marketing Solutions.