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Airmet Metalworks Newsletter                                          January 2012

Airmet Metalworks has been commissioned for the current ornamental iron fence and gate restoration segment of  the "Pathways to the Future" project at Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey. 
This issue of Classic Metal presents the first phase of Airmet's contribution to this project. 
For additional information about this project, please visit  VanVleck.org/CapitalCampaign.
"Pathways to the Future" will undertake extensive renovations to the grounds and outer buildings of historic Van Vleck House and Gardens.   

The layout of the fence and gates of  the property has been redesigned to enhance the garden visitor's experience.   
One key element of the plan is to eliminate the center driveways that currently bisect the property.  
To continue to have access to the rear of the property, a second entrance for staff and tenants is being added on the south side of the property. 

Beautiful landscaping will adorn this site which has been redesigned for both beauty and functionality.

The completed project will enhance the grace, splendor and continued preservation of Van Vleck House and Gardens.

In addition to Airmet Metalworks, 
the team put together for the project includes:

Sionas Architecture, P.C.
Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects
Recchia Contracting, Inc.
Petry Engineering
Keil Design & Construction

All are under the leadership of Van Vleck House & Gardens' 
chair of the Garden Implementation Committee, 
Carl Culbreth of Preserv, Inc.

Jonne McCarron is the Executive Director of The Montclair Foundation that owns Van Vleck House & Gardens.

The video below shows the Airmet Metalworks team at work during the removal stage of this process:  
  • Designated gate and fence sections are being removed and brought back to Airmet's shop for restoration and modifications.
  • Once completed, these gates and fence sections will be installed in their new locations.
Airmet Metalworks at Van Vleck House & Gardens for Phase 1 of Historic Fence Restoration
Airmet Metalworks at Van Vleck House & Gardens for Phase 1 of Historic Fence Restoration

*If you have difficulty viewing this video, download QuickTime to your computer.
The following photographs outline the sequence of events.
 Cutting fence sections.
Moving fence section with the aid of our hydraulic lift.

Setting fence section on trailer for transport to Airmet's workshop.
Removal of gate column from other location.

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We have recently published our revised website!

  • The Photo Gallery is more extensive; offering you the opportunity to see a wider array of our completed projects.
  • Previous "Classic Metal" Newsletters are also available for viewing in our Newsletter Archive.
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Our goal is our clients' complete satisfaction with each step of their project right down to the finished product.  We offer this with the utmost confidence. 
We are your solution.
Stephen and Cindy Yavorski  
Airmet Metalworks  
  671 North 3rd Street, Newark, NJ 07107
t. 973.481.5550
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Email:  info@AirmetMetalworks.com