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image The IWR North American, Southwest Division team. L-R: Keith Myers, Jimmie Caldrer, Liz Christensen and Bob Sculthrope

DALLAS/FT WORTH - IWR North America (IWR), one of the longest-standing building enclosure contractors in the United States, announced in May the opening of a new office in Garland, TX. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, IWR is a subsidiary of MHS Legacy Group, a diversified national holding corporation carrying a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial companies with roots dating back to 1895. The new office strengthens IWR’s presence as a nationally recognized provider of turnkey building envelope services and solutions.

 

    “As we looked to better serve our existing clients and establish new customer and vendor partnerships, the decision to open an office in this region was clear,” said Keith Myers, general manager of IWR North America, Southwest Division. Prior to his current role, Myers was the executive vice president of MHS Legacy Group since 2014 and general manager of IWR from 2003-14. “The new office demonstrates our long-term commitment to our customers and partners and will greatly increase our access to the vast business potential and talent in this region,” Myers added.
    The Southwest Division will focus primarily on large-scale custom metal panels, screening systems, louvers and decorative metals. IWR’s sheet metal fabrication and glass and glazing departments, based out of St. Louis, will support the Southwest Division by providing access to the full line of service. The new office will utilize local and national vendor partnerships, both new and existing, to provide fuel for growth and development of the services provided to its customers.
    “We have multiple, successful projects under our belt in the Dallas market and look forward to continuing that success,” said Bob Sculthorpe, operations manager of IWR North America, Southwest Division. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Sculthorpe is responsible for managing the division’s labor, productivity, quality control, safety measures and processes. Sculthorpe will provide leadership on strategic company growth and personnel development. “As we continue to grow our brand as a reliable, value-added trade partner in this region, the opportunities for our employees will grow as well,” Sculthorpe added.
    Since entering the Dallas market, IWR has been involved in several prominent projects like The Epic Office Building in Deep Ellum, developed by KDC. IWR’s scope included the seven-story office tower parking garage cladding, major soffit conditions and roof screen. IWR utilized local labor force, Local 68 Sheet Metal Workers, to perform this work, several of whom performed at field leadership levels.
    “The Deep Ellum project is a great example of what a team can accomplish with a common goal in mind,” Sculthorpe continued. “From the onset of the project, the client and design team were both very open to collaboration and design input for a very functional system that supported the mainstays of the design intent.”
    IWR North America, Southwest Division is a building enclosure contractor in Garland, TX. -cmw


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