Zahner is an internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication company that specializes in the creation of custom art and architectural systems. Zahner’s nearly two hundred fabricators and engineers proudly carry on the tradition of ‘Made in America’ at their headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri and their annex facility in Dallas, Texas.
Zahner’s mission is to surpass the expectations of our clients by expanding the boundaries of high-quality metal and glass used in art and architecture. The company pushes the levels of technology while providing a worthwhile, challenging, and safe environment for our present and future employees and associates. Zahner practices this mantra at every phase of the design and construction process.
Zahner Manufacturing Plants
Zahner has two permanent facilities in Texas and Missouri respectively. In addition to these permanent manufacturing facilities, the company has set up temporary assembly and installation facilities for large projects.
Kansas City Facility and Headquarters
Located in the downtown area of Kansas City, A. Zahner Company's Headquarters spans multiple city blocks and has over 50,000 square feet of enclosed floor space. The facility includes adjacent engineering and fabrication areas, contributing to the dynamics of innovation and collaboration which such a setting provides.
Dallas Area Facility
Zahner's facility serving the Texas region is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth and provides fabrication specialities and custom surfaces on metal. The plant was founded at the beginning of the twenty-first century as the demand for high-end architectural metal grew in the Dallas region. Some of the resulting projects include architectural building enclosures and features for the Winspear Opera House, The Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre, AT&T Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys, Irving Convention Center, and the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Terminal D.
Since 1897 and across four generations, the family-owned business of A. Zahner Company has produced highly crafted architectural metalwork for artists and architects around the globe. Throughout the company's history, its employees have developed advanced sheet metal surfaces for both functional and ornamental architectural forms.
Prior to the company's founding. Andrew Zahner, great-grandfather of current CEO/President L. William Zahner, ran a small business called Eagle Cornice Works in Joplin, Missouri in the late 1800's. He provided custom architectural metal cornices to many of the surrounding towns in southern Missouri and Eastern Kansas. In 1897, Andrew Zahner uprooted his business and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he founded the A. Zahner Company.
Throughout the 20th Century, the A. Zahner Company mastered these new metals and processes, innovating and developing many of its own, while generating a presence throughout the Midwest through the high level of craft which people came to expect from the Company. By the late 20th Century, under management from the current CEO/President L. William Zahner, the Company began a rapid shift from regional projects to high-profile architecture.
Today, metal is experiencing a new renaissance. Titanium, chemical vapor deposition, interference coloring and custom patinas are available to the designer. Zahner is again involved in the development and fabrication of these ‘new’ materials and processes for architectural use.
The architectural industry is also in the midst of a shift to digital construction. Zahner is on the forefront of this shift, using Building Information Modeling and Digital Definition to provide a transparent construction process. The result is reduced construction errors, leaner construction, and high-tech craftsmanship.
Featured Post: Building a dual-curved facade with pre-fabricated panels. — Writer Susan Chaityn Lebovits profiles Zahner in Form Magazine, about how the Neiman Marcus facade was made in Natick, Massachusetts.
Featured Post: Zahner ShopFloor team develops a perforated Louvered Screen Wall Facade System — How a small team of ShopFloor engineers at Zahner hacked a ten-year old welding robot arm to create louvered screen wall facade systems.
ShopFloor: Create unique designs for architecture and interiors using a simple configurator.