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Hands On Harley Davidson at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
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CASE STUDY

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TASK

Fabricate portions of a hands-on, educational exhibit at this popular children’s museum.

SCOPE OF WORK

Weber Group, Inc. served as fabricator for portions of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum’s new interactive exhibit called Hands- On Harley-Davidson. This exhibit is designed for pre-school and school-age children and is meant to promote science, technology, engineering and math. Once in the exhibit, children can create a motorcycle with interchangeable parts, ride their creation and watch mechanics on video repairing motorcycles. The Weber Group fabricated the interchangeable motorcycle parts that were inspired by Harley-Davidson’s “Road King” motorcycles. Children can become motorcycle experts in the comfort of a museum setting.

Berne Glockenspiel Tower
Fabricate

CASE STUDY

Berne, Indiana

TASK

Weber fabricated and installed the Glockenspiel Tower mechanical figures that stand 5.5 feet tall.

SCOPE OF WORK

The figures tell the history of the Indiana town as they rotate. The figures include a sailing ship from Europe, a farmer, a woodworker and a Berne bear, the high school basketball team’s mascot, among others. There are 12 figures in all and they sit 25 feet in the air.

Hadrosaur Fossil Casting, The Indianapolis Children’s Museum
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CASE STUDY

Indianapolis, Indiana

TASK

Weber Group was asked by our long time client, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, to create a fossil cast of “Leonardo”, the most recent member of the museum’s fossil collection. Leonardo is  67-million-year-old fossilized, mummified Hadrosaur.  The cast is a touchable piece for visitors.

SCOPE OF WORK

 Fossil was digitally scanned on site at the museum and then the model was sent to the Weber Shop. WGI then programmed the model into our CNC machine, to cut a matching piece from foam.  Our team of talented artists hand detailed and refined the cut foam to create the closest possible match to the original. To achieve the textural differences, WGI incorporated some sand-based material onto the carved foam shape prior to casting so that that texture is in the final mold.

 

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
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CASE STUDY

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Louisville, KY

TASK

To build the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience exhibits.

SCOPE OF WORK

Weber Group, Inc. built many of the exhibits on the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience tour, in conjuction with Solid Light, Inc. The new Bourbon Experience Center highlights the 200 year history of the product in Kentucky and is an anchor for Main Street.  The four stories of immersive exhibits and tasting rooms provide guests with hours of enjoyment.

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Evan Williams Bourbon Fountain
Design BuildFabricate

CASE STUDY

Louisville, KY

TASK

To create an over-sized bourbon fountain for the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

SCOPE OF WORK

Weber Group performed the complete fabrication and design of the fountain including the prototype/model development for the Fountain pour, splash and glass panels. The bourbon fountain is 4-stories tall, and is the portal for the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

Maple Tree at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Design BuildFabricate

TASK

To design and fabricate a realistic maple tree for the Early
Childhood Experience.

SCOPE OF WORK

Weber Group Inc. designed and built a 15’ tall maple tree at the Sensory World Early Childhood Experience at The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis. The tree was made with realistic bark texture and color, as well as fire-proof foliage, and greets young visitors at the new Playscape exhibit.

Anubis at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
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Case Study

Anubis at The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Task

Bring Anubis out of retirement and place him at the Museum’s entrance.

Scope of Work

After a long retirement, the 26-foot tall, 10-ton Egyptian god Anubis is now greeting visitors as they enter the Atrium of The Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, all thanks to the talented craftsmen at Weber Group.  The retired exhibit piece required extensive two part foam repair and coating in fiberglass as well as artistic finishes and automotive clear coat for durability. Heralding the featured permanent exhibit, National Geographic’s Treasures of the Earth, on which Weber Group also worked, Anubis is a real conversation piece and an excellent example of our conservation and restoration abilities.

 

Brown-Forman Signage
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Case Study

Louisville, Kentucky

Task

Provide design, build and fabrication services to the iconic Brown-Forman Corporation.

Scope of Work

Weber Group supplied design/build services for Brown-Forman way finding signage at their downtown Louisville location. The signage was created in the shape of a glass bottle. Weber Group also provided Brown-Forman signage for the Kentucky African American Heritage Center. The signage in this historic building is unique because it was designed to preserve the original structure by being suspended off of the walls.