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What High Winds and Hurricanes Mean For Both Coasts:
How Custom-Made Quality Awnings Safeguard the Outdoor Season

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What High Winds and Hurricanes Mean For Both Coasts: How Custom-Made Quality Awnings Safeguard the Outdoor Season

From Portland, Maine to Port Everglades, Florida and across the Gulf Coast, for millions of Americans the month of August means one thing: hurricanes.

Although the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, it’s the season’s second half, August through October, which usually makes headlines, spawning the most ferocious storms. Even a minimal category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 M.P.H. is stronger than the bulk of the non-tropical storms that affect the United States throughout the year.

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How a LA Hotel’s Renaissance Begins with Poolside Cabanas

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How a LA Hotel’s Renaissance Begins with Poolside Cabanas

At 50 years old some things age better than others. Buildings like the Marina del Rey Hotel are no exception. After a half century of the California sun beating down on its structures and a salty sea breeze making matters worse, it’s fair to say the first public hotel built in Marina del Rey, just south of historic Venice, was in desperate need of an overhaul. Fortunately, in the last 12 months such an upgrade began to unfold.

And like ...

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Blistering Heat is No Match for USC Graduation Thanks to Academy Inc.’s Custom Made Canopy

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Blistering Heat is No Match for USC Graduation Thanks to Academy Inc.’s Custom Made Canopy

While the late June had been filled with speculation that the University of Southern California might merge with or acquire The Scripps Research Institute, placing the 134-year-old and the 23-year-old learning institutions figuratively under the same roof, it was only a few months ago that another type of partnership under a single roof was on full display. The union of Academy Inc., a leader in the design, distribution and installation of commercial awnings, canopies, cabanas, ...

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HOTEC Heats Up Hotel Design Possibilities at a “Cool” Venue

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HOTEC Heats Up Hotel Design Possibilities at a “Cool” Venue

Whoever said the Sunshine State’s tourist “low season” – summer – didn’t know how to spice things up must have missed the boat when it came to visiting Florida’s Northern Keys.

How do we know this? Because last month’s HOTEC North America Design East Conference which we attended in Key Largo, Florida, brought together a collection of some of the most innovative hotel designers, interior decorators and architects the world ...

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Businesses Roll Into Style with Academy Inc.’s Innovative, Easy Roll Curtains

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Businesses Roll Into Style with Academy Inc.’s Innovative, Easy Roll Curtains

Academy Inc. is always looking to give businesses an edge, and this doesn’t stop with awnings, canopies and commercial signage; Academy Inc. can also install custom roll-up/roll-down curtains. The curtains form a fully enclosed, protected space with see-through windows, and they can easily be rolled up partially or fully at any time.

This innovation is particularly useful to restaurant, café and bar owners. Many guests enjoy eating and drinking outdoors, but poor weather conditions can often make this difficult. Academy Inc. ...

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‘Betting’ You’ll Enjoy Academy Inc.’s Latest Project: The Santa Anita Racetrack

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‘Betting’ You’ll Enjoy Academy Inc.’s Latest Project: The Santa Anita Racetrack

Horse tracks are traditionally known for high class and luxury, so it makes sense that Santa Anita racetrack recruited Academy Inc. to design and install its renowned commercial awnings.

The new awnings now adorn the Welcome Center, so that the first thing guests see is vibrant, bright colors welcoming them into the establishment. The awnings also scream comfort and luxury by providing shade and protection from the elements, which sets the tone for what guests can ...

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Academy Inc. is a Hit at Angels Stadium

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The Super Bowl has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: baseball season is just around the corner!!! One of the most highly anticipated teams to watch this year is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. On March 31, they will come out swinging against their division rival, the Seattle Mariners, for their first game of the season.

The Angels’ opening game will take place on the home field at Angels Stadium. ...

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Academy Inc. Continues Work with Resort and Spa in Hawaii

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Academy Inc., a leader in the commercial awning and canopy industry, is continuing its work with a glamorous resort and spa in Hawaii, specifically installing exciting, custom pieces.

When the spa first opened a couple of years ago, its staff contacted Academy Inc. to bring their world-class awnings, canopies and shade structures to the big island. Academy worked closely with the company to pinpoint which types of structures would be best; this was accomplished largely by analyzing climate, budget, property size ...

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Enjoy Starbucks With a Side of Awnings

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With over 20,000 stores in 62 countries, it seems you can’t go anywhere without spotting someone enjoying a cup of Starbucks coffee. Even though Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company on the planet, each store offers a small-town, cozy feel where the baristas are friendly and may even know the regulars’ orders by heart; you can also lounge in comfortable chairs ...

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Academy Inc. Acquires Groundbreaking New Technology from Carlson Design

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It is quite amazing how quickly technology evolves these days. Whether it’s a cell phone, television or computer, it seems like there is always a newer, better, more advanced version coming out before you can even blink an eye. Well, Academy Inc. has been in the business of designing and manufacturing awnings for decades, so you can imagine that we’ve witnessed plenty of technological leaps and bounds within the industry. The awning business started with humble beginnings, as workers took ...

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Los Angeles, CA 90040

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