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Specialties 2018-06-07T12:03:39+00:00

Create one-of-a-kind creations that engage and bring the community together

Since 1842, The Verdin Company has grown to become a diverse family of products designed to creatively enhance your community. The craftsmanship and skill of the Verdin family are displayed in more than 55,000 installations around the world. Our craftspeople have the vision and skill to create one-of-a-kind creations that engage and bring the community together.

“IT TAKES A PLACE TO CREATE A COMMUNITY AND A COMMUNITY TO CREATE A PLACE.”

FRED KENT

MUSIC & ARTS

Unique and artistic interactive musical art experiences bring a new identity to communities.

“TWO OF THE MOST REWARDING ASPECTS OF WORKING AT VERDIN ARE THE PARTNERSHIPS WE BUILD WITH CUSTOMERS AND THE LASTING IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY THAT OUR PRODUCTS HAVE.”

TIM VERDIN, 6TH GENERATION VERDIN, FACTORY MANAGER

Engaging community with bells

Virginia Art Festival traveling interactive carillon

A 23-bell mobile carillon built by Verdin, created from a matched set of bells cast for a Tennessee college early in the 20th century, serves as a rolling ambassador for the Virginia Arts Festival. It is both a musical instrument and exquisite piece of sculptural art — playable by the most gifted carillioneurs and inquisitive children alike.

Virginia Arts Festival concept drawing

“WE WERE LOOKING FOR WAYS FOR THE FESTIVAL TO BE MORE PRESENT IN THE COMMUNITY.”

ROB CROSS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL

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A multi-sensory, interactive musical sculpture

MUSIC BOX & SPINNRADL

ArtWorks Cincinnati project, Historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

Extensive community engagement informed elements of the design of this artwork. Measuring 14’ high, two interactive, kinetic sculptures combine large music box elements with radial Moire animations of a pulsing star, each powered by a hand crank.

“ALL OF OUR PROJECTS INVOLVE A DEGREE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ARTISTRY AND TECHNICAL INNOVATION, BUT SPINNRADL SETS THE BAR ON ALL FRONTS.”

SCOTT CONSTABLE, SPINNRADL ARTIST/DESIGNER, WOWHAUS

Centerpiece of new riverfront park

GIANT FOOT PIANO CHIME

Smale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati

Check out some fancy footwork on Verdin’s Smale Riverfront Park giant outdoor piano. Verdin designed, engineered, built and installed the foot piano at Smale Riverfront Park’s P&G Go VibrantScape in Cincinnati. This 19 foot long outdoor piano has 32 keys and chimes. It is the only foot piano of its kind in the world.

“IT’S SO EXCITING THAT THE CONCEPT WE PUT ON A PIECE OF PAPER COMES TO LIFE. NOT ONLY TO SEE IT BUT TO HEAR IT.”

KERMIT JUNKERT, MANAGER OF MUSIC & ARTS, THE VERDIN COMPANY

Combining bells, clocks and moving figurines

GLOCKENSPIELS

Verdin glockenspiel clocks create a unique attraction that people come from miles to see. Sporting moving figurines that enact a play or skit at different times of the day, glockenspiels also make music and include carillons. Our glockenspiels are known throughout the world for their unique design, quality, and craftsmanship. Verdin glockenspiels performing around the country include:

Verdin world-famous glockenspiel clocks

  • Epcot German Village, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Salmon Run Bell Tower, Vancouver, WA
  • Kellogg’s Cereal City, Battle Creek, MI
  • Christmas Tree Shops, Hyannis, MA
  • Guiggisberg Cheese Shops, Millersburg, OH
  • Santa Clause House, Midland, MI
  • Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI
  • Christmas Place at Bell Tower Square, Pigeon Forge, TN
  • The Driscoll Clinic, Austin, TX

Unveiling of the Kitchener Glockenspiel for Oktoberfest 2015 after many years of it being in disrepair. It was refurbished, upgraded and reinstalled by Verdin. A great historical piece in Kitchener Ontario! Watch more about the Kitchener glockenspiel restoration project.

A PLACE FOR
YOUR IDEA

Verdin has the experience and versatility to create virtually anything you can imagine for your community.

The Verdin Company Design Group—dedicated and experienced artists, designers, draftsmen, welders, fabricators, and installers—welcome the opportunity to work with you. We often start with a simple idea or vision from a customer and transform it into a bold, magnificent landmark on a campus, main street, or public park.

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Every project starts with ideas and inspiration.

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