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  • What are your expectations for the glass industry in 2009?
    CommercialJordan Richards, president, Glassopolis, Toronto “[In 2009] it’s going to be a more competitive business climate. For glass contractors, it’s a high liability, high risk job. Often they’re at the very end of the supply chain and they’re asked to assume huge risks on these projects. I think there will be more pressure and more competition, and it’...
  • AGR sales relatively flat amidst changing market conditions
    Despite problems at the auto manufacturer level and fuel prices that crested $4 a gallon, auto glass replacement shop sales increased by 2.9 percent in 2008 to $3.1 billion. With the future of the “Big 3"—General Motors, Ford and Chrysler— in doubt, however, 2009 remains a question mark for the U.S. automotive industry, including the auto glass segment.
  • Readers weigh in on the economy and its effect on their business
    If there is one positive thing about a recession, it’s that it makes you look for unprofitable elements of your business and take action.
  • At press time, Detroit’s General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. were fighting for their financial lives, petitioning Congress for $34 billion in emergency loans.GM, in particular, seemed to be on the brink of financial collapse. In the manufacturer’s third-quarter financial release, officials noted “GM's estimated liquidity during the remainder of 2008 [would]...
  • Since fuel costs are critical to the health of auto glass  repair and replacement retailers, I decided to take a look at the energy policies of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. Following are some key points, excerpted from their respective energy plans.
  • Ninety-seven percent of respondents to the 2008 National Glass Association Competitiveness Survey reported they offer employees vacation days. Seventy-five percent offer medical benefits, according to a study conducted by The MPI Group, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Survey participants consisted primarily of representatives from privately held auto glass repair and replacement companies with annual sales...

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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...