Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • What advice would you give to someone new to the industry? Has this advice changed over the years?
    Commercial Ryan Thomassen, regional supervisor, EFCO, a Pella Company“Don’t be stuck in your ways. Sit back and listen to what all parties of any project have to say, and take it from there. The glass industry has seen tough financing…tighter budgets…and [changes in] thermal requirements. You have to sell yourself as a leader in customer service and innovation to nudge the owners, general...
  • Dos and don’ts of drawing pieces
    There is nothing worse than ordering glass from an outside source, only to discover when it arrives that it is not fabricated correctly. The cost can mount if the product is heavy glass with notches or holes fabricated in it or is tempered. It is costly to reorder and wait for glass to be redone. This is a no-win situation for everyone. The finished product is a result of several different...
  • New drivers for Maverick Transportation in Little Rock, Ark., spend two weeks in intensive training before they even step behind a truck and head out on the road. The reason—safety, says Dean Newell, Maverick’s vice president of safety and training...
  • Link to Part One and Part Two of the labor series.Managers for Harmon Inc. out of Eden Prairie, Minn., often look to colleges and universities when finding new additions to its project teams, says Steve Griest, general manager at the glazier’s Chicago office...
  • Despite the growing workforce crisis in the construction industry, many glaziers report they do find enough employees. However, they often find just enough bodies to fill positions, not trained workers who can take on any job in the field...
  • Joe Clabbers, president of National Glass and Metal Co. in Horsham, Pa., looks to the glaziers’ and ironworkers’ unions to find quality, trained workers. Andy Gum, president and owner of Thomas Glass Co. in Columbus, Ohio, tries to attract applicants and then trains them in house...
  • Accidents on the job site—from slips, trips and falls, to falling windows—can prove fatal for glaziers, making effective safety programs critical...

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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...