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  • NGA survey shows how members plan to grow revenues
    The 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey focused primarily on how NGA members are managing their enterprises and achieving operational benchmarks. Even the best operators need to address the top line. The vast majority of members, 81 percent, expect to grow revenues via new customers in existing markets. The approaches favored to grow new sales do not vary much by the business lines in which members...
  • Eye on windows
     Trends in today’s marketplace include rising energy costs, environmental responsibility, green building practices and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. Windows are a primary source of energy exchange in a commercial building. One square foot of window conducts about 10 times as much heat as one square...
  • Guidelines for correct setup
    Architects today have more options than ever for incorporating glazing into building designs. One product introduced to North America in recent years is channel glass. The U-shaped, linear cast-glass channels are self-supporting and mounted in an extruded metal perimeter frame to provide a truly distinctive architectural feature. A popular daylighting system for interior or exterior glass walls,...
  • RoboTemp, the new flat tempering product family of Glassrobots Oy of Finland, based on more than 20 years experience, has arrived in the market. New types of glass and coatings, the continuing efforts of customers to achieve higher quality and greater productivity coupled with extremely low energy consumption, are opening the way for the modern convection technology developed by Glassrobots Oy....
  • Dorma offers product to meet design needs
    Dorma Architectural Hardware of Reamstown, Pa., offers the EM series of maintenance-free electromagnetic door holders. Composed of a door-mounted catch plate and a floor- or wall-mounted electromagnet, the holders are ideal whenever doors are normally held in the open position, but must close during an alarm condition. They are suitable for schools, universities, hospitals, convention centers and...
  • Tips on fabrication, construction and testing
    Third in a series Glass-and-metal curtain walls can provide an attractive, durable and cost-effective cladding solution, but in many buildings, they are plagued with problems ranging from air and water leakage to falling trim covers. The first two articles in this series—on Page 82 of April Glass Magazine and Page 60 of May—discussed some of the common curtain wall design problems...
  • President, Harmon Inc.
     Education: 2000, Bachelor of Science in business administration, Saint Mary’s University, Winona, Minn.; 2002, Master of Arts in management, Saint Mary’sCareer: 2003-present, president, Harmon Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn.; April 2000-03, vice president of business development, Harmon Inc.; 1999-April 2000, director of marketing, Harmon Ltd., Bloomington, Minn.; 1995-99, regional...
  • Despite all the work to be done in post-Katrina New Orleans, some glaziers say it’s not worth the trouble ...
  • Rebuilding still lags in areas hit by Katrina Twenty months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, New Orleans is still recovering, with many areas seemingly untouched since the storm ...
  • “This was an installation with a lot of firsts. It was the first dome [Novum] has ever done, the first time [Novum] used the system they used and the first time they ever used that glazing detail. That combined with the size of the job and a tight timeline made it a challenge.” Erik Chretien, vice president, R.E. Krug Corp. The basics: May 25, Harrah’s Casino and Resort in...
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    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...
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