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  • What is the glass industry’s biggest hurdle in the upcoming year?
    Special edition of G3, featuring the 2014 Glass Magazine People Award winners Ned Witham, field superintendent, Giroux Glass Inc. “I think the economy will get better in the next year and we’ll start bringing in more jobs. The biggest hurdle to that is financing, reinvesting in the economy. Whether it’s building new or remodels, if there’s no growth and no new building, we’re not glazing. The...
  • Amid a push toward large, open spaces in the workplace, more people are working inglass offices or conference rooms than ever before. Roughly 68 percent of U.S. offices have an “open plan” or “open seating” design, with work surfaces separated by low or no walls. The remaining offices and conference rooms are often walled in glass, creating an optimal balance of private and collaborative spaces...
  • Digital and data controls have moved to the forefront of today’s project risk management,both before projects begin and after their completion. It is becoming more common for suppliers and trades to encounter contractual terms that address who, when and how electronic project data and plans are accessed, changed and stored. Addressing these items at the time of contracting is essential to define...
  • Dan Pompeo, independent sales rep, Architectural Glazing Solutions
    Dan with his wife and three childrenSapphire Towers in San DiegoLooking for a second career after working in the masonry industry, Dan Pompeo, owner and sales rep for architectural rep firm Architectural Glazing Solutions, was encouraged by his father-in-law Ken Pymm to join the glazing industry. “He owned a small glass fabrication business called Tech Glass in Escondido, Calif,” says Pompeo. “...
  • Cesar Fienco, senior project manager, Alumiglass LLC
    Cesar with his wife and three daughtersOwensboro Medical Health Center in Owensboro, Ky.Cesar Fienco, senior project manager for Alumiglass LLC, started out as an architect in the construction industry in his native Guayaquil, Ecuador, which led him into the glazing industry early on. “When I came to the United States I thought that I would not return to work in this industry,” he says, “But life...
  • Brian Albanese, vice president, Forno Enterprises Inc.
    Brian with his dad, Mike SpaccafornoThe College of New Rochelle, Center for WellnessBrian Albanese, vice president and production supervisor for Forno Enterprises, started  pushing gasket in a slope-glazed wall of a greenhouse at 13, when his father owned Forno. Albanese’s father has been in the glass industry since 1969. “From [5 years old] I was in and around the glass industry,” says...
  • Kenneth “Ned” Witham, general field superintendent, Giroux Glass Inc.
    Ned with his wife ZanetaDolce & Gabbana storefront at the Shops at CrystalsNed Witham, field superintendent for Giroux Glass in Las Vegas, started in the glass industry 37 years ago when his fatherin- law offered him a job at CA International consulting company. Since then, he has continued to rise quickly through the ranks of the industry, serving as superintendent within his first 10 years...
  • ARCHITECTS LOOK FOR AESTHETICS AND FUNCTION WITH INTERIOR DECORATIVE GLASSInterior glass connects, bringing daylight and views to building occupants. Interior glass communicates, allowing designers to incorporate branding, signage or message boards on their glass wall surfaces. Interior glass protects, providing privacy and sound attenuation. And, interior glass offers near unlimited art and...
  • As the worldwide glass industry builds momentum, with products focused on energy-efficiency and innovation, glasstec: Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products will offer a comprehensive array of the latest glass and solar products and processes available for today’s growing market. Hosted by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the show will be held October 21-24, 2014 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds...
  • When the prominent members of the U.S. Colonies had concerns about the taxes being imposed upon them by Great Britain, they gathered together in person to discuss the issue. Although not all the delegates sent to Philadelphia from the various colonies were originally in favor of succession from Great Britain, by early July 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. It is interesting to...
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