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  • The basics: Before renovation, South Intermediate High School, part of Broken Arrow Public Schools in Oklahoma, met largely in portable buildings. The $9.4 million project renovated 9,800 square feet and added approximately 33,700 square feet of space, giving students and teachers the permanent and updated space they needed.Building designers integrated the school’s existing structures with the...
  • The basics: In late 2013, Glas-Pro completed a project at the Prada store on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Highlighting the entrance of the high-end store are two walls of two multi-layered, heavy glass panels. “The thick glass is literally a structural and aesthetic focal point of the store,” says Joe Green, GlasPro president.The players: Owner, Prada; glass supplier, GlasPro; glazing contractor...
  • A look at how the Top 50 Glaziers performed from 2005 to 2013
    01 This chart depicts the percentage of Top 50 Glaziers experiencing year-over-year sales increases and decreases from 2005 to 2013. (Only companies that provided exact sales figures are included). The percentage of companies reporting gains slipped slightly from 2012, from 76 percent to 74 percent, though the market is experiencing an overall growth trend. Glaziers performed much better in 2013...
  • 2013 brings growth in sales, bid levels for U.S. contract glaziers
    01 2013 marked another year of growth for most Top 50 Glaziers, with 74 percent reporting an increase in sales from 2012. Of companies reporting exact sales figures from 2012 to 2013, 22 percent reported a decline in y-o-y sales, and the remainder reported no change in sales.02 A large majority of Glass Magazine’s Top 50 Glaziers—29 companies—reported sales between $10 million and $30 million in...
  • No. 1 Enclos Corp.Jacob K. Javits Convention CenterNo. 20 National Enclosure Co.John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of BaltimoreNo. 24 LCG FacadesSalt Lake City Public Safety BuildingNo. 46 ACE GlassVol Walker Hall & Steven L Anderson Design Center   
  • The basics: The Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas recently completed a major renovation to the Vol Walker Hall and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center. The 37,000-square-foot addition is highlighted by its array of glass systems, most notably the fritted north and south facades that manage heat gain and glare. ACE Glass was the glazing contractor on the...
  • The basics: Glass is a critical design element to reaching the Net Zero energy goals of the new Salt Lake City Public Safety Building. LCG Facades served as the glazing contractor for the 176,000-square-foot project, which features a photovoltaic roof canopy and an off-site solar farm to provide electricity to the building. Architects also relied heavily on natural daylighting to offset...
  • The basics: The new John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore features several innovative façade systems that include a unitized curtain wall with high-performance glass, a glass rainscreen, automatic exterior venetian blinds, sunshades and signage. National Enclosure Co. served as the glazing contractor for the 190,000-square-foot design-assist project, which is expected...
  • The basics: In 2013, Enclos Corp. completed a re-clad of one of the largest applications of space frame technology in the world for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Enclos was responsible for the complete retrofit, including removal of the existing facade and the engineering, fabrication and installation of new curtain wall and skylight systems. Enclos and Baker Metal...
  • Top 50 U.S. glaziers based on 2013 sales
    More than $200 million1 Enclos Corp.Eagan, Minn.Previous rank: 2Sales: Up 30.2%U.S. Locations: 10Full-time employees: 515Total employees: 525$150-$200 million2 Harmon Inc.Bloomington, Minn. Previous rank: 1Sales: Up 8.9%U.S. Locations: 14Full-time employees: 560Total employees: 5603 Walters & Wolf Fremont, Calif.Previous rank: 5Sales: Up 27.9%U.S. locations: 6Full-time employees:...
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