Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Suppliers offer solutions to the most common interior glass hardware challenges
    Installation of SC Railing’s Line series glass railing system on bridge overlooking a corporate office lobby. Interior glass is booming as architects, interior designers and building owners look to maximize views and daylight through a modern, sleek aesthetic. The interior market—from glass railings to partitions to doors and beyond—represents a growth opportunity for glazing companies. But, it...
  • An inside look at Vitro's purchase of the PPG flat glass business
    The City Center building in Bellevue, Washington, is glazed with Solarban 70XL glass, the industry first triple-silver-coated glass, which PPG debuted in 2006. The Solarban brand name, introduced 50 years ago, is among the PPG legacy brands that will become part of the Vitro product portfolio. Photo by Tom Kessler. On July 21, officials from PPG Industries announced the company would be selling...
  • Editor's Note: This article and the feature of Salem Flat Glass & Mirror mark the sixth and final installment of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series. Search this website for "exit planning", to see all articles from this series. Business owners intuitively understand and manage their everyday risks in a measurable manner, but most owners have never exited a business and are...
  • Salem distributing tackles employee training to develop strong teams, implement long-term succession plan
    Editor's Note: Succession planning is a critical element of exiting a business. For detailed guidance on developing a succession plan, see the fifth article in Glass Magazine’s six-part Exit Planning & Succession Series, “Nine Key Considerations for Successful Succession Planning”. Search this website for "exit planning", to see all articles from this series. Salem Distributing Co.,...
  • Editor's Note: This article and A New Chapter mark the fifth installment of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series. Search this site for "exit planning" for more from this series. Succession is a critical component of a successful business exit. The process involves replacing the owner by moving chosen performers to a championship team, and eventually into leadership. This requires...
  • The Mammen family ensures M3 Glass' future through outside sale
    Chris Mammen (pictured at top right with his employees), CEO, and third-generation leader of M3 Glass Technologies, says of growing up in the industry: “The more time I spent at the shop, the more I could envision myself as a glass man like my dad and my grandfather. Dad instilled this interest by allowing me to learn many different aspects of the business.” Although it’s too early to tell if...
  • Risks and rewards of a management buyout
    Editor's Note: This article is an installment of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series. Use the Search bar in the right column to search "exit planning succession", to find related articles. The most probable opportunity for glass company owners looking to sell their business is a management buyout—a sale to senior managers or family. MBOs tend to be the most common transfer...
  • DeGorter family prepares to bring fourth generation into long-term family business leadership
    From right to left, Dan, Peter J. and Peter “Pete” DeGorter, current management of DeGorter Inc., stand in front of a photo of John DeGorter, the company's second-generation owner. Pete will be the company's fourth-generation owner. He says of his decision to remain in the industry: "[I've seen] first-hand the hard work needed to run a successful business. But I also [have seen] that hard work...
  • Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of Glass Magazine’s article series addressing mass data loss and scam threats to help glass companies protect their businesses. The next installment, in the June issue of Glass Magazine, will focus on website security. If you have suffered data loss, been the target of scams, or have set up protections against such threats, we'd like to hear from you....
  • Don Friese plans for a lasting legacy for C.R. Laurence Co.
    CRL CEO Don Friese (left) and President Lloyd Talbert. Photo by Lizz Mullis The story of C.R. Laurence Co. is one of growth and acquisitions, of innovation and solutions. It is a story of people, strong leaders and dedicated employees who worked to grow the company into a respected glass and glazing industry giant with a worldwide presence. It is a story of brand, and of products that have...
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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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