Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Know when to hold `em; know when to fold `em
    This article is first in a series that will explore how to run a successful shop, and will touch on various aspects of managing a business including: when/how to expand, downsize, sell your business; decide on location, whether to rent or buy; when to add new products, services and people; when to diversify; and when to change name, logo and marketing materials.
  • An employee’s pay package goes far beyond his/her wage. Download this PDF document to calculate your employees’ full packages, including benefits, insurance and miscellaneous items such as uniforms.
  • A proper interview can mean the difference between a good employ and a bad experience
    In the late '90s, a large manufacturer in the Detroit area hired a gentleman to fill the position of marketing manager. His resume and references indicated he was a tremendous hire, but he quit after only one day on the job. At 5 p.m., he told his supervisor: "There is some type of disease in this company that I don't want to catch."In this case, the disease was the negative company...
  • This is a sidebar to the article, "Hiring horror."
  • NSG GroupThe board of directors from Japan's NSG Group announced the following changes in senior management. Stuart Chambers became president and chief executive officer responsible for profitable operation of businesses within the group. He chairs an executive committee that oversees day-to-day management of the businesses. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating...
  • Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration
    Energy efficiency codes present ups and downs for commercial fenestration.
  • Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
    Name three factors that have resulted in significant changes to your industry within the past five years.
  • Wrightstyle creates glazing system that withstands multiple detonations
    Secondary blast injuries, caused by flying objects including glass fragments, are more common than primary blast injuries and are the most common causes of death in blasts.
  • Glasses are amorphous materials with disordered atomic or molecular structures, which result when any material—ceramic, metallic, or polymeric—is cooled from its molten state at a rate higher than what the material would require to transform into a more thermodynamically stable crystalline structure. The word “glass” is commonly associated with the glass derived from silica, limestone, and sodium...
  • Dip Tech brings digital drop-on-demand print on glass
    Residents of Hamburg, Germany, ride in style when they visit one of their local administrative buildings. The building’s elevator was enclosed in printed glass as part of a recent renovation. The end result was a joint effort of the creative vision of Bernd Hoffmann, principal designer, Hoffmann Glas-Technik-Design, Hildesheim, Germany, the glass production expertise of Interpane-Sicherheitsglas...
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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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    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...
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