Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • After years of sluggishness, nonresidential construction poised for more meaningful growth
    The U.S. economy is strong. Total employment levels reached their pre-recession peak in May 2014; manufacturing is experiencing a resurgence, in large part due to the ‘shale gale’; and in November, U.S. consumer sentiment hit a seven-year high. Despite the widespread positive economic indicators, construction has lagged. 2015 could change that. After several years of sluggish growth, U.S....
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small, behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough. A safe and enjoyable workplace environment not...
  • IGMA Winter Conference attendees tour Construction Research Lab in Miami
    During the IGMA Winter Conference, held Feb. 3-6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, meeting attendees visited and toured Construction Research Laboratory Inc., a glass and building envelope testing facility  in Miami. The facility, the first curtain wall test facility, established in 1955, is large enough to test more than 25 large-scale wall mockups simultaneously. CRL primarily tests for air and...
  • Fabricators top hurdles to complete custom, complex glass projects
    GlasPro Prada Storefront on Rodeo Drive The entry to the high-end Prada location on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles is highlighted by two distinctive multi-layer glass walls that serve as an aesthetic and structural focal point of the store. GlasPro fabricated the custom walls that each measure 7 feet by 10 feet and weigh 6,500 pounds. The walls consist of eight layers of ¾-inch annealed glass, with...
  • As sales levels climb, Top Glass Fabricators gear up for challenges ahead
    Top Glass Fabricator respondents were asked to compare 2012 and 2013 sales, as well as 2013 and estimated 2014 sales. The majority of respondents reported sales were and will be higher year-over-year in both categories.For the second consecutive year, fabricators reported that the decorative glass segment offered the most growth potential. Architects and designers increasingly demand all-glass,...
  • The basics: The former Kellogg Cereal City Museum has been transformed into the Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center, a cutting-edge facility with a commanding, cantilevered glass curtain wall in Battle Creek, Michigan. TowerPinkster Architects took the building’s agrarian aesthetic and redeveloped it into a 64,000-square-foot center that helps educate talented high school students from 16...
  • Glass fabricators eye expansion, face challenges, as market conditions improve
    The North America glass fabrication market is positive, with 82 percent of this year’s Top Glass Fabricators reporting an increase in overall sales volumes in 2014 over the previous year. As a result, fabricators are looking to grow their companies, with 78 percent planning to buy fabrication machinery and 75 percent planning to add products or product lines. A quarter of glass fabricators report...
  • Among the leading glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators, here. Services and locations are limited to glass fabrication only...
  • Two new companies were added to the Top Glass Fabricators list this year
    Tempco Glass Fabrication www.tempcoglass.com Woonsocket Glass Fabricators www.woonglass.com Glass and Metal Fabricators Among the leading glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they...
  • Top Glass Fabricators based on annual sales volume
    *Annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company. **Certification listings are not necessarily comprehensive. They reflect only those certifications publicly promoted by the respective certifying organizations $250 TO $500 MILLION Viracon Owatonna, Minn. www.viracon.com Employees: 2,000+ Certifications: Safety Glazing Certification Council, Insulating Glass Certification Council...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    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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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...