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  • The lay of the land
    In the October 2012 issue, Glass Magazine introduced the Top Metal Companies list, featuring leading suppliers 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 and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and...
  • What are end users asking for in terms of products and services?
    Commercial Filip Geeraert, president and CEO, Deceuninck “[Our customers] are definitely looking for something innovative. A nice example is the genius window system … We also see more colors; laminate; paint. [And we’ve] seen major changes in the commercial [market], beyond multifamily homes. People are also interested in the green initiative. Everybody talks about sustainability, so...
  • Dynamic glass market poised for growth as new production capacity comes online
    While experts have described the widespread adoption of dynamic glazing as “imminent” for the last decade, their forecasts have yet to come to fruition. However, a current confluence of market forces has the segment poised for growth in an unprecedented way.
  • The business: Navigating an altered landscape
    It has been an eventful few years for the glass and glazing industry, with more changes to come as it emerges from the downturn. Mergers and acquisitions, increased expectations from the building community, technological developments and personnel challenges are shaping the industry of today―and tomorrow―according to GlassBuild America attendees.
  • Backlog holding steady, if not improving, construction industry executives report
    Project delays and cancellations continue to be much higher than normal, according to FMI Corp.’s Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) Report, Second Quarter 2010.
  • Issues that could change the way you do business
     ASHRAE 90.1The issue: Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, including a proposal to reduce the window-to-wall ratio to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum, on the prescriptive path. Other proposals will limit...
  • Homeowners get creative with applications
    Homeowners are getting increasingly creative with their decorative glass applications, as shown in this private residence stairway project completed by Goldray Industries. See other project ideas in our online photo gallery. Perhaps because it is viewed as a natural, green material, or perhaps because of its design flexibility, glass is popping up in homes across the country in traditional...
  • The drive among building owners to incorporate daylighting into their project designs could provide glass retailers a diversification opportunity that has yet to be dampened by the current economic climate.
  • There’s money to be made, even in tough times
    While 2009 will be a slow year for new construction, many glass company managers and owners speculate the residential remodeling market could see an increase as homeowners choose to stay in their homes longer. Glass shops could benefit, as bathrooms, complete with glass bath and shower enclosures, top the list of homeowner renovations. Shops touting knowledge of growing trends and the latest...
  • What are your expectations for the glass industry in 2009?
    CommercialJordan Richards, president, Glassopolis, Toronto “[In 2009] it’s going to be a more competitive business climate. For glass contractors, it’s a high liability, high risk job. Often they’re at the very end of the supply chain and they’re asked to assume huge risks on these projects. I think there will be more pressure and more competition, and it’...
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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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    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...
  • Read about the winners
    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...