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  •  I recently gave a presentation to some 140 glazing executives at the GlassBuild America Show [Sept. 10 in Atlanta] on the Component Modeling Program being developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council.  It is my hope that this program will assist the commercial fenestration industry in preparing their businesses for a future for which I fear many companies may not be ready....
  • Inc. 500 Conference through the eyes of a company president
     Each year, Inc. Magazine hosts its annual Inc. 500 Conference for the CEOs of companies who make the famous list of fastest growing private companies in America. This year, for the first time, the list was expanded from 500 to include the 5,000 fastest growing companies. About 1,400 executives accepted their invitation to the conference this past September in Chicago. For two days and three...
  • Seco-Larm introduces no touch request-to-exit sensor
     Seco-Larm, Irvine, Calif., is now shipping its new SD-927PKC-NEQ No Touch Request-to-Exit Sensor as one of its extensive line of access control products.The sensor uses reliable infrared technology to open a door or activate a device with the wave of a hand. The trigger distance is up to 4 inches. To reduce the risk of contamination, this sensor is ideal for use in hospitals, clinics, labs...
  • President, Kawneer North America
     Education: 1984, bachelor's degree in business studies, Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry,  EnglandCareer: September 2004-present, president, Kawneer North America, Norcross, Ga.; 2002-04, president, Alcoa Architectural Products, Geneva, Switzerland; 1997-2002, commercial director, Alcoa Building & Construction Systems,  Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva; 1991-97, sales and...
  •   “For the Oceanaire, we liked that channel glass is structurally stable and can be used to redefine how light plays into a space. … It has the ability to hold light, but also diffuse it, which creates an evocative quality.” — Betsy Vohs, project designer with the 20 Below Studio The basics: Designers of the Oceanaire Seafood Room at the Galleria Mall in...
  •   “It wasn’t one of our bigger jobs, but it included a lot of fabrication for us. Many of the glass units are angled pieces. The main tower rises 12 feet then slants out 15 degrees on all three sides.” —Sunni Burrus, American Glass Co. The basics: Hematology & Oncology Associates turned a 51,000-square-foot Food World supermarket in Tupelo, Miss., into the...
  •   “We wanted to manipulate the amount of sunlight coming through the glass wall. So, we designed a 4-foot canopy that blocks the sun when it’s at a higher angle during the summer, but allows the sun to hit the glass when it’s at a lower angle during the winter, heating up the inside.” —Matthew Mathosian, NYIT architecture student and Open House architecture...
  • Glass companies lag behind consumers when it comes to online marketing and selling. Although most consumers say they start online when looking for local listings, the majority of glass companies still dedicate most of their marketing dollars to print media ...
  • “One of our bigger challenges was unloading all of the windows. They are pretty good sized pre-glazed units that weight 300 to 400 pounds. At the end of the day, [our installers] were pretty worn out after handling those large units individually.” — Bill John, president of InterClad in Minneapolis. The basics: After about a year and a half of construction, the glass-enclosed,...
  • Part two of three in the e-glass special series on marketing.A search for “glass shower door” on YouTube results in videos of professional glass shower enclosure installations and commercials for glass and hardware manufacturers. The widespread use of YouTube has some glass company executives working the site into their marketing strategies...
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