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  • Top companies are always looking for a technological edge over their competitors. One burgeoning technology being incorporated into construction is the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones. As UAS use increases for quality assurance and project assessment, it is worth it for owners, builders and glaziers alike to consider the risks of their use. According to a...
  • We Americans fiercely value our right to individual opinions and beliefs. But, when it comes to the development of regulations for the built environment, let’s just say compliance would be a whole lot easier if everyone would agree that the same thing is best. Of course that doesn’t happen. Therefore, we have a wide variation of code requirements. This article provides guidance to manufacturers...
  • Unitized curtain wall systems meet design goals and logistic challenges
    A team installs Kawneer Unitized Curtain Wall at Drexel University. Photo Courtesy of Kawneer Co. Architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was right when he called architecture a “learned game.” It’s also an evolution. Design trends change, products advance and the ability for manufacturers and contractors to contribute to the game’s progression is greater than ever before. Architects and...
  • The basics: The Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall is a 110,000-square-foot, $75 million research building on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. A new home to nano fabrication, the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Biomedical Engineering Dept., the facility houses labs, office space, a cafe and a 10,000-square-foot cleanroom.The architects chose high-...
  • North America’s largest metal manufacturers invest in partnerships and products to maintain solid growth
    Working in a busy, yet challenging, environment, Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies continue to report solid growth, as 87 percent of this year’s largest metal manufacturers saw increased sales year-over-year. This growth marks the fourth consecutive year that more than 70 percent of Top Metal Companies reported gains. As jobs increase, Top Metal Companies are investing more than ever in...
  • Top metal companies based on annual sales volume
    MORE THAN $500 MILLION C.R. Laurence Co. / U.S. Aluminum †CRL is an independent subsidiary of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, listed separately here. Los Angeles crlaurence.com Annual sales representing metal products sold to contract glaziers: 80% Employees: 1,700 Locations: 43 CRL/U.S. Aluminum locations worldwide, including: Atlanta; Chicago; Cicero, Ill.; Dallas; Davenport, Fla.; Houston; Langley...
  • Among the leading metal companies in the United States and Canada are several companies that also have stand-alone glass fabrication facilities. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Metal Companies. Services and locations are limited to metal fabrication only. See information on the glass fabrication capabilities for these companies. MORE THAN $500...
  • Top Metal Companies maintain growth, invest to stay competitive
    How did metal companies’ 2015 overall sales volume compare to 2014? The vast majority of responding Top Metal Companies reported an increase in sales from 2014 to 2015, at 88 percent. This is the fourth consecutive year that more than 70 percent of Top Metal Companies have reported a sales increase. What was most challenging in 2016? While the majority of responding Top Metal Companies report...
  • Top Metal Companies share best practices for maintaining growth in a challenging market
    How is your company retaining quality workers? “You have to be the best employer you can possibly be to attract, develop and retain talent, regardless of your size… Above all, provide a work environment and culture that people want to be a part of.” Steve Schohan, marketing and communications manager, YKK AP America “It's been difficult finding personnel who are willing to work in this business...
  • C.R. LAURENCE-U.S. ALUMINUM MERCY VIRTUAL CARE CENTER CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI THE BASICS: Designed by Forum Studio, the 125,000-square-foot Mercy Virtual Care Center is a new healthcare facility that supports enhanced health delivery systems, telemedicine, care management, research analytics and the overall Mercy business infrastructure. It’s a first-of-its-kind medical building in the United...
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