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  • *From July 1, 2013 to press time, Aug. 6, 2013
    MiTek Acquires Benson IndustriesMiTek Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company and supplier of advanced engineered structural connector systems, equipment, software and services for the building components industry, acquired Benson Industries LLC. Benson provides the design, pre-fabrication and installation of custom unitized curtainwall systems for high-end commercial, hotel, residential,...
  • Each group brings with it unique hiring considerations
    As you potentially look to expand your staff in response to improving market conditions, it’s time for some quick reminders about the risks associated with hiring and training new employees, and using independent contractors.Skilled EmployeesProper glazing fabrication and installation requires employees who are the right fit for your company. When it’s time to bring someone on board, don’t forget...
  • Forecasted employment growth could create skilled labor shortage
    Glaziers are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, glazier employment is projected to grow 42 percent from 2010 to 2020, a much faster rate than the average for all occupations. Driven by the popularity of glass exterior façades, as well as the energy efficiency improvements of glass and windows, U.S. glazier employment is expected to increase from 41,900 in 2010 to 59,600 in...
  • The basics: Two channel glass elevators greet patrons of Lincoln Center’s new Claire Tow Theater, transporting them from the Vivian Beaumont Theater lobby onto the roof, where the LCT3 theater is located.H3 Hardy Collaboration Architects wanted to enhance the play of light when designing the elevator, according to a Bendheim Wall Systems release. The structural properties of channel glass allowed...
  • The basics: Bridgestone Americas' new 265,000-square-foot technology center in Akron, Ohio, features a 50,000-square-foot energy-efficient curtain wall that exceeds design performance requirements, according to a United Architectural Metals release. For the $100 million, four-story Western Hemisphere Advanced Technology Center, architects chose a high-performance façade system with triple-glazed...
  • The basics: As part of East Orange, N.J.’s energy efficiency and conservation program, the historic East Orange City Hall underwent an extensive façade renovation that included installation of more than 500 new energy-efficient windows. Crystal Window and Door Systems worked with local architects and installers to meet the building’s challenging historic and operational requirements related to...
  • The basics: Buying local and staying local is how Gordon Food Service built its new 386,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Wyoming, Mich. The modern steel, concrete and glass structure reflects the latest in sustainable design, complete with oversized windows that provide every workspace a view.The use of glass on the interior and exterior of the building enables daylight to stream through...
  • How do you market your company and its products/services to potential customers?
    Commercial Lisa Hagel, advertising/marketing coordinator, Wood’s Powr-Grip Co.“Wood’s Powr-Grip’s vacuum cups and equipment products are distributed internationally in nearly 50 countries through an extensive network of authorized dealers. Our products are most widely used within the glass industry but we also manufacture products for [many other industries]. In order to reach our target...
  • The basics: The Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., recently underwent a renovation and window replacement that helped the project receive a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Architects for the project opted for super energy-efficient triple-glazed windows that improve air and comfort quality, while...
  • Indemnity agreements surround all of us, and contract glaziers in particular. During the course of any given project, a contract glazier can play the role of supplier, manufacturer, installer or consultant. And while each role brings with it unique issues, there are three overall steps glaziers can take when approaching indemnity agreements.Remember, a simple principle underlies the somewhat...
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