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  • The basics: The Benjamin Franklin Museum, part of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, recently reopened after a two-year, $24 million renovation project. The museum now features a customized decorative glass entrance, and an expansive glass window near the exit of the exhibit that allows visitors to view the exterior space once occupied by Benjamin Franklin’s house. The players...
  • How would you describe current business conditions? What are your expectations for 2014?
    Exhibitors weigh in from GlassBuild America 2013: The Glass, Window & Door ExpoCommercial“We’re adding to our impact-resistant product lines for Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast areas. They’re products we’ve had for some time, but not with these ratings, so we’re doing a lot of testing and product development. We’re also [developing] high-performance thermal products [to help] meet the new...
  • Top Metal Companies transform interior and exterior spaces
    C.R. Laurence / U.S. AluminumTom Bradley International Terminal at LAXThe Project: For the redevelopment of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, the centerpiece of Los Angeles World Airports’ multi-billion dollar LAX project, CRL’s U.S. Aluminum Division designed, engineered, fabricated and delivered this 2,500-square-foot elevated corridor. The monumental glass structure features 13/16-...
  • Top Metal Companies based on annual sales volume
    More than $500 million C.R. Laurence Co. / U.S. AluminumPercentage of annual sales representing metal products sold to contract glaziers: 70Headquarters: Los AngelesWebsite: www.crlaurence.com; www.usalum.comEmployees: 1600Total number of locations: 28 (including U.S. Aluminum Division locations)Metal manufacturing locations and services:330,000-square-foot Los Angeles facility: curtain wall...
  • Leading suppliers in the U.S. and Canadian markets report sales are on the rise
    The market is looking up for North American metal product suppliers, with nearly 75 percent of this year’s Top Metal Companies reporting sales increased in 2012 over the previous year.Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies list—based on annual sales volume—features the leading suppliers of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture,...
  • *From September 18, 2013, to press time, October 15, 2013.
    Guardian Expands Production Capabilities in Richburg, S.C.Guardian Industries expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Richburg, S.C., plant with the addition of SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 and SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 heat-treatable advanced architectural coated glass. In addition to standard stock sheets, the plant now offers oversize stock sheets of the SunGuard products, subject to coater lead...
  • Building and construction segment still remains 33 percent below peak
    Consumption of aluminum extrusions in the United States and Canada increased 5.8 percent in 2012 to 4.05 billion pounds, according to an industry report of aluminum extrusion estimates compiled by the Aluminum Extruders Council, and the Aluminum Association Inc. Building and construction is the largest market segment for extruded aluminum, with domestic shipments of 1.39 billion pounds in 2012....
  • ‘Tremendous growth’ predicted for 2015-16
    The economy—and construction market—will continue to experience mild growth over the next 18 months, predicted economist Jeff Dietrich at the 2013 Glazing Executives Forum, held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo this fall. The good news: “In 2015 and 2016, we see tremendous growth,” he told the group gathered in Atlanta.The construction industry and economy...
  • The basics: The Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort, Ky., features the largest FEMA-grade storm- and blast-resistant curtainwall built to date, according to United States Bullet Proofing Inc., the glass supplier. The project, which meets FEMA 361 guidelines for community safe rooms, features large spans of glass, instead of small window openings often seen in storm...
  • The basics: Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the $18.5 million Bullitt Center office building opened on Earth Day, and boasts that it is the greenest commercial building in the world. The six-story, 52,000-square-foot, Class A office building’s unusually tall 14-foot floor-to-floor heights are matched with equally impressive floor-to-ceiling operable window systems, providing...
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    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...
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