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  • Is your company planning to increase its workforce in 2014? And if so, do you have a recruitment plan in place?
    CommercialAdam Holmes, general manager, AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing“MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass have already expanded their workforces in 2014 and will continue to do so, as we continue to be awarded more projects. Recently, MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing were awarded their biggest contracts. As we continue to take on more projects with larger scopes of work...
  • Dip-Tech CEO discusses advancements in digital printing technologiesWhat are the top trends you see in the decorative glass market today?The overarching trend we are seeing in glass decoration today is infusing glass with creative designs, functionality and sustainability. The exterior design trends are still leaning towards classic dots, lines and structure because buildings should fit in with...
  • Compliance with government regulations crucial to limiting risk
    Recent industry news has provided examples of legal risk stretching beyond how glazing systems are put together and into government controls over what companies say about them. The $1.1 million penalty against Basco Manufacturing Co. by the Department of Justice earlier this year for falsifying customs declarations had nothing to do with the function of a specific project or installation. Instead...
  • The basics: The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, a $66 million addition to the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., features a striking display of digital imaging technology on glass. Architects for the project chose to feature stamp reproductions, in exacting color, on 54 illuminated windows on the exterior wall of the gallery. The window designs represent...
  • Advancing products, solutions and technologies define market
    The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., features stamp reproductions on 54 illuminated exterior windows, representing the individual stamps on display inside the museum. The ultra-transparent glass—from AGC Glass Company North America —consists of a Krystal Klear low-iron substrate printed with Krystal Images high-resolution digital imaging technology...
  • *From January 15, 2014, to press time, March 6, 2014.
    Manufacturer to Pay $1.1 Million for Violating False Claims Act in Connection to Chinese Aluminum ImportsThe Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusions from China, according to a Jan. 14...
  • Rebounding architectural market to drive 5.5 percent annual gains in the segment
    Source: Freedonia GroupDemand for fabricated flat glass is expected to increase 5.5 percent annually for the next three years due to a rebounding architectural market, according to the High Performance Flat Glass industry study from the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The 300-page report is available for purchase from Freedonia Group.Fabricated flat glass...
  • During the recent economic downturn, many glassmakers stayed the course with their investments in value-added products, particularly those that boost energy efficiency. And as the markets improve, those investments will prove critical, they say.“Guardian sees its strongest growth in value-added products,” says Scott Thomsen, former president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group. “Sales...
  • Sponsored by  The burgeoning trends in decorative glass are making their way into projects of all types—from restaurants to museums, and airports to retail stores. Below are 10 projects that demonstrate the below product and application trends.Product trends:Back-painted glass and colorsTexturesDigital imageryCustom laminated glassApplication trends:Energy efficiency and...
  • The basics: For the Joel Berman Glass Studios Showroom, Merchandise Mart in Chicago, company officials wanted to create and provide an environment entertaining to a showroom visitor while demonstrating the effects of the glass. Specifically, company officials wanted to demonstrate the possibilities of three-dimensional glass.To achieve this at the showroom, the company specified a storefront...
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