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  • Drills don’t just make holes; Study the various options
    None of the following glass drill machinery choices would be considered ordinary. Today’s drills come with myriad bells and whistles. Listed below is a collection of features for many brands sold in the United States. Equipment manufacturers, if your brand of drill isn’t shown, please write to Jane Holtje at janeh@glass.org, and have your information added to this chart.Click here to...
  • Airline officials submitted the planning application for the $7.07 billion Heathrow T5 project in February 1993. After a detailed public inquiry, the government gave the go-ahead for the project in November 2001.Now, with almost two-thirds of the work completed on time and within budget, T5,  the home of British Airways, exemplifies how future large-scale projects in the United Kingdom might...
  • Concept of glass box takes shape in the Midwest
    Facing a downtown in serious need of makeover, city fathers in Davenport, Iowa, place the innovative, glass-clad Figge Art Museum at the forefront of urban renewal. The museum broke ground in September 2002 and opened in August 2005.Overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, the $46.9 million landmark was designed by London’s David Chipperfield Architects. Its striking box-within-a-box...
  • Why you should care
    Confusion reigns when it comes to fire-rated glass, its technical properties and performance. Though I’ve been the North American marketing and advertising manager for Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Corp. of Auburn, Wash., for more than a year now, I still get  “glazed” trying to figure them out. The criteria run on endlessly: model codes, test standards, wired glass, intumescents...
  • Young talents shine bright
    To view the PDF of this article, click here (551KB, Adobe Acrobat)It wasn’t easy for the 20-under-40 committee at Glass Magazine to pick 20 representatives out of the 72 nominations. Each sponsor had a fascinating story to tell about his or her nominee—of persistence, courage, ambition and enthusiasm—and each presented a special talent unsurpassed by the others. As a group, the...
  • Each improvement reduces costs, adds efficiency
    Ordering glass has arguably become one of the most tedious and time-consuming activities for fabricators and their customers. Manually prepared purchase orders, either phoned or faxed to fabricators, have to be separately entered into the fabricators’ order-entry software, an error-prone process that takes considerable time. “Numbers can be transposed and if there’s a mistake,...
  • Glass fabricators respond to a multitude of customer questions every day and their ability to do so readily, easily and accurately comes down to the flexibility in their order entry and production software, contends Dennis Csehi, director of Atwood Mobile Products, Antwerp Operations, in Antwerp, Ohio. “Most companies have canned shop floor software packages that can produce various reports...
  • Bathroom sink idea book
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  • Asian imports take toll
    Aluminum extruders in the United States represent one segment of the bath-enclosure industry that has seen dramatic changes as a result of imports, said Richard S. James, vice president and general manager of the Aluminum Group at Loxcreen Co. in Roxboro, N.C., during a frank and well-documented presentation at the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association annual meeting during GlassBuild America...
  • Software works only with supplier’s cutting tables
    Recently patented, the optimization program BatchBan by Billco Manufacturing Inc. of Zelienople, Pa., might eliminate some of the bottlenecks fabricators face on automated production lines and improve yields, says Kevin Lear, Billco software engineer.The software was tested at Cardinal Insulating Glass’ Spring Green, Wis., plant and has subsequently been introduced at other Cardinal IG...
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