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    Finishing and forming companies work to reduce lead timesIn 2015, many Top Metal Company sources indicated that capacity constraints, particularly in terms of metal extrusion and finishing, would be a major challenge throughout 2016, making it difficult for metal companies to keep up with the pace of demand from their contract glazing customers. “Domestic capacity for extrusion presses seems...
  • High tech comes to the glass industry
    During glasstec 2016, Lisec introduced the 65-meter-long TPA insulating glass line, which requires only one operator. Photo by Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann. The future of glass fabrication is automated. It is online and optimized. It is interconnected, and it is efficient. This future is all part of “Industry 4.0,” which took center stage earlier this fall during glasstec 2016, the...
  • 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...
  • Manufacturing improvements address price, quality and labor concerns
    High-speed automated insulating glass line. The ways in which insulating glass fabricators can more efficiently produce their products is a well-worn topic by now. We know that plant managers can buckle down on simple operational efficiencies—I’ve written recently in these pages about how taking care of the basics, like maintaining a robust maintenance schedule, can help avoid downtime. We know...
  • IGE’s Michael Spellman discusses the evolution of glass tooling and fabrication
    Michael and Carolyn Spellman, owners of IGE Solutions, at the company’s offices in Jupiter, Florida. Can you talk about your history in the glass industry? I started calling on glass fabricators in the late 1970s, promoting grinding and polishing supplies for several manufacturers as an independent manufacturers’ representative. In the 1980s, I began to focus primarily in glass fabrication 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...
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