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  • Briway Carriers eyes improved solution for glass transport
    The Floatliner glass inloader from Langendorf, on display at glasstec 2016. Specially designed glass palate racks are loaded into the fully enclosed truck body, which is designed to keep the glass secure and stable during transport. Long-haul glass transportation is a challenge anywhere in the world. Moving glass in North America, however, is even more difficult than most markets. The distances...
  • Bigger glass, fewer workers, higher expectations demand new tools for glaziers
    Glaziers from Architectural Glass and Aluminum use the WPI-EXT from Ergo Robotic Solutions to install glass at a corporate headquarter building. Business is booming for contract glaziers. The construction industry is strong, marking robust growth in most segments throughout 2016. And architects are demanding more glass, including heavier, larger and more custom pieces. The increase in jobs...
  • TOTAL REGISTRANTS: 8,726 The glass industry dates back centuries, with many companies touting generations of history. However, the industry on display at the 2016 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo had its sights firmly set on the future. Taking center stage in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21, was an industry that is ambitious, innovative and optimistic; one that is expanding, investing...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough, bstough@glass.org. Glass Magazine spoke with...
  • The basics:  The 101,500-square-foot Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home to Cornell University’s Computing Science and Information Science departments, was primarily shaped by a constricted lot as well as the desire to add drama and character to this area of the campus. While the high-performance façade is a focal point of Gates Hall with its unitized glass curtain wall system and perforated...
  • The basics: Ludlow House, a Soho House & Co. members’ club in a former gold leaf factory located in New York’s Lower East Side, features textured glass partitions as part of the entrance and reception design. Reflecting the playful energy of the Lower East Side, Ludlow House was designed by Soho House & Co.’s in-house team. Soho House was founded in London in 1995 as a private...
  • In the March 2017 issue, Glass Magazine will present the Top Glass Fabricators Special Report, offering a comprehensive view of the glass fabrication market in the United States and Canada. In addition to the list of Top Glass Fabricators—based on annual sales volume—the report includes market statistics related to sales volume, product demand and acquisition plans, as well as a handful of...
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    Factory FloorRead more from Joe Erb on automation and employee retention.Four Hands-Free Technologies to Transform a BusinessCombating Skilled Labor Shortages Head-OnTop Metal Companies ReportThe metal finishing and forming indutry goes hand-in-hand with metal manufacturing. See a handful of the companies in this market, and read about how they are combatting capacity constraints, in this special...
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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...
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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...
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