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  • As sales levels climb, Top Glass Fabricators gear up for challenges ahead
    Top Glass Fabricator respondents were asked to compare 2012 and 2013 sales, as well as 2013 and estimated 2014 sales. The majority of respondents reported sales were and will be higher year-over-year in both categories.For the second consecutive year, fabricators reported that the decorative glass segment offered the most growth potential. Architects and designers increasingly demand all-glass,...
  • The basics: The former Kellogg Cereal City Museum has been transformed into the Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center, a cutting-edge facility with a commanding, cantilevered glass curtain wall in Battle Creek, Michigan. TowerPinkster Architects took the building’s agrarian aesthetic and redeveloped it into a 64,000-square-foot center that helps educate talented high school students from 16...
  • Glass fabricators eye expansion, face challenges, as market conditions improve
    The North America glass fabrication market is positive, with 82 percent of this year’s Top Glass Fabricators reporting an increase in overall sales volumes in 2014 over the previous year. As a result, fabricators are looking to grow their companies, with 78 percent planning to buy fabrication machinery and 75 percent planning to add products or product lines. A quarter of glass fabricators report...
  • Among the leading glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators, here. Services and locations are limited to glass fabrication only...
  • Two new companies were added to the Top Glass Fabricators list this year
    Tempco Glass Fabrication www.tempcoglass.com Woonsocket Glass Fabricators www.woonglass.com Glass and Metal Fabricators Among the leading glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they...
  • Top Glass Fabricators based on annual sales volume
    *Annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company. **Certification listings are not necessarily comprehensive. They reflect only those certifications publicly promoted by the respective certifying organizations $250 TO $500 MILLION Viracon Owatonna, Minn. www.viracon.com Employees: 2,000+ Certifications: Safety Glazing Certification Council, Insulating Glass Certification Council...
  • As with float glass, capacity for fabricated glass and aluminum products also downsized during the Great Recession. However, capacity in those arenas can be brought online much faster and for a much lower cost than for that of a primary float glass plant, sources say. In the past year, numerous glass fabricators have announced expansions, including Viracon’s relaunch of operations at its St....
  • Glass companies celebrate the busiest year since before the recession, while preparing for the challenges of higher demand
    The North American glass industry—first mired in the Recession and then in the construction market’s unsteady, sluggish recovery—is at last headed for a year of significant growth. U.S. employment has rebounded, confidence is high, and commercial construction is headed for double-digit growth, according to forecasts. “For the first time in 10 years or more, all of the economic segments [affecting...
  • The basics: Future home of the 2016 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features nearly 45,000 feet of railing, including a custom rolled glass and handrail at the hall-of-fame grand stair, glass and stainless steel LED rails going up each of the stadium’s monumental stairs, and approximately 1,500 feet of USB-connected stainless steel and glass drinkshelf encircling both the...
  • The basics: The Novartis U.S. headquarters in East Hanover, New Jersey, features the world’s largest photovoltaic skylight, at 27,500 square feet. Novartis set out to create a building that set architectural milestones for green building, and in 2014, it won Engineering News-Record’s Best Regional Project in New York 2014 in the Green Project category. The pharmaceutical company’s new campus...
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