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  • 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...
  • For the record, I am a male Baby Boomer. This fact influences how I communicate and my preferences for ways to receive communication. However, some things remain constant regardless of age or gender. Meaningful communication is based upon three things: words, tone of voice and body language. According to Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a leading expert in verbal and nonverbal communication, words account...
  • 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...
  • Top Metal Companies maintain growth, invest to stay competitive
    How did metal companies’ 2015 overall sales volume compare to 2014? The vast majority of responding Top Metal Companies reported an increase in sales from 2014 to 2015, at 88 percent. This is the fourth consecutive year that more than 70 percent of Top Metal Companies have reported a sales increase. What was most challenging in 2016? While the majority of responding Top Metal Companies report...
  • Top Metal Companies share best practices for maintaining growth in a challenging market
    How is your company retaining quality workers? “You have to be the best employer you can possibly be to attract, develop and retain talent, regardless of your size… Above all, provide a work environment and culture that people want to be a part of.” Steve Schohan, marketing and communications manager, YKK AP America “It's been difficult finding personnel who are willing to work in this business...
  • C.R. LAURENCE-U.S. ALUMINUM MERCY VIRTUAL CARE CENTER CHESTERFIELD, MISSOURI THE BASICS: Designed by Forum Studio, the 125,000-square-foot Mercy Virtual Care Center is a new healthcare facility that supports enhanced health delivery systems, telemedicine, care management, research analytics and the overall Mercy business infrastructure. It’s a first-of-its-kind medical building in the United...
  • 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. In a time when retaining...
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