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  • 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...
  • The basics: The 66,000-square-foot, two-story Porsche dealership in Davie, Florida, is one of the largest of its kind. When building a dealership, Porsche provides criteria for how the overall space should function, specific design elements and approved products. FSMY Architects worked with the owner, Penske Automotive Group, to meet these criteria.“The new Porsche look incorporates a curved...
  • The basics: In May 2014, Mall of America embarked on a $325 million expansion project, the most significant construction project for the Mall since its opening more than 20 years ago. A new grand atrium and entrance, which includes a smart glass skylight, creates an impressive focal point for the expansion and makes space for larger events. The expansion also features a 342-room JW Marriott hotel...
  • The basics: The University of Oregon’s renovated Marcus Marioti Sports Performance Center football facility features sections focused on different aspects of athletic performance, including sports science, recovery, physiology and movement.A trophy lobby to honor the Center's namesake is designed to inspire the athletes and includes an oversized transparent LED flat screen television with...
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