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  • I was interviewing an owner recently, and I had to pause and take a deep breath after he spoke those famous words, “but my accountant said they provide exit planning.” After my discussion he discovered their adviser really is not an exit planner—just a great accountant. Beacon, America’s Exit Planner, was one of the pioneers of exit planning nearly a decade ago in this emerging profession. We...
  • The basics: Built in 1952, the 35 buildings of the Pomonok complex are part of the New York City Housing Authority system and now house over 4,200 residents. A massive window replacement project involving the installation of almost 11,000 aluminum units is nearing completion in 16 buildings in the northern half of the Pomonok Houses complex in Flushing, New York.The Pomonok Houses are owned and...
  • The basics: American Airlines Arena, the home stadium of the Miami Heat basketball team, has a prime location in Downtown Miami with spectacular views of Miami Bay, and now has a state-of-the-art, new solar pavilion, featuring innovative, energy generating photovoltaic glass.The original building, designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture, opened in 1999. It has been...
  • Technological advances are changing the float glass industry. Market demands for higher performance glasses along with pressures to reduce the environmental impact of production have led to notable advancements in technology for both float products and processes. Regarding the first, the push for more high performance glass products has helped many glass companies transition from commodity...
  • Company certification can prove a powerful testament to quality process and procedures. It has the potential to prove positive for both those hiring certified companies and for the certified companies themselves that are willing to take a magnifying glass to how they conduct business. In fact, the continuous review and quality improvement that can be realized through ongoing compliance with a...
  • State and local jurisdiction adoption and enforcement of the 2015 International Building Code, 2015 International Residential Code and 2015 International Energy Conservation Code continues to grow. As of January 2016, the International Code Council website reports that the 2015 IBC is being enforced either statewide or locally in six states, the 2015 IRC in four states, and the 2015 IECC in five...
  • Although we are in early 2016, the Great Recession of 2007-2009 is still fresh in the memories of many companies in the construction industry. Put bluntly, it nearly decimated the industry in many regions. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that any company will survive a recession. There are too many factors at play. But I believe that some of those companies that failed during the...
  • Editor's Note: This article and the feature An Employee Partnership mark part two of Glass Magazine’s multi-part Exit Planning and Succession series. The first in the series is, “A Successful Exit: Capture Business Wealth and Pass the Baton to the Next Generation;” the next article in the series will run in the May issue. If you have an exit or succession planning story to share, contact Editor...
  • Giroux Glass leadership looks to staff to safeguard company's future
    Editor's Note: This article and the feature Eight Disciplines of a Successful Exit mark part two of Glass Magazine’s multi-part Exit Planning and Succession series. The first in the series is, “A Successful Exit: Capture Business Wealth and Pass the Baton to the Next Generation;” the next article in the series will run in the May issue. If you have an exit or succession planning story to share,...
  • New opportunities, challenges keep Top Glass Fabricators innovating to meet demand
    With 86 percent of Top Glass Fabricators reporting an increase in overall sales volumes year-over-year, 2015 was a year of success for the North American fabrication industry. Many companies increased capacity by adding new locations, expanding to larger facilities, investing in machinery and equipment, and hiring new personnel to keep pace with growing demand. Capitalizing on the economic...
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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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