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  • Improving market and value-added trends drive growth
    SOURCE: THE FREEDONIA GROUP INC. Global demand for flat glass is forecast to increase 6.6 percent per year to nearly 10 billion square meters in 2018, outpacing projected real gains in the global economy, according to the World Flat Glass report from the Freedonia Group. The market value for fabricated glass is forecast to rise 7.3 percent per year to $102.3 billion during the same period,...
  • Glass companies adapt methods, develop solutions for shifting demands
    Key to capitalizing on the growing construction market is meeting changing customer demands. Being in tune with the changing construction climate is made possible by listening to the customer, educating clients about possible solutions, and adapting to meet customer needs.Meeting architectural needs in today’s changing market requires a combination of product solutions to meet design demands and...
  • Innovation isn’t a buzz word—it’s a necessity. In the glass industry, companies must innovate, create and evolve to compete in today’s building and design market that is defined by rapidly increasing demands for performance and complexity. Even more important than meeting changing market demands, however, is the role of the glass industry in developing solutions that address the major challenges...
  • Serving and supporting the glass industry at GlassBuild America
    It would be an understatement to say that there’s been some significant change, growth and development in the flat glass industry since our predecessors founded the National Association of Glass Dealers in 1948. The post-war years saw a huge increase in demand for glass and glass products, and our founders saw the need for a trade association to move our industry forward in a positive direction....
  • Accessing conventional financing remains difficult, especially for companies in the construction industry. Banks remain conservative and provide loans or lines of credit only to companies that meet very strict criteria—a company must be profitable, have two years of positive trading experience, have hard assets, and have owners with good personal credit. Due to the recent recession, few small or...
  • 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.From glass game tables in the employee breakroom...
  • Saint-Gobain eyes the future, while celebrating milestone anniversary
    Despite being one of the largest glassmakers and building material suppliers in the world, Saint-Gobain, saintgobain. com, works to maintain the agility and flexibility to innovate and evolve to meet changing market demands and requirements. In no segment and location is this more evident than in Saint-Gobain’s North American glass operations, where the company is heavily invested in its next-...
  • Demand for pre-fabricated systems increases as industry faces tight construction schedules and labor shortages
    The Encore Condominiums in Nashville, Tennessee, feature C.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum’s Series TT601 Top Notch Unit-Glazed Window Wall System with Slab Edge Cover. Here, Alexander Metals Inc. hoists a pre-glazed unitized window wall unit. Unitized glazing systems offer a solution to many of the issues facing today’s contract glaziers, from tight construction schedules, to crowded jobsites, to a...
  • GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 340 exhibitors, including more than 120 from outside the United States, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Sept. 16-18.The following represents an advance look at the glass, metal and related products—many newly released—to be displayed on the show floor. Note: booth numbers are subject to change. Visit...
  • The October issue of Glass Magazine will highlight new tools and supplies for glass and glazing industry companies. The article will include tools and supplies designed for use in the shop, in the field, or at the factory. To be included in this free editorial feature, please complete the following survey submission by August 18. If you have any questions, comments or trouble submitting...
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