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  • How shifting markets and new players are transforming the float glass industry
    The glass-making process starts with raw materials heated to 2,900 degrees Fahrenheit to produce molten glass. Pictured, the molten glass floats on a molten tin bath to become a flat ribbon. Photo courtesy of Guardian Industries. The global float glass industry has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last decade in response to a rollercoaster of economic fluctuations and a breakdown of...
  • Capture business wealth and pass the baton to the next generation
    Editor's Note: This article is the first in a multi-part Exit Planning and Succession series. The next installment will run in the April issue. If you have an exit or succession planning story to share, contact Editor Katy Devlin, kdevlin@glass.org.In running your glass business there is only one guarantee: you eventually will exit—either voluntarily or involuntarily. The day will come when you...
  • 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. A wastewater-reuse project at...
  • The basics: The 55,000-square-foot Ivy Street Center is the first new academic building on the Marist School campus in Brookhaven, Georgia, in more than 20 years. Marist, a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school, serves 1,100 students in grades 7-12. Built on the footprint of the razed Kuhrt Gym, a 50-year-old building, the new structure emphasizes efficient design and environmental...
  • The basics: Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer, Wisconsin, celebrated its completed renovation in April 2015. Brown Deer is the first Rogers facility to incorporate biophilia into its design. Biophilia design recognizes the way humans have an emotional connection to nature and to natural forms, aiding a patient’s healing process.  The new design uses seventy high-impact windows that provide...
  • The basics: Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects navigated the challenge of designing a new school in historic Charleston on the South Carolina coast. Glass, brick and cast stone make up the façade of the three-story, 68,000-square-foot structure, which complements the adjacent original school building, simultaneously renovated by SMHa. The new building has the capacity for 500 students and includes a...
  • The basics:  Uniting Boston’s rich history with its innovative present through glass, the Envoy Hotel commands views of both city and harbor. An expansive glass curtain wall façade dominates the exterior of the 136-room hotel. Building components are detailed in shiplap wood in homage to sailing vessels, and each guest room has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city. Inside, the...
  • Construction employers might be missing the mark when it comes to this generation
    SOURCE: FMI CORP. As the labor market continues to tighten and more of the nation’s 78 million-plus Baby Boomers head into retirement, construction firms will need to sharpen their hiring and recruiting pencils, say experts at FMI Corp., a provider of management consulting, investment banking and people development services to the engineering and construction industry.Yet, employers might be...
  • All employees want to know three things: What do you expect from me? How am I doing? And, what’s in it for me? In other words, they want clear expectations, consistent feedback and a reward system. Communicating clearly about all three factors is key to maximizing employee performance. Clear expectations Answering the first question (What do you expect from me?) requires setting and communicating...
  • Glass companies are demanding more from their glass trucks, vans and racks. They want to carry larger loads on racks that weigh less. And they seek affordable glass transportation solutions that are custom-designed for their company’s needs. This article outlines the leading trends in glass transportation products and presents new product introductions from suppliers designed to meet the evolving...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    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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    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...