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  • Sales continue to expand for Top 50 Glaziers in 2014
    2014 marked another year of growth for most Top 50 Glaziers, with 71 percent of companies reporting an increase in sales from 2013 to 2014, and 29 percent reporting a decrease in year-over-year sales. This marks back-to-back improvements in sales for the majority of Top 50 glaziers, as 74 percent of glaziers reported y-o-y sales increases from 2012 to 2013. See The Trends for additional...
  • Top 50 U.S. glaziers based on 2014 sales
    Correction: In the print version of this article in the May issue, Kovach Inc. was ranked incorrectly due to misreported information from the company. Kovach should have been ranked 10th, not 27th, with 2014 sales between $50 and $100 million. Contract glazing sales for the company increased 67.4 percent year-over-year, not the previously reported 140.4 percent.The corrected rankings for...
  • The basics: As one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, Parkland Hospital, once a 50-year-old outdated and overcrowded facility in Dallas, is now a brand new 1.7-million-square-foot digital hospital, featuring some of the latest upgrades in patient care, including vision panel windows throughout the building interior.  “The product is in all locations that we would have typically...
  • Trying to get financing is difficult for most companies in the glass industry. However, trying to get business financing when the business owner has bad credit can be nearly impossible. Unfortunately, personal credit is important if you are looking for business financing. In this article, we discuss the right strategy to use if you need business financing and have bad credit. Although this...
  • Would you be surprised to be asked to provide windows that are impact resistant and can withstand 250 mph design wind speeds for a school in Oklahoma? With the advent of the 2015 International Codes this year, such a request might come up. The 2015 International Building Code will require storm shelters that comply with ICC 500 Standard for the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters in schools...
  • Revenue growth and higher wages anticipated
    U.S. manufacturers started 2015 with a positive outlook on the year ahead, with 83 percent expecting revenue growth, up from 64 percent of manufacturers who anticipated growth in 2014, according to results from the ASQ 2015 Manufacturing Outlook Survey. This forecast comes on the heels of a positive 2014, with 75 percent of manufacturers reporting growth in 2014, up from 65 percent in 2013,...
  • Glass industry companies implement innovative hiring strategies to improve workplace environment, combat labor shortage
    Since Glass Magazine started reporting on the glass industry labor shortage in mid-2013, the issue has changed from a concern over finding qualified glaziers to an industry-wide need for good workers. Glass fabricators, metal companies, machine manufacturers and glazing firms report having trouble finding employees to fill positions from machine operators to engineers. But what hasn’t changed is...
  • A closer look at Consolidated Glass Holdings
    If you said Consolidated Glass Holdings was an investment arm of private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners, you’d be right. If you said its leadership team consisted of newcomers to the glass industry, you’d be right. But if you said CGH is a rookie in the glass and metal fabrication world, that’s where you’d be wrong. Behind the financial backing of GMP and the leadership of CEO Paul Cody and...
  • Advanced design, performance and protection combine at Aspen Art Museum
    At first glance, the most prominent design feature of architect Shigeru Ban’s Aspen Art Museum is the woven composite screen exterior that drapes over the building. However, a deeper look into the new $45-million, 33,000-square-foot structure reveals extensive glass walls that make the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s complete aesthetic vision and rigorous performance goals possible. Huge...
  •  The basics: Ray and Judy Ricker of Rochester, New York, commissioned architectural glass artist Nancy Gong to create an art glass entry for their Fairport residence. Using a technique that has been in production in Germany for nearly 30 years, Gong is among the first wave of trained American glass artists to embrace the laminating process for glass art, weaving up to six layers of painted...
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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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