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  • 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. A safe and enjoyable workplace environment not...
  • As with float glass, capacity for fabricated glass and aluminum products also downsized during the Great Recession. However, capacity in those arenas can be brought online much faster and for a much lower cost than for that of a primary float glass plant, sources say. In the past year, numerous glass fabricators have announced expansions, including Viracon’s relaunch of operations at its St....
  • Glass companies celebrate the busiest year since before the recession, while preparing for the challenges of higher demand
    The North American glass industry—first mired in the Recession and then in the construction market’s unsteady, sluggish recovery—is at last headed for a year of significant growth. U.S. employment has rebounded, confidence is high, and commercial construction is headed for double-digit growth, according to forecasts. “For the first time in 10 years or more, all of the economic segments [affecting...
  • The basics: Future home of the 2016 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features nearly 45,000 feet of railing, including a custom rolled glass and handrail at the hall-of-fame grand stair, glass and stainless steel LED rails going up each of the stadium’s monumental stairs, and approximately 1,500 feet of USB-connected stainless steel and glass drinkshelf encircling both the...
  • On Dec. 29, 2014, officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC announced the company acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets were not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.Glass Magazine has confirmed that 10 AGC fabrication locations...
  • Long-haul truck drivers represent one segment of the workforce on which all glass and glazing companies rely. Drivers move glass loads throughout the country, connecting all levels of the supply chain—from manufacturers to fabricators to glaziers and glass shops. But that segment of the workforce is facing a serious labor shortage that could affect all companies throughout the supply chain. I...
  • A previous column questioned the future viability of the International Green Construction Code. Prior to the International Code Council Annual Business Meeting in September, the ICC and the U.S. Green Building Council announced that a joint agreement had been reached by those two organizations, along with the Illuminating Engineering Society and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and...
  • One year comes to a close and opportunities arise for the next. Many use New Year’s resolutions to set personal or business goals for the next year. Perhaps now is also the time for some legal risk management resolutions to help lay a foundation for a prosperous new year. And while not a complete list of all legal needs, some friendly reminders accompanying a positive industry outlook never hurt...
  • A growing labor shortage has been a top concern of companies across the glass industry. Respondents to the Glass Magazine Top 50 Glaziers survey said finding labor was their biggest challenge, and 65 percent of Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies said recruiting/retaining employees has been a challenge. This Trends & Analysis report looks at labor demands and current shortages among three...
  • Protect people and product during handling and on the road
    Following best practices while loading and unloading, maintaining racks and wearing necessary PPE will minimize breakage and potential injury. Pictured is the Schodorf Model L-60 all-aluminum glass rack for one-ton cab and chassis trucks.Cutting corners when transporting glass from the shop to the job site can be costly. Glass breakage hits the bottom line, and accidents can cause injuries, lost...
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