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  • 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...
  • *Annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company. Note: Certification listings are not necessarily comprehensive. They reflect only those certifications publicly promoted by the respective certifying organizations. $250 million to $500 million ViraconOwatonna, Minn. Employees: 2,000+ Certifications: Insulating Glass Certification Council, Safety Glazing Certification Council...
  • Among the leading glass fabricators in the United States and Canada are several companies that also manufacture architectural aluminum products for storefront and curtain wall applications, using their own proprietary lines and dies. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Glass Fabricators, here. For information on these companies’ metal fabrication...
  • 2015 marked sales success and new challenges for top glass fabricators
    1. How did sales levels in 2015 compare to the previous year? Respondents to the Top Glass Fabricators survey compared their 2014 and 2015 sales. The vast majority reported higher year-overyear sales. 2. What are your future capital acquisition plans?* Fabrication machinery, equipment and handling equipment/trucks continue to top fabricators’ lists of capital acquisition plans, as they did the...
  • Viracon Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building Photo © Nick Merrick / Hedrich Blessing The Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building in Miami, Florida, is a U.S. General Services Administration leased facility housing the southeast region of the FBI. Completed in December 2014, the 380,000-square-foot building accommodates nearly 1,000 FBI employees. Due to its...
  • Decorative interior installations demand lighting know-how
    Jockimo Inc. supplied its Crystal Clear Glass Flooring for the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs, California. The glass is back-lit with LEDs in a green color. Mattoni Design Studio was the designer, and Allied Glass & Door was the glazier. The specification of interior decorative glass often prompts the question: How will it be illuminated? Decorative interior glass is...
  • Shower Doors & More employees in front of the company's new tempering furnace. Photo by Brooke Ashlyn.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...
  • The basics: The Arizona Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus is a 268,000-square-foot ground-up facility, featuring a variety of instructional spaces including lecture halls, classrooms, seminar rooms, a moot courtroom, law library and student spaces.Construction of the new facility in Phoenix presented a bevy of challenges concerning the design and...
  • The basics: The Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands covers six acres, indoors and out, and includes life-size images of the zoo’s seven Asian elephants printed on glass in the interior exhibit. Double-sided panels allow a 360-degree view of the life-size images of the real elephants at the zoo in their new sanctuary. Expecting an average of 1.2 million viewers of the display in the Elephant...
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    Additional information from Kevin Kennedy, author of Glass Magazine's Exit Planning and Succession seriesWhat Exactly is Exit Planning?Additional information on Giroux Glass and employee ownership Giroux Glass CEO Transition and Networking EventGiroux Glass Names Nataline Lomedico CEONational Center for Employee Ownership Industry retirementsPPG Announces Executive AppointmentsIndustry...
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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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    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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