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  • Product recalls seem to be growing more prevalent. Everywhere you turn, there are stories of manufacturers recalling toys, food or cars. And while it might not seem like it, attention to product recalls is part of an effective risk management plan, especially for the glass industry.First, some general legal background on recalls: When a product is unsafe, hazardous or defective, most product...
  • Allow me to begin by thanking the National Glass Association for a stellar trade show in the form of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta this past September. The article that follows is based on the Express Learning seminar I presented at the event.There are 1,077 industries representing 30 million businesses in corporate America today, and they all share one common...
  • During GlassBuild America 2015, Docuwrx demonstrated the capabilities of Kosmas, cloud-based management software for glazing industry companies. Kosmas provides quote-to-cash, resource planning, collaboration and document management capabilities for businesses.
  • Top Metal Companies boost recruiting tactics, product lines to keep pace with a booming market
    WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY DOING TO COMBAT PROBLEMS FINDING SKILLED LABOR? “We are having some success using temps and ultimately bringing them on full time. There is a fee from the agency; however, the employee has already proven themselves." Jim Pande, sales and marketing, Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products.“We work to provide a better workplace for our employees. Incentives include four-day work...
  • Photo by Ed White C.R. LAURENCE/U.S. ALUMINUM Mountain Equipment Co-op Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada THE BASICS Since its founding, Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) has been an advocate for active and eco-friendly lifestyles. When it came time to construct a new corporate headquarters in East Vancouver, the vision was to engineer a “green” building that reflected MEC's corporate...
  • Based on Annual Sales Volume
    Among the leading metal companies in the United States and Canada are several companies that also have standalone glass fabrication facilities. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Metal Companies. Services and locations are limited to metal fabrication only. Learn more about these companies’ glass fabrication capabilities. * indicates annual sales volume...
  • Based on Annual Sales Volume
    * indicates annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company More than $500 million C.R. Laurence Co. / U.S. Aluminum† Los Angeles crlaurence.com; crl-arch.com Annual sales representing metal products sold to contract glaziers: 80% Employees: 1,700 Locations: 43 CRL/U.S. Aluminum locations worldwide, including: Atlanta; Chicago; Cicero, Ill.; Dallas; Davenport, Fla.; Houston;...
  • Sales continue to rise as metal manufacturers work to develop competitive products and meet capacity
    Photo by Jim Hobart of Macbeth Photography An impressive 90 percent of this year’s largest metal manufacturers report increased sales year-overyear, the highest margin since the inception of Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies list in 2012. This growth comes on the heels of a strong 2014, when 85 percent of Top Metal Companies reported y-o-y sales growth.Newcomers Four new companies were added...
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  • During GlassBuild America 2015, Walker Glass introduced its Walker Textures Transition, featuring two new ways to create gradient effects on acid-etched glass.
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