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  • The high-end segment has experienced a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the past several years, with changes in customer profiles and behavior leaving many companies revamping past marketing approaches. While some companies “get” highend; some think they get it; and others cause disruption by just wanting to sell in the segment for the margins alone.This high-end hodgepodge often dilutes end...
  • ONLINE ONLYA Look at LBNL's COMFEN SoftwareBuilding orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. Solar heat gain and daylighting can vary greatly depending on the path of the sun, creating a unique set of considerations for each face of the building. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare...
  • From March 7, 2014, to press time, April 8, 2014
    YKK AP America to Open New Manufacturing Facility in TexasYKK AP America announced final plans to launch a new manufacturing center in Coppell, Texas. The new facility, set to open in July, will be the first major manufacturing and logistics center for the company outside of the state of Georgia. “Texas is a continual focal point for YKK AP America as we look to expand in the local area, as well...
  • Life cycle assessments for windows have topped discussions at recent industry meetings, as the commercial and residential window industries move closer to finalizing the product category rules necessary for manufacturers to begin the LCA process.Driving the move for LCA on the commercial side, in part, is the newest version of LEED, which awards points for projects that include at least 20...
  • Is your company planning to increase its workforce in 2014? And if so, do you have a recruitment plan in place?
    CommercialAdam Holmes, general manager, AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing“MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass have already expanded their workforces in 2014 and will continue to do so, as we continue to be awarded more projects. Recently, MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing were awarded their biggest contracts. As we continue to take on more projects with larger scopes of work...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum IT451 thermal storefront system with Series 400-T thermal entrance doors. Photo by Derek Lepper.Storefront systems can drastically enhance commercial and retail environments by improving brand identity and visibility for various types of businesses. They provide architects, specifiers and glazing contractors with shorter lead times without sacrificing customization, quality or...
  • For small or new glass companies, buying supplies can be a serious challenge. They must pay their vendors as soon as—or, perhaps, even before—the supplies are delivered. This capital-intensive process means that they must have the cash at the time of purchase.Larger glass companies, on the other hand, don’t have this problem. They have the financial leverage to demand payment terms from suppliers...
  • Advancing products, solutions and technologies define market
    The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., features stamp reproductions on 54 illuminated exterior windows, representing the individual stamps on display inside the museum. The ultra-transparent glass—from AGC Glass Company North America —consists of a Krystal Klear low-iron substrate printed with Krystal Images high-resolution digital imaging technology...
  • *From January 15, 2014, to press time, March 6, 2014.
    Manufacturer to Pay $1.1 Million for Violating False Claims Act in Connection to Chinese Aluminum ImportsThe Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusions from China, according to a Jan. 14...
  • Rebounding architectural market to drive 5.5 percent annual gains in the segment
    Source: Freedonia GroupDemand for fabricated flat glass is expected to increase 5.5 percent annually for the next three years due to a rebounding architectural market, according to the High Performance Flat Glass industry study from the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The 300-page report is available for purchase from Freedonia Group.Fabricated flat glass...
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