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  • Factual, reliable data for purchasers
     In the past, spacer systems weren’t regarded as key determinants of a window unit’s overall thermal and structural performance. That perspective has changed. As energy costs continue to rise, framing systems offer better insulation values, and pricing pressures continue unabated. Manufacturers throughout North America are therefore compelled to offer products with bottom-line...
  • Cladding, canopies, column covers, infill panels create new niche
    Architectural metals is a great niche for glaziers to expand business. If you’re called in to create an all-glass storefront entrance, go beyond a basic rail system, door openers and handles. Architectural metals can create additional design elements in custom architectural finishes and textures. Custom canopies and sunshades can be added over an entrance. Or incorporate metal column...
  • Glass companies, employees struggle with painfully high costs
    According to the National Coalition on Health Care in Washington, D.C., premiums for employer-based health insurance increased 7.7 percent in 2006. Premiums for smaller employers saw an average increase of 8.8 percent, and companies with fewer than 24 employees saw increases of an average of 10.5 percent.Glass company executives say their health care costs have ballooned more than 30 percent in...
  • Part three in the e-glass Special series on family businesses. Whether they identify company weaknesses, develop growth strategies or create a succession plan, outside consultants or business coaches provide help to many family businesses in the glass industry...
  • Part two of three in the e-glass Special series on family businesses. Nepotism defines many family businesses across all industries, and glass is no different. Sons, nieces, grandchildren and spouses often get jobs and promotional opportunities, with or without experience...
  • Family-owned glass companies keep it casual Part one of three in the e-glass family business Special SeriesFrom small companies such as the seven-person Gordon & Sons Glass and Mirrors in Philadelphia, to giants such as the 2,400-person Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. of Tamarac, Fla., family businesses make up a huge portion of the U.S. glass industry...
  • April Glass Magazine
                         Click here for Decorative Glass Slide Show.          Glass jewel box legend 1. Carolina Glass & Mirror, Inc. Cast glass made with a popcorn pattern, formed in a kiln using ceramic fiber molds. 2. Ultraglas. ArchiTexture Custom Deco Dolphin piece was produced in Aqua glass. 3. GlassKote....
  • NGA survey shows some members yet to adopt a strategy
    The majority of National Glass Association member firms are trying to improve operations, adopting a variety of methodologies and practices that increase productivity and competitiveness. Yet 36 percent of NGA members participating in the 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey are still doing next to nothing. NGA members are most likely to use employee training programs—35 percent of firms already...
  • Sarasota has Ringling museum, a purple arts center, plenty of impressive glass
    As part of my continuing education in the glass industry, I’ve scheduled visits to National Glass Association members while traveling to shows and conferences.In January, Glass Week took me to Sarasota, Fla., a small city of about 54,000 residents and one of the cultural centers of the state. I stopped in at the showrooms of Faour Glass Technologies, with headquarters in nearby Tampa,...
  • Field among the fastest growing in the industry
    It’s easy to see why people are drawn to decorative glass installations. Kiln-cast glass refracts light and reflects color. It changes with ambient light levels, surrounding colors and movement. Installing decorative glass is like putting architectural scale jewels into your projects. This glass is both durable and gorgeous. Long after resin, flooring, wall...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    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...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...