The Market

An overwhelming 83 percent of respondents to the 2012 Top Glass Fabricators survey said overall sales volume was higher in 2011 than the previous year. Final sales figures for 2012 were not yet available at the time of the survey. Looking ahead to 2013, the majority of fabricators said energy efficient glass and decorative glass offered the most growth potential. This reflects a consistent trend among fabricators, who predicted the same would be true in 2011, when surveyed about the fastest growing products (see the January/February 2011 issue of Glass Magazine).