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  • A look at the combined effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and tariffs
    The last two years have seen significant changes in tax legislation. In December 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), legislation that was designed to provide tax relief for middle-income families, simplify the tax process for individual filers, increase economic growth and repatriate income from overseas, according to a statement from the White...
  • The basics: Completed in July 2018, the Sheffield Group’s headquarters is a 40,000 square-foot building that now houses all employees of the workers’ compensation provider under the same roof. Large expanses of glass provide light and views of surrounding lakes. Located in Hoover, Alabama, the former facility divided the company’s six departments across two buildings, something the family-owned...
  • Photography by Andy McGroryThe basics: The front counter of this private client’s retail space in California was clad with channel glass: an architectural glass formed in 3D fluted patterns with a silvered back finish. Design specifications were for a rich, vibrant glass that was dark in color. The opaque glass covers and blocks any back wall surface.The players: Contract glazier, Arrowwoods...
  • Protect with Glass: Security for schools + fire-rated applications
    Innovative and affordable school security glass solutions are possible. Pictured, fire-rated Schott Pyran Platinum from Glassopolis was used in the transom areas of this new Chicago high school to fill the corridors with more natural light while also affordably addressing intruder security concerns, according to company officials.  Editor’s note: The six-part series “All About Glass and...
  • Glass and glazing companies serve as architect resources, on and off the show floor
    Glass Solutions | Collaboration | Education50+ GLASS AND GLAZING EXHIBITORS Glass and glazing exhibitors19 Glass & glazing continuing education opportunities12 Dedicated Expo HoursArchitects have a real thirst for technical information. To support that, we invest heavily in direct architect support, with architectural reps all over the country. We’ve also been investing in our website and...
  • Online-only content
    Further reading & informationGlass & Metals 401: Guide to Protective GlazingArchitect's Guide An index of all articles published on Glass & MetalsProtective Glazing Product ShowcaseAll About Glass and Metal The six-part series “All About Glass and Metal: A Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers” provides an in-depth look at specification and design for glass and...
  • Variable natural gas quality presents problems in glass fabrication and manufacturing
    Mixer and flow control systems are one solution to problems with fluctuating natural gas quality. The equipment adjusts the heating value of the incoming natural gas supply, eliminating the need for manual adjustments to gas fired equipment within the facility. The bottom lineThe abundance of natural gas due to the shale gas revolution in the United States is a positive event for the energy-...
  • The serious risks of incorrect or unsuitable coatings on glass
    Green coating failure, with cracking and premature degradation. The bottom lineIf the glass industry does not address the issue of incorrect coatings for glass, numerous failures may invite an inflation of stringent government regulation. The industry has the capability to regulate itself, create best practices and steer clear of bloated regulations. Back-painted decorative glass, whether...
  • 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 idea that you would like to share, contact Norah Dick, ndick@glass.org.Glass can be invisible, in the best...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    The 2019 BEC drew nearly 600 attendees, making it the largest in a decade. BEC Conference Looks to ‘The Next Level’ of Glass Industry EvolutionNearly 600 glass and glazing industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas, March 3-5, for the National Glass Association’s BEC Conference, where presentations and discussions addressed the theme, The Next Level.  Read more of GM's coverage of BEC...
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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...
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    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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