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  • Bryan Abrisz, president, The Snead Co.
    Bryan Abrisz’ career in the glass industry began in 1989, when he was hired to work in manufacturing at EFCO Corp. “Because EFCO understood the importance of promoting from within, I was able to apply for a job in estimating, and was hired on as a curtain-wall and storefront estimator,” he says. “This position offered me the opportunity to learn about products and how they were utilized in the...
  • John McGee, manager of safety & training, Binswanger Glass
    McGee’s career in the glass industry began in high school, when he became involved in a vocational education program. “I attended classes for half the day and worked the other half,” he says. “The job I found was as a helper in a glass shop. I liked the challenge of performing a variety of tasks with very little repetition.”McGee says the keys to success in the glass industry are “to embrace...
  • Waylon McCall, branch manager, Aldora Architectural Aluminum and Glass Products
    Waylon McCall’s stepping stone into the glass industry: the financial business. “I got bored being a financial analyst,” he says. “A friend asked if I wanted to help turn a glass plant around, and I said yes. I’m always looking for a new challenge.” McCall currently serves as branch manager for Aldora Architectural Aluminum and Glass Products, which formed in May 2011 when a group of glass...
  • Richard Poirier, lead foreman, Alumiglass LLC
    For Richard Poirier, the glazing business is the family business. “My father was a glazier, and he taught me the trade,” he says. Poirier started his career in 1983, joining Alumiglass in 1989 as a glazier before quickly advancing to foreman. He current serves as lead foreman responsible for managing personnel on the job site, assigning and directing work, ensuring compliance with safety...
  • "Define Your Style" Quiz, Basco Shower Enclosures
    To help homeowners determine which of the RODA by Basco shower enclosures suit their taste, Basco introduced“Define Your Style,” a fun and interactive tool on the RODA by Basco website that takes the fear out of selecting even the most highly customized 3/8-inch-thick glass enclosures, according to the company.
  •, Quanex Building Products Corp.
    Quanex launched a unified website in 2011. The Phase 1 launch included a reorganized site structure that accommodated a wide array of content in a logical way; a professional brand site design; and continuously updated slider on the home page where products, services, news articles and industry highlightsare featured. 
  • SpyderCrane Mini-Crawler, SpyderCrane Sales LLC
    The SpyderCrane Mini-Crawler offers versatility, maneuverability and lifting capacity in a compact design that enables users to quickly, safely and easily meet restricted and confined-area lifting requirements, according to officials from U.S. distributor SpyderCrane Sales. 
  • Double Bi-Fold Design, Wilson Glass Co.
    The centerpiece of this renovated bathroom is an accordion-styles hower stall, with frosted glass doors that fold back against the wall to make the small space seem as large as possible. Retracted against the wall, the doors protrude just 3 inches,according to officials from Wilson Glass Co.
  • Energsave G-500 Window Series, Peerless Products Inc.
    The new Energsave G-500 Series from Peerless Products Inc. achieves a U-value of 0.15, the lowest U-value in the United States, according to company representatives. 
  • Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, Hartung Industries and Walters & Wolf
    The Henry M. Jackson Federal Office Building in Seattle underwent a major renovation in 2011 that included upgrading the building’s monolithic glass to a more efficient and secure glazing system. The 35-floor government building now features 3,500 insulating glass units fabricated by Hartung Glass Industries.
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