Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Top Glass Fabricators, featured in this month's issue, have introduced a range of new products designed to meet market demands, from calls for better thermal performance to additional capabilities and flexibility in decorative glass. The following are several new Top Glass Fabricator product introductions. View the products.
  • Companies tout their complex feats of fabrication
    ViraconBrooklyn Health Center© Terry Wieckert, Abstract PhotographyViracon’s Dip-Tech digital glass printer. An arresting curved façade of decorative glass surrounds the new state-of-the-art Brooklyn Health Center in Brooklyn, New York. To achieve the unique and vibrant wave pattern on the exterior of the building, Viracon provided 50,157 square feet of insulating glass, including over 22,...
  • 1.  A large majority—71 percent—of Top Glass Fabricators reported an increase in sales in 2017. However, this marks a decline from 2016, when 89 percent of companies reported a growth in sales.  2.  Most Top Glass Fabricators increased production capacity in 2017. The reason for many companies is the growing market demand for more specialty glass products, from decorative products...
  • Top Glass Fabricators based on annual sales volume
    Companies are listed in alphabetical order within sales categories.*Annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company. ** Certification listings are not necessarily comprehensive. They reflect only those certifications publicly promoted by the respective certifying organizations.$250 to $500 million ViraconOwatonna, Minn. Employees: 2,200Certifications: IGCCNo. of locations:...
  • Fabricators report sales gains in face of increased complexity, labor struggles and supply concerns
    2017 was a year of strong growth for most U.S. and Canadian glass fabricators, according to Glass Magazine’s annual Top Glass Fabricators report. Eighty-one percent of firms added production capacity during the year, and 71 percent reported year-over-year sales growth, according to the report. Nearly all Top Glass Fabricators—91 percent—report capital acquisition plans, and 86 percent have plans...
  • Top glass fabricators face growing pains as demand increases
    One word defines the current state of North American glass fabrication: growing. The vast majority of Glass Magazine’s 2017 Top Glass Fabricators reported impressive growth both in terms of sales and assets during the previous year. Eighty-nine percent of this year’s Top Glass Fabricators reported an increase in sales year-over-year in 2016, and 85 percent reported adding capacity. Whether it’s...
  • One word defines the current state of North American glass fabrication: growing
      Top 5 Architectural Glass Trends Top Glass Fabricators work to meet demand Oversized “We have been acquiring equipment that can meet the [oversized] size requirements … and ensuring that the plant is set up to handle the fabrication process and the correct flow of production.” —Alison Smith, marketing manager, AGNORA. Higher quality “We’re seeing projects with tighter quality...
  • Based on annual sales volume
    See the Top Metal and Glass Fabricators *Annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company. **Certification listings are not necessarily comprehensive. They reflect only those certifications publicly promoted by the respective certifying organizations. $250 million to $500 million Viracon Owatonna, Minn.Employees: 2,200Certifications: Safety Glazing Certification Council,...
  • Top Glass Fabricators perfect complex processes to produce unique solutions
    Sun Catchers at Siesta Key Beach Pavilion M3 Glass Technologies Photo courtesy of M3 Glass Technologies. M3 Glass Technologies fabricated five historical sun catchers—laminated digitally printed glass panels—for the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion in Sarasota, Florida. The architect's design called for the glass panels, each 45 3/16 inches by 61 3/8 inches, to serve as permanent public art...
  • New opportunities, challenges keep Top Glass Fabricators innovating to meet demand
    With 86 percent of Top Glass Fabricators reporting an increase in overall sales volumes year-over-year, 2015 was a year of success for the North American fabrication industry. Many companies increased capacity by adding new locations, expanding to larger facilities, investing in machinery and equipment, and hiring new personnel to keep pace with growing demand. Capitalizing on the economic...
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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...

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