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  • TRENDING FABRICATOR TOPICS: MARKET GROWTH, COMPANY EXPANSIONS, JUMBO SIZES AND MORE
    01. Sales increase in 2018. Seventy-one percent of Top Glass Fabricator respondents reported an increase in sales from 2018, the same percentage that reported year-over-year gains in 2017. However, it is down from 2016, when 88 percent of respondents reported gains. In 2018, 24 percent reported no change in sales, while five percent reported lower sales. 02. Fabricators take on jumbo glazing....
  • McCormick & Co.’s new global headquarters in Baltimore features 85,000 square feet of glass, with insulating glass units fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz. Studios Architecture stripped an existing utilitarian building to its foundation. But, installing a modern glass façade on the older building proved a challenge, especially fitting a new curtain wall system onto an existing structure, says...
  • Above: Gemma Martini (in black, second row), CEO of Vitrum Glass Group, with the all-women Insulating Glass Unit assembly team. Martini founded the company 22 years ago with her brother, Thomas Martini, who is the president of Vitrum. The siblings’ family was in the window industry.  Below: Kelly Goetz (second from right) president of InKan Ltd. Goetz grew up in the family business, doing...
  • Top Glass Fabricators Succeed with Jumbo Sizes, Expanded Capacity and Increasing Complexity
     IMAGIC GLASS­, AGNORA | RICHARD MILLE, FLAGSHIP STORE The Manhattan flagship store for Richard Mille, a luxury watch brand, sports a stunning glass entranceway thanks to carved feature glass fabricated by Imagic Glass. The company founder, Richard Mille, says he selected the New York location to serve as a showcase that will have global visibility. To meet this aesthetic goal, Imagic’s...
  • VIRACON | 801 LINCOLN ROAD | MIAMIGlass and metal combine to create a three-dimensional curtain wall of interlocking triangles on the 801 Lincoln Road building in Miami. The $15-million renovation of the location, a retail and dining destination in the heart of Terranova, was designed by Shulman+Associates, with glass fabricated by Viracon. The glass provides both energy control and impact safety...
  • 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...
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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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