Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Ryan Hoffman, architectural representative, Viracon
    Ryan Hoffman wasn’t looking for a new job, let alone one in the glass industry. But the glass industry found him. A friend in Viracon’s HR department saw Hoffman as a good fit for the company and brought him in for an interview. “The interview went well and it seemed like a natural fit,” he says. Hoffman says he has relied greatly on the industry insights of colleagues and customers. “There is so...
  • Ryan Thomassen, regional supervisor, Direct Project Group, EFCO, A Pella Company
    Landscaping brought Ryan Thomassen to the glass industry. While working through college as a landscaper, Thomassen heard about an estimator/project manager internship from a professor. “I was ready to quit landscaping and get into my degree field,” says Thomassen. “I followed up and [it] turned out that the company was Builders Glass & Products. I had done some landscaping work for one of the...
  • Ron Drew, vice president of Operations, Safti First
    When Ron Drew joined Safti First in 2006, he brought with him 18 years of lean manufacturing experience and the 5s manufacturing methodology, increasing workplace efficiency and morale from day one. Supporting the company’s Merced, Calif., facility, Drew ensures Safti First stands behind its U.S.-based manufacturing promise by offering skilled job opportunities to local residents and overseeing...
  • Mark Funke, owner/installer, Funke Glass & Glazing
    Mark Funke wasn’t looking for a career in the glass industry when he started at Franklin County Glass after graduating high school in 2001. However, more than 10 years later, Funke now owns his own glass business, Funke Glass & Glazing in Rosebud, Mo., specializing in custom shower enclosures, custom mirrors, glass replacement, glass table tops, commercial storefronts and automotive glass....
  • The votes are in and the industry has spoken, naming best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, the program once again 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...
  • Digital Glass Visualizer, PPG Industries
    Glass color is a key factor in the product selection process but often the most difficult for architects to visualize. To help them understand how a glass product will look when installed on a commercial building, PPG has developed a Web-based Digital Glass Visualizer.
  • Penthouse Steam Enclosure, Met-tec Shower Enclosures
    This enclosure is from Met-tec’s Monumental custom, solid-brass, framed shower enclosure line, made from solid brass extrusions—plated to match the bathroom shower fixtures—for use with ½-inch clear, tempered glass.
  • Suntuitive, Pleotint LLC
    Pleotint’s proprietary Suntuitive interlayer does not rely on electriricy or software, so it transitions seamlessly between light and dark affordably without the threat of failure from these systems, according to Pleotint.
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters, Architectural Glass & Aluminum
    The headquarters building in Los Altos, Calif., is the largest Net Zero building in the state, according to glazier Architectural Glass & Aluminum.
  • MirroView, NSG Pilkington North America
    Pilkington North America introduced MirroView, a product designed to conceal the appearance of television displays and video screens.
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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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    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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