Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Recommended solutions and options to avoid
    The primary responsibility of a business owner or company manager is to make sure that employees are always paid on time. Nothing erodes company morale and employee goodwill more than missing payroll.  In my experience financing distressed businesses, few companies ever recover from missing payroll. By the time they reach that point, the situation is already so dire that little can be done....
  • Financing the purchase of a company is a complex procedure. This article offers an introduction to the purchase process for potential buyers interested in looking to expand their glass business by acquiring another company, or looking to get into the glass industry by buying an existing company. Note, any potential buyer should work directly with professionals to guide them through the process....
  • One great way to start the business year is to take steps to improve your cash flow. If owners take some small steps today, they can ensure that their businesses end the year stronger than they started. This article discusses seven steps that help improve cash flow. The first six are things that an owner can do today to make their company stronger and more resilient. Most steps are easy to take...
  • Companies investing again as market begins to pick up speed
    Every year, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo provides an opportunity to gauge the state of the industry in terms of investment and product development activity, business conditions within the supply chain, and overall economic health. This year was no different, with more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors taking the show floor, September 10-12, in Atlanta. Reflecting a...
  • Virginia Glass Products’ CEO shares his views on the current market...and who he’d most like to join him on the golf course
    As told to Max PerilsteinIn an interview with Glass Magazine contributor Max Perilstein, John Korff, president and CEO of Virginia Mirror Co. and Virginia Glass Products, discusses VGP’s recent product diversification and current market conditions.Max Perilstein: You are somewhat new to our industry. What brought you here, and how do you like it so far?John Korff: I was hired in 2009 as COO, and...
  • When commercial construction starts plummeted in 2009, the cover of the Glass Magazine forecast issue read: “We’ll use adversity to our advantage.” Four years later, that prediction is coming true, as glass and glazing companies emerge from what many describe as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. It has been a difficult stretch for all of us. And while we still have a long way...
  • How to value your glass business
    Independent of the economic environment, operators and shareholders of glass companies―from retailers to distributors, and contract glaziers to fabricators―need to think about value-creating strategies to manage through the business cycles and grow. Let’s start with how to think about valuation. The first step in valuation is determining what you are valuing and why. Are you valuing the equity or...
  • With more customers facing financial problems than in the past, diligently managing collections is a necessity.
  • With more customers facing financial problems than in the past, diligently managing collections is a necessity.
  • What effect has the credit crunch had on your company and/or customers?
    CommercialMichael Haber, managing partnerW&W Glass, Nanuet, N.Y.The current credit crisis is having a profound effect on our business on several fronts. One of the first things that we have experienced is the difficulty in getting paid in a timely manner due to the extensive reporting requirements requested from the various lending institutions. We have also seen several projects put on hold...
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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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