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  • U.S. contract glaziers see higher sales in face of a growing labor shortage, constraints on supply, and increasing project complexity
    Seventy-one percent of Glass Magazine’s Top 50 Glaziers reported an increase in year-over-year sales in 2014. This marks the third consecutive year in which at least two-thirds of Top 50 companies saw growth. 2014 was also a year of more meaningful growth for many Top 50 companies. Ten companies saw sales increase 50 percent or more compared to 2013, with four companies reporting a doubling in...
  • No. 2 Enclos Corp.Jerome L. Greene Science CenterNo. 14 Haley-Greer Inc.Metro National TreehouseNo. 21 Giroux GlassMadera County CourthouseNo. 25 Juba Aluminum Products Co.One Franklin Park See also the 2015 Top 50 Glaziers... Intro The List The Projects The Market The Trends
  • The basics: Columbia University’s 10-story Jerome L. Greene Science Center features a striking 175,988- square-foot building envelope, consisting primarily of floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The façade system incorporates six wall types, including high performance structural façades, double skin walls, and a series of metal and glass canopies and vestibules. The center is the first building...
  • The basics: Architects of the new Madera County Courthouse in Madera, California, looked to echo the landscape of the surrounding Yosemite Valley in the design and material choices for the 111,500-square-foot building. In addition to the Sierra White granite in the central atrium, and wood-wrapped interior walls in the lobby, the building is highlighted by a “waterfall-like” structural glass wall...
  • The basics: MetroNational’s two-story, 14,700-square-foot Treehouse in Houston, Texas, exemplifies sustainable and biophilic design practices. The state-of-the art building creates a collaborative and innovative work environment with ample access to the outdoor environment, while featuring the upmost in green building technologies and processes. The project is on track to earn LEED Platinum...
  • Historical Statistics: A look at how the Top 50 Glaziers have performed from 2005 to 2014
    This chart depicts the percentage of Top 50 glaziers experiencing year-over-year sales increases and decreases from 2005 to 2014. (Only companies that provided exact sales figures are included.) The percentage of companies reporting gains slipped slightly from 2013, from 74 percent to 71 percent, though the market is experiencing an overall growth trend. Glaziers performed much better than during...
  • Sales continue to expand for Top 50 Glaziers in 2014
    2014 marked another year of growth for most Top 50 Glaziers, with 71 percent of companies reporting an increase in sales from 2013 to 2014, and 29 percent reporting a decrease in year-over-year sales. This marks back-to-back improvements in sales for the majority of Top 50 glaziers, as 74 percent of glaziers reported y-o-y sales increases from 2012 to 2013. See The Trends for additional...
  • Top 50 U.S. glaziers based on 2014 sales
    Correction: In the print version of this article in the May issue, Kovach Inc. was ranked incorrectly due to misreported information from the company. Kovach should have been ranked 10th, not 27th, with 2014 sales between $50 and $100 million. Contract glazing sales for the company increased 67.4 percent year-over-year, not the previously reported 140.4 percent.The corrected rankings for...

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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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