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  • The basics: 407 N. Maple Drive in Beverly Hills, California, a 95,000-square-foot, four-story office building owned by Tishman Speyer, recently underwent a $10-million renovation. Part of the renovation was a new glass entry lobby and enclosure of the existing colonnade. The addition of the new all-glass entrance, also known as “the jewel,” provides maximum transparency for a visually appealing...
  • Photos by Billy Hustace Photography, courtesy of Winco Windows.The basics: Massive historic steel replica windows breathe new life into several buildings at San Francisco’s historic Pier 70, a California landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Pier 70 sits on approximately 69 acres along San Francisco’s Central Waterfront in the heart of the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Built...
  • Submit your products now!
    The December issue of Glass Magazine will feature new handling and transportation products, including lifters and manipulators, vacuum cups, glass trucks and racks, and more. To make sure your new handling and transportation solutions are included in this special feature, fill out the form below by the deadline of Oct. 17.If you have any questions, comments or trouble submitting this form, please...
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    Further reading & informationOversized, Jumbo or Regular? Key fabrication factors to consider when moving to large sizes  Machine MaintenanceThe October 2015 issue of Glass Magazine ran maintenance checklists for seaming, washing, tempering, insulating, sealing and laminating fabrication machinery, as well as general maintenance. Download those checklists.
  • In push for automation, North American glass fabricators begin to adopt factory robots
    Salem Distributing supplies the Bovone Robotic System from Bovone, which provides automatic loading and unloading of vertical glass edgers, says Mike Rosato, machine sales engineer. At GlassBuild America, the company displayed the system with robots at each end of the edging line. “There is almost no operator intervention,” Rosato says. “You need at least one operator to wheel the frames up...
  • Creating a culture of maintenance for specialty glass fabrication
    Louis Moreau, tech specialist for AGNORA, inspects the Intermac 9000. Photo courtesy of AGNORA Two types of maintenancePreventative maintenance: based on knowing the needs and requirements of the equipment and following those requirements closely and diligently.Predictive maintenance: a proactive approach to maintenance by tracking the history of the equipment, being knowledgeable about...
  • Key fabrication factors to consider when moving to large sizes
    Lifting equipment becomes essential with oversized and jumbo glasses. Pictured is the Jumbo Glass Lifter from Barbaric. Photo courtesy of Matodi. The use of glass over the last decade has grown tremendously, not only in quantity, but also in the size of glass used. Architects favor larger and more energy-efficient glass types for a number of reasons, including aesthetic and optical needs. ...
  • Success with a new technology depends on collaboration, and finding the right partner is almost as important as identifying the right equipment. Adding an innovative offering is not just about making room on the production floor for a new machine. It’s about adding new skills, building a market, creating demand.  For early adopters, the journey can be challenging. As such, it should not be...
  • Two ways to growGenerally, there are two ways to grow a company. An owner can grow a company organically by increasing the client base through marketing. Or the owner can grow through acquisition by purchasing competitors. Organic growth is often slower but less risky. Growth by acquisition can provide quick growth but is often risky.Organic growthOrganic growth is generated by...
  • One path to success is trial and error
    I vividly remember the moment when it dawned on me that every single person—from the most successful business owners and CEOs to the janitor sweeping the floors, the attendant at the gas station and everyone in between—is making things up as they go along. For years, I assumed that, with rank and title, came “the manual.”  I remember the moment when it dawned on me that, “life:...
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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...
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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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