Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • The basics: River Tides at Greystone, located at 1133 Warburton Avenue, in Yonkers, New York, features two new 10-story towers set along the Hudson River, with spacious lobby and lounge areas, parking garages, a fitness center and spa, and an outdoor pool deck area. The property is within walking distance of the Greystone station of the New York Metro-North Railroad to Manhattan. Window walls up...
  • Handling and transportation product showcase
    A Steel Encounters crew of glaziers installs 35-foot-tall lobby glass at the 111 Main Office Building in Salt Lake City, using a specially designed motorized counterweight system. Photo courtesy of Steel Encounters.Handling and transportation equipment suppliers offer a range of solutions to help companies tackle bigger and more complex projects, and move glass more safely and efficiently....
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    Further reading & informationA Safer Workplace: Safety ResourcesOSHA resources for PPE religious exemptionsSafety is a Moral Imperative by Ron ParkerJune 2016Most Important Considerations for Developing a Safety Program by Ron ParkerJune 2016The Dangers of Shortcuts and Workarounds by Mike BurkDecember 2016Staying Out of Harm’s Way: Cooperation Among Coworkers is Critical to Avoiding On-...
  • Track project earnings, billings, unexpected costs and more
    Accurate backlog calculations are critical to every glazing contractor. Backlogs provide a clear picture of current profit margins and available resources for ongoing and future projects. They help a company determine whether it has the resources to take on new jobs and help estimators produce better bids. They help direct a company on everything from when to hire new employees to when to invest...
  • A guide to safety on the jobsite and in the plant
    Glaziers use hand-held vacuum cups during an installation. Such tools are essential to safe glass transport and installation, says Joe Schiavone, director of sales for C.R. Laurence Co. Photo courtesy of C.R. Laurence Co. Safety ResourcesMyGlassClass.com MyGlassClass.com, from the National Glass Association, offers online safety courses that cover topics ranging from safe glass handling, to...
  • MI Windows achieves OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs star for safety
    MI Windows and Doors earned a Voluntary Protection Programs star at its Prescott Valley, Arizona, manufacturing facility. The location employs 300 team members with two-shift operation in most production areas.Editor’s Note: This article is based on the safety roundtable held at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, 2018 Fall Conference The Occupational Safety and Health...
  • Three useful tools for supply chain management
    Behind-the-scenes of the packaging and shipping process at the Portals warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri.Supply chain management is a massive part of doing business. Yet, for many managers, it does not get the focus or appreciation it truly deserves. And, with supply oversight comes inventory—a scary process for many.  The process of maintaining inventory can bring an absolute panic to...
  • F. Barkow Inc. owner discusses why he loves his job, how he runs his business, and what’s ahead
    Clockwise from left: 1) John Weise in front of an F. Barkow glass truck at the company’s Milwaukee headquarters. 2) An employee cleans and polishes a glass rack prior to shipping. 3) Employees build a custom glass rack. All employees are cross-trained on each job throughout the plant.F. Barkow Inc., founded in 1879, began manufacturing horse-drawn commercial wagons on Water Street in downtown...
  • Key considerations when using vacuum lifters with large glass
    Above: A multi-story window wall installation with roof overhang using Wood’s Powr-Grip’s MR16 and counter-balancer option. Courtesy of Wood’s Powr-Grip. Is a vacuum lifter the right tool? Is a vacuum lifter the right tool for a big glass project? Vacuum lifters can be a practical solution for many large glass applications. Consider using them if a job benefits from the following: Access to edges...
  • How to be prepared when accidents happen
    Regardless of where a company is involved within the transportation market, an important step in managing transportation risk is being prepared when an accident occurs.Accidents happen. Claims happen, too. Whether it’s a lawsuit, a worker’s compensation issue, or otherwise, transportation-related actions are a specialty. They often involve regulations and theories of liability that might be...
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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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