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  • One word defines the current state of North American glass fabrication: growing
      Top 5 Architectural Glass Trends Top Glass Fabricators work to meet demand Oversized “We have been acquiring equipment that can meet the [oversized] size requirements … and ensuring that the plant is set up to handle the fabrication process and the correct flow of production.” —Alison Smith, marketing manager, AGNORA. Higher quality “We’re seeing projects with tighter quality...
  • Based on annual sales volume
    See the Top Metal and Glass Fabricators *Annual sales volume is an estimate, not confirmed by the company. **Certification listings are not necessarily comprehensive. They reflect only those certifications publicly promoted by the respective certifying organizations. $250 million to $500 million Viracon Owatonna, Minn.Employees: 2,200Certifications: Safety Glazing Certification Council,...
  • Top Glass Fabricators perfect complex processes to produce unique solutions
    Sun Catchers at Siesta Key Beach Pavilion M3 Glass Technologies Photo courtesy of M3 Glass Technologies. M3 Glass Technologies fabricated five historical sun catchers—laminated digitally printed glass panels—for the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion in Sarasota, Florida. The architect's design called for the glass panels, each 45 3/16 inches by 61 3/8 inches, to serve as permanent public art...
  • Finding more applications for glass in and out of the building
    Throughout the last decade, the industry has made great strides to show that glass can be so much more than a window. Recent advancements of glass products and technologies have opened the door for glass in applications that were traditionally reserved for other building materials. As a result, glass is now commonly seen in applications such as floors, stairs, walls and counters. Additionally,...
  • Buy-sell agreements protect a company in the event of the unexpected
    Editor's Note: This article and the features of AAA Glass & Mirror, Universal Glass Co. and Trident Consolidated Glass, mark the continuation of Glass Magazine’s Exit Planning and Succession series, which ran in six installments during 2016. To view previous articles in the series, visit GlassMagazine.com/March2017. Contingency planning is a critical yet often neglected aspect of protecting a...
  • Three family businesses transfer to next generation following death, illness and sudden succession
    Business succession is inevitable, but certainly not always well-planned or expected. For a business to survive beyond its current generation, next generation leaders must be willing and able to step up and step into the shoes of a departing owner. This article tells the stories of three industry company leaders who successfully took over leadership from a previous generation of owners, following...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough. Managing unpredictable workflow patterns is part...
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  • The basics: Hunt Tower is a 235,000-square-foot Class A office building in Rogers, Arkansas. Housing multiple tenants, the vertically oriented building takes advantage of the area’s panoramic views. Two vertical structures make up the 10-story project, one clad in blue metal, the other in green. The high-rise has 11,450 square feet of garden terrace and features over 80,000 square feet of curtain...
  • Is a top railing required for glass railing?
    Is a top railing required for glass railing? If it is monolithic tempered glass, the simple answer is “yes,” according to the International Code Council. (The 2015 International Building Code has added an exception that permits the elimination of a top rail if laminated tempered glass is used and it is approved by the local code official.)However, it’s not difficult to find glass railing...
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