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  • For years now, a common refrain has echoed throughout all levels of the glass industry: “we need more people.” The topic highlighted numerous discussions during the Building Envelope Contractors Conference, held March 4-6 in Las Vegas. While there is no silver bullet, several speakers offered important insights on how to ease labor pressures for companies across the industry.  Increase...
  • Glass Magazine is inviting submissions for the 2018 Glass Magazine Awards program. To make sure your company is included in this prestigious awards program, please submit your nomination using the appropriate form below.The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2018.Glass Magazine is also accepting submissions for the 2018 Reader Photo Contest. Read more about the program, and submit photography...
  • Above: The Museum’s front entrance where channel glass is used above the doors on both sides of the lobby area. Below: This interior photograph shows the use of channel glass in combination with insulating clear glass. Photos courtesy of Bendheim.The basics: The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a 430,000 square-foot museum with a handmade brick and channel glass façade. The new...
  • Water infiltration tests are a common sight in Florida following Hurricane Irma’s unexpectedly high level of water damage problems, according to officials from GCI Consultants. Photo courtesy of GCI Consultants. Editor’s Note: To read Lessons from Irma, Part 1, by Dean Ruark, vice president, engineering and product management for PGT Innovations see the April 2018 issue of Glass...
  • How to maintain aesthetics and ensure safety with tubular panic devices
    Photo by Geoff CaptainLife safety and egress are critical considerations in every building, so it comes as no surprise that panic devices play a significant role in the design and installation of entrance systems. Panic devices come in several styles for various door types. With all-glass entrances growing in popularity, however, tubular panic devices are being specified more frequently,...
  • The exterior wall defines the look of the building. It’s often complex. It’s dynamic. It protects occupants from the outside environment. Tracking façade trends is critical for everyone in our industry.  Every year, hundreds of projects come across my desk and into our firm. We win some and we lose some, but we get to at least assess or review all of them. In reviewing those projects, I see...
  • Business loans can be effective tools for financing a glass business. They can be useful if a company wants to purchase additional equipment, buy more inventory, hire employees, launch a new product line, develop a new region or acquire a competitor. If a company is in a growth trajectory, it may need a loan at some point to help with the growth. One of the best resources for business owners who...
  • How technical glass supplier Glassopolis reduces risk of accidents at the loading dock
    Glassopolis employee Winston Gibbons drives a forklift in the loading area of the company’s facility in Toronto. For more than 105 years, the Richards family has managed Glassopolis with a priority on safety. Training, certification, monitoring, responsibility, maintenance and improvement are all parts of our process. Our accident rate is so low that we review published accident reports...
  • 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 Norah Dick, ndick@glass.org.Business cards might seem to be...
  • Documenting the industry’s behind-the-scenes achievements
    The Glass Magazine Reader Photo Contest is intended to provide a glimpse into the everyday experiences of workers in the glass and glazing community, from the factory floor to the jobsite. Readers are invited to submit photographs that highlight the behind-the-scenes achievements and activities that make a final project possible. The winning photos will run in the September issue, coinciding with...
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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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