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  • Top Metal Companies report growth, reinvest in businesses
    How did sales levels in 2017 compare to the previous year? For the sixth consecutive year, over 70 percent of Top Metal Companies reported an increase in sales. Seventy-seven percent of companies said their sales grew in 2017, while 23 percent reported no change. No companies reported a decrease in sales. Which region(s) of the United States saw the most growth in 2018?*Fifty percent of Top...
  • Metal companies point to labor shortage and tariffs as top hurdles
    The ChallengesAbove: What has been your company’s biggest challenge in 2018? Click image for larger view.Tariffs Rising material costs were the number one challenge for Top Metal Companies this year, even surpassing the labor force shortage. Many respondents identified the metal tariffs, 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, as the main source of the increase.  “Material prices...
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    Further reading & informationEditor's Note | Have You Planned for the “One Guarantee” in Running Your Business?An Owner’s Guide to Exit & Succession PlanningNewsAB 262 full commentsSolutions on SiteFor more news from GlassBuild America, check out #GlassBuild and @GlassMag on Twitter, and @glassmagazineNGA on Instagram.See a selection of Glass Magazine's social media...
  • Vibrant GlassBuild America provides venue to address the industry’s top challenge: labor
    Steve Pesek, research and development electrical engineer for GED Integrated Solutions, demonstrates the capabilities of the company's RoboSeal equipment during 2018 GlassBuild America. RoboSeal is a fully automated robotic gas fill, close and seal system for the manufacturer of insulating glass units. Photo by Jann Hendry. What’s keeping glass company owners up at night? Labor—the continued...
  • Companies need to fill jobs. Can recruiters help?
    There are currently more open jobs in the United States than people available to fill them, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Every industry has a labor problem. Every industry must consider how to do business anyway. How to Keep Employees Happy, Beyond PayMoney is rarely the primary reason people leave a company, according to both recruiter and industry sources. Clear communication...
  • Education is crucial when it comes to elevating the knowledge of glass industry offerings among architects, specifiers and building code officials. Industry companies such as Safti First have taken a proactive approach to ensure that knowledge is available to those key parties.  The need for additional industry education about fire-rated glass products in particular became apparent to...
  • Editor’s Note: This article is based on the presentation, Edge Grinding: Safety versus Aesthetic, given by Bill Lingnell, owner of Lingnell Consulting Services, and Urmilla Sowell, director of technical services and advocacy for the National Glass Association during Fall Conference 2018.  As architects and building owners continue to seek glass systems with as little metal as possible,...
  • Well, that time that I thought would take forever has finally come. This is my final article for Glass Magazine, as I’m retiring from the glass industry at the end of this year. It has been a great privilege to have worked with the National Glass Association, the publisher of Glass Magazine, for the past 30 years, and I now close with what I feel to be a fitting article, defining the best lessons...
  • Achieving optimal sound mitigation from glazed office partition systems
    Office interiors must meet an array of aesthetic and functional requirements to accommodate the changing landscape of business environments. One such requirement is the demand for greater acoustic privacy—which is particularly prevalent in applications such as government buildings, law firms, human resource departments and executive offices. Glazed office partition systems are growing in...
  • Fixing the leak
    What happened: ASHRAE continues to push for thermal performance improvements in glass and glazing. The 2019 version of ASHRAE 90.1 specifically looks at the continuity of the thermal barrier.  Why it matters: Achieving thermal performance improvements at the interface of glazing and surrounding construction will require input and effort from designers, suppliers and installers. The...
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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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