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    Links to further reading & information Top Glass Fabricators | WorldofGlassMap.comLaunched in 2015, WorldofGlassMap.com offers a comprehensive look at the float glass manufacturing industry, identifying the dozens of float manufacturers operating hundreds of float locations around the globe. New in 2018, Glass Magazine and the National Glass Association are pleased to introduce the all new...
  • Companies tout their complex feats of fabrication
    ViraconBrooklyn Health Center© Terry Wieckert, Abstract PhotographyViracon’s Dip-Tech digital glass printer. An arresting curved façade of decorative glass surrounds the new state-of-the-art Brooklyn Health Center in Brooklyn, New York. To achieve the unique and vibrant wave pattern on the exterior of the building, Viracon provided 50,157 square feet of insulating glass, including over 22,...
  • 1.  A large majority—71 percent—of Top Glass Fabricators reported an increase in sales in 2017. However, this marks a decline from 2016, when 89 percent of companies reported a growth in sales.  2.  Most Top Glass Fabricators increased production capacity in 2017. The reason for many companies is the growing market demand for more specialty glass products, from decorative products...
  • Top Glass Fabricators based on annual sales volume
    Companies are listed in alphabetical order within sales categories.*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 to $500 million ViraconOwatonna, Minn. Employees: 2,200Certifications: IGCCNo. of locations:...
  • Fabricators report sales gains in face of increased complexity, labor struggles and supply concerns
    2017 was a year of strong growth for most U.S. and Canadian glass fabricators, according to Glass Magazine’s annual Top Glass Fabricators report. Eighty-one percent of firms added production capacity during the year, and 71 percent reported year-over-year sales growth, according to the report. Nearly all Top Glass Fabricators—91 percent—report capital acquisition plans, and 86 percent have plans...
  • Healthcare facilities and hospitals look to glass for patient recovery, decorative design, security and more
    Designed for Comfort The glass- and metal-clad Legacy ER in Allen, Texas, is a freestanding emergency and urgent care facility designed for patient comfort and wellness. The 8,500-square-foot building features a modern design and simplified interior layout intended to create a calming environment for patients. Natural light, provided through the curtain wall enclosure, further promotes this...
  • 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.As viewers of HGTV shows like “Tiny...
  • Seven tips for trade show success
    Deceuninck North America received the Best in Show award for Large Booth during 2016 GlassBuild America.Photos by Robb Cohen Photography & VideoTrade shows offer a prime opportunity for companies to cultivate leads, interact with customers, build brand awareness, launch new products and gauge industry trends. To capitalize on trade show opportunities and to ensure trade show success,...
  • How to respond to mistakes or challenges and preserve a company’s reputation
    What happens when, despite a company’s greatest efforts, an order or project doesn’t go as planned? What actions does a company take when it has an unsatisfied customer, or when a miscommunication results in a hiccup with a partner?  The reality of business today is that glass industry companies must do more with less. Not only is the industry dealing with a labor shortage, but it is also at...
  • Financing the purchase of a company is a complex procedure. This article offers an introduction to the purchase process for potential buyers interested in looking to expand their glass business by acquiring another company, or looking to get into the glass industry by buying an existing company. Note, any potential buyer should work directly with professionals to guide them through the process....
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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...
  • Read about the winners
    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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