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  • Submit your survey to be considered!
    Glass Magazine will showcase the leading architectural glass and metal companies in its Top Metal Companies report, now its eighth year. Are you eligible?Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior and exterior railings, aluminum composite panels and exterior sun-control products to the glass and glazing...
  • Conversation heads to Atlanta for GlassBuild America 2019
    During the show, follow @GlassBuild and @GlassMag on Twitter for complete event coverage.   GlassBuild America ResourcesScheduleInsider InsightsEducational Opportunities 14th Annual Glazing Executives ForumExpress LearningExhibitor ListProduct Preview For three days in September, glass industry leaders will gather in Atlanta at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo...
  • Not a simple switch
     Related Reading | Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more importantTechnology may be enticing and a solution to some labor woes. However, industry companies are faced with many challenges when considering technology investment. Often at the top of the list is cost. “There are levels of automation and workforce reduction in our...
  • How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important
    The glass and glazing industry is waking up to technology advancements and automation. While some companies have invested in more automated factories for years, industry suppliers and economic forecasters have seen a shift in the past two to three years where this type of investment is growing into a mainstream industry trend. The robots and automated machinery widely on display and sold at...
  • Vitro surveys architects and general contractors about glazing contractor performance
    Source: Vitro Architectural Glass, General Contractor Research on Glazing Industry, March 2019. Click on images for larger view.How can glaziers ensure project success? Stick to the schedule and watch the costs, according to a recent survey of nearly 150 decisionmakers from general contractors and construction management and design firms, published by Vitro Architectural Glass. Vitro officials...
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    Further reading & informationMeeting News2019 AIA Architecture Expo news and blogs: Finding Connection Points at AIA 2019From the Fabricator: AIA Recap and GEF Must-DosPHOTO GALLERY: Glass Takeover at AIA 2019AAMA and IGMA Meeting news:Proposed Unification Tops Discussions at Joint AAMA and IGMA MeetingNews to KnowIndustry Voices Respond to Tariff Policy ChangesEditor's Notes | A Smart...
  • 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.One of the symptoms of the ongoing...
  • Leverage EPDs and HPDs for glazing specification
    As green building becomes the expectation rather than the exception, building owners are asking for evidence that their facilities are as friendly to occupants and to the environment as planned. While building product manufacturers have responded with more sustainable products, many are also taking steps to increase transparency around how those products are made and perform. In the last few...
  • Four credit alternatives for large projects
    Getting a large order can be either a blessing or a source of major problems for a company. It’s an obvious blessing if the company has the resources to fulfill it. However, if the company doesn’t, large orders can create havoc. It must scramble to find the resources to fulfill it. This task is particularly difficult if the business needs funds to pre-pay suppliers. If it cannot find the money,...
  • The legal risks of recruiting and screening potential employees on social media
    Social media is a powerful recruiting tool. It is estimated that upwards of 80 percent of companies currently use social media platforms when recruiting prospective employees. While social media provides information and exposure for those looking to hire and those looking for jobs, the information can also present legal risks. What are the risks? Risks arise in both of the two primary ways social...
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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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