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  • Glass Magazine's annual Reader Photo Contest invited submissions that highlight exceptional interiors—innovative interior glass applications, including decorative installations, glass floors, doors, walls, stairs, partitions and more. Now it's your turn to select the winning images! Please review the gallery of final photos and vote, below, for two winners. The deadline to vote is...
  • Glass Magazine is accepting entries for its 2019 Reader Photo Contest. This year’s contest looks to highlight exceptional interiors—innovative interior glass applications, including decorative installations, glass floors, doors, walls, stairs, partitions and more. Readers are invited to submit photographs related to innovative interior glass projects that highlight the final installation and/or...
  • Inside the technology advancements that make today’s glass factories smarter and more powerful than ever
    Photo courtesy ofA+W Software North America More About Industry 4.0Infographic: The history of industry manufacturing, from Industry 1.0 to todayMachinery and equipment products Ready or not, automation is the future of manufacturing. Companies today have no choice but to embrace Industry 4.0 in its manufacturing practices or run the risk of being left behind, according to leading glass industry...
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    Further reading & informationGlassBuild America 2019PreviewFrom the show floorTwitterFacebookEconomic forecastRecap video and articleStay tuned for the November issue, complete with the State of the Industry, from GlassBuildThe NGA Fall Conference | HeadlinesFall Conference 2019 Kicks Off in ToledoIndustry Leaders Tackle Code, Regulatory and Fabrication Challenges at NGA Fall ConferenceRen...
  • In the summer of 2018, the leadership of Ergo Robotic Solutions, ergorobotic.com, decided to implement computer-aided design and drafting software, or CAD, into its in-house design process. According to Ryan Nudi, director of business operations, the change was motivated by a desire to increase the company’s competitiveness in the current market. “We decided if we wanted to grow, it was one of...
  • Top 5 considerations for stick built and unitized systems
    Butler Plaza, a Gold LEED building in Jacksonville, Florida, is an innovative example of a curtain wall used in an energy efficient design. Photo by Keymark.Key Curtain Wall Design Loads to Consider More informationAAMA 508-14, Voluntary Test Method and Specification for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding SystemsAAMA TIR-A1-15, Sound Control for Fenestration ProductsAAMA 1801-13,...
  • The Bottom LineWe are in a unique time where there is uncertainty but also access to relatively cheap financing.This environment allows companies to improve their safety net, and potentially profits, by leveraging financing. It also allows them to improve cash flow by leveraging vendor payment terms.This opportunity puts companies in a better position to grow, which should be done conservatively...
  • Industry ‘Old Guard’ offers technical insights on iridescence, distortion and more during Fall Conference
    Several of the glass industry’s foremost technical experts gathered at the National Glass Association Fall Conference to discuss top fabrication issues and challenges. Longtime technical leaders and members of the glass industry “old guard,” Chris Barry, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell tackled technical insights on everything from iridescence to optical distortion to glass strength during the...
  • Implement a safety training program. Train, and retrain, employees.
    From slips and falls to cuts and breaks, accidents and injuries in the glass and glazing industry run the gamut. It’s a common assumption that getting hurt on the job in this industry is inevitable, but that can’t be further from the truth. While dangers will always exist, being aware of those dangers and how to properly respond not only increases the overall safety of your crew, but can also...
  • Education, advocacy and technical content from the NGA
    The 2019 Fall Conference included an opening reception at the Glass City’s iconic Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art. Fall Conference Committee UpdatesIndustry technical leaders gathered in Toledo, Ohio, the “Glass City,” in August for the Fall Conference for the National Glass Association. Leading the agenda were discussions of product transparency declarations, need-to-know...
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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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