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    Links to further reading & informationInsights on HiringThe full Workforce Development seriesDownloadable resources for hiring, improving culture and retaining employeesThe full-length AAMA webinarNational Glass AssociationTips for Glass Handling SafetyMyGlassClass.comEmployee Safety GuideNews to Know2019 in Review AGC Glass Begins Production at its Tennessee Plant YKK AP...
  • There are no guarantees in owning a business except for one: the owner will eventually exit their business, voluntarily or involuntarily. That is why planning for the owner and the business is critical.This article presents three key considerations for owners as they plan for their exit. I call them the Three Elephants in the Room: taxes, succession and planning for what’s next. TaxesThere...
  • Misclassifying workers puts companies at risk of penalties, fines and even criminal charges
    There is a battle in most states these days regarding how to define when an independent contractor is actually an employee. It is a battle that involves politics, legislatures and voters. And for companies misclassifying workers there are real risks of penalties, fines and even criminal charges.Two perspectives on this battle can be seen in California and Arkansas. In 2019 each state passed...
  • Industry Snaps Show Interior Glass Innovation
    In its fourth year, Glass Magazine’s Reader Photo Contest is highlighting exceptional glass in the interior. Editors asked for submissions showcasing innovative interior glass applications, from staircases to glass partitions. The Photo Contest is intended to celebrate what’s possible with interior glass and to recognize the complexity and aesthetic value of these industry products, which are...
  • Privacy, security, daylighting and more
    The demand for natural daylight in the spaces where people live and work is on the rise. Natural daylight has proven to boost productivity, improve mood and enhance well-being, making it critical in workplaces, schools and health care facilities. Meanwhile, design trends have shifted from private and enclosed rooms, toward collaborative spaces that fuel discussion and transparency. Glass makes...
  • Low labor participation rate requires employers to get creative
      Since Glass Magazine began covering the post-Recession labor shortage in 2014, a similar theme has been clear throughout: the process of recruiting and retaining employees is constant and ever-changing. Every aspect of the process—from recruitment tactics to branding to labor pools to internal procedures—must adapt to new types of hires and new challenges. ResourcesConsider getting...
  • Safety ResourcesMyGlassClass.comMyGlassClass.com from the National Glass Association, offers online safety courses that cover topics ranging from safe glass handling to aerial lifts, to fall protection, to personal protect equipment. Employee Safety GuideThe “Employee Safety Guide: Creating a safer glass and glazing industry” from the NGA offers information on topics from safe operation of...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    Utah and Oklahoma Launch Glazier Apprenticeship Programs The Utah Glass Association’s Apprenticeship Class of 2022, with Tom Jackson, President of Steel Encounters, and the Utah Glass AssociationThe Utah Glass Association recently launched a four-year glazier apprenticeship program that allows glaziers to earn a Journeyman certification recognized countrywide. Approved by the U.S. Department...
  • Education, advocacy and technical content from the NGA
    Challenges and Opportunities in the Battle for the WallBetween 2010-2014, the industry successfully fought off attempts to significantly reduce the amount of window area prescriptively allowed in the building standards, which many called “The Battle for the Wall.” Five years later, how’s the battle going?As a result of the initial battle, the various committees learned two key points. First,...
  • Right: A lite of curved ultra thin glass on display at the Glass Technology Live pavilion during glasstec 2018. Photo by Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann. In October, I attended an educational event at the top of Chicago’s John Hancock Building, where the glass-enclosed Tilt! attraction offers visitors a thrilling downward-facing view of the city from 1,000 feet in the air. The event,...
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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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