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  • From left: Jefferson University Prof. Jim Doerfler, Dean Barbara Klinkhammer, first-place winner Emily Potenza, second-place winner Cevan Noell, third-place winner Kaitlyn Cusumano, and AGI’s Stephanie Staub.The Architectural Glass Institute teamed with Philadelphia’s Jefferson University on a student design competition that challenges students to create innovative glass-centric projects, all...
  • Architectural perspectives on potential of glass, possibilities for the industry
    A key takeaway from the 2019 AIA Expo, held in Las Vegas, June 6-8, was the improving and growing connection points between the architecture community and the glass and glazing industry. While this industry is aware of and responsive to specifications and code requirements, an architect’s need for design and function is a big part of determining how to best use glass to satisfy all parties....
  • US remains number-one export destination for industry products
    Exports by Region: Percent share by geographical area. Click on image for larger view.Source: GIMAV 2018 Industry Report, released June 2019. Sales continued to grow in 2018 for Italian flat glass machinery and product companies, with exports capturing a 74 percent share of sales, according to the 2018 Industry Report from GIMAV, the Italian association of manufacturers of glass processing...
  • Education, advocacy and technical content from the NGA
    The Introduction to Glazing Practices course on MyGlassClass.com, included in the Intro to the Glass and Glazing Trade Course Bundle.NGA Offers Workforce Development Resources for New HiresAccess the NGA New Hire Toolkit. Your company’s onboarding process is key to getting new employees up to speed quickly and ensuring their success. According to a 2007 study by the Wynhurst Group, when...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    What do Glass Associations Around the Globe Have in Common?By Michele Nosko director of membership and marketing, National Glass AssociationThe answer is: more than you think. I just returned from the third Convention of International Glass Associations, sponsored by Vitrum, and the Italian Trade Agency. Held in Venice, Italy, the convention brought together 17 international glass associations....
  • Related reading from the Professional Roundtable:  NGA’s Architectural Record Webinar Tackles the ‘Battle for the Wall,’ High-performance Technologies and MoreGrowing Your Fabrication Facility into Industry 4.0Did NYC’s Mayor Really Announce a Ban on Glass Buildings? The design and construction industry has unlocked next-level high-performance building. The industry has the products and the...
  • 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...
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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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