Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • 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.Instagram (Above): Instagram, a photo...
  • 2018 Glass Magazine Award winners showcase complex designs, improved performance and advanced technologies
    Glass Magazine thanks GGI for sponsoring this year’s Glass Magazine Awards.  This year’s Glass Magazine Award winners are innovators, blazing trails in the industry with complex façades, sophisticated manufacturing and design technologies, and multi-faceted high-performance products. The winning projects and products showcase a future-focused industry increasingly defined by innovation...
  • Project success depends on all teams working toward a shared vision
    GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo returns to Las Vegas Sept. 12-14.When it comes to major architectural construction, it’s important to keep the big picture in mind. Creating a major superstructure takes vision, and it takes countless people and teams working toward that vision to make it a reality. It’s about creating harmony among a variety of products and materials, all...
  • Courtesy of HHH Tempering Resources Inc.
    Review referencesAlways ask for other clients to talk to when considering equipment. Fabricators using the equipment can provide valuable firsthand information. Seek word-of-mouth experiencesCheck with fellow fabricators. The glass industry is extremely connected, and there is a good chance a company owner or manager knows someone who has worked with any given supplier.Research supplier...
  • How to meet personal and organizational needs in any relationship
    Partnerships result in a well-defined relationship between people that involves close cooperation, defined roles and responsibilities, and rights for all parties involved. Partnerships stand for two or more people being mutually bound together, working to achieve a common goal, through both the good and tough times. And, they define the strongest of relationships that are not easily broken, and...
  • Construction on the new C.R. Laurence manufacturing and distribution facility in Los Angeles. The project features CRL-U.S. Aluminum Entrances and Window Wall, with installation by Artesia Glass. The glazing industry is experiencing a pervasive dilemma: a growing market with not enough skilled labor to sustain it. Many glazing contractors are limited in the amount of work they can take...
  • Hurricane damage on an office building in Miami following Hurricane Wilma, which hit the Florida coast in October 2005. What happened: The 6th Edition Florida Building Code went into effect on Dec. 31, 2017, and contains a number of updates relevant to the glass and glazing industry. Why it matters: As industry codes continue to evolve and project timelines seem to speed up, it’s...
  • EPDs, LCAs, PCRs: all of these acronyms can be tempting to ignore in today’s busy glass industry. When there are labor issues, tight lead times and other daily pressures to contend with, who has time for acronyms? But what if I told you these acronyms, and the legislation associated with them, could translate to substantial profit loss? What if I told you they affected the use of flat glass in...
  • Photos courtesy of CRL-U.S. AluminumThe basics: The Wilshire Grand Tower is a new 73-story skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. At 1,100 feet it is the tallest building on the West Coast and spent over 20 years in the planning stage. The building includes upscale restaurants, office spaces and the 889-room InterContinental Hotel. A distinct feature of Wilshire Grand is its glass façade,...
  • The basics:  Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology incubator in the United States, officially opened its expansion site, the Global Center for Cleantech Innovation. The historic building is now home to 80 cleantech startup companies that are working to solve climate challenges with hardware-focused innovations. The new Global Center rehabilitated and preserved a century-old industrial...
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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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