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  • Photovoltaic industry offers significant growth opportunities for glass companies
    The PV industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in this developing industry. Click here for a free PDF download of this article.
  • How do you manage each phase?
    This chart shows the phases of the cycle and management objectives for each phase on a year-over-year basis. Click here for a free PDF of the chart.
  • What you should know
    Read about the 10 ways to bring your company through the credit crunch. Track the consumer loan delinquency rate, decrease in money borrowed and increase in interest rates. Click here for a free PDF download of the article.
  •   EdgetechOfficials from Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, promoted Todd Haney to director of operations and hired Keith Berg as a Florida-based technical service representative.Haney will be responsible for manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and mixing technology. He joined the company in 2004 as engineering manager and before that, worked for six years at Lauren...
  • September is National Preparedness Month, and you don’t have to look far to find businesses and households dealing directly with the subject. Emergency preparedness is no longer the concern of only those located on the coast of Texas or Louisiana facing hurricanes, or in California’s earthquake zone, or in the Midwestern tornado alley. Last week’s observance of the Sept. 11...
  • Innovative way to install glass panels
     C.R.Laurence's variety of glass railing and windscreen systems provide glass professionals with many choices and installation methods. The company recently developed a proprietary glass installation system that reduces installation time by 50 percent. The Dry Glaze Taper-Loc System uses a horizontal taper lock design, rather than a vertical wedge system.Designed to self-center the glass...
  • Riverpoint Center in Phoenix
    The $107 million, 630,000-square-foot Riverpoint Center, completed in November 2007, provides office space for more than 6,000 workers employed by Apollo Group's corporate headquarters and online operations that support the University of Phoenix and other educational programs. Three new buildings, one 10-story and two six-story, were constructed on a 37-acre site.Architects designed the buildings...
  • Good hires are more than just a strong resume
    Industry managers say hiring an applicant with a personality that will fit with the company team can be more beneficial than simply hiring someone with a strong skill set.  Larger lite sizes with low-emissivity coatings often necessitate that the products be heat-strengthened or tempered to prevent thermal or mechanical stress breakage  
  • Survey shows members use common strategies
    The 2007 NGA Competitiveness Survey examined the operations practices and performance metrics of contract glaziers, glass manufacturers and dealers/retailers.
  • What effect has the credit crunch had on your company and/or customers?
    CommercialMichael Haber, managing partnerW&W Glass, Nanuet, N.Y.The current credit crisis is having a profound effect on our business on several fronts. One of the first things that we have experienced is the difficulty in getting paid in a timely manner due to the extensive reporting requirements requested from the various lending institutions. We have also seen several projects put on hold...
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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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