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  • TRENDING FABRICATOR TOPICS: MARKET GROWTH, COMPANY EXPANSIONS, JUMBO SIZES AND MORE
    01. Sales increase in 2018. Seventy-one percent of Top Glass Fabricator respondents reported an increase in sales from 2018, the same percentage that reported year-over-year gains in 2017. However, it is down from 2016, when 88 percent of respondents reported gains. In 2018, 24 percent reported no change in sales, while five percent reported lower sales. 02. Fabricators take on jumbo glazing....
  • McCormick & Co.’s new global headquarters in Baltimore features 85,000 square feet of glass, with insulating glass units fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz. Studios Architecture stripped an existing utilitarian building to its foundation. But, installing a modern glass façade on the older building proved a challenge, especially fitting a new curtain wall system onto an existing structure, says...
  • Above: Gemma Martini (in black, second row), CEO of Vitrum Glass Group, with the all-women Insulating Glass Unit assembly team. Martini founded the company 22 years ago with her brother, Thomas Martini, who is the president of Vitrum. The siblings’ family was in the window industry.  Below: Kelly Goetz (second from right) president of InKan Ltd. Goetz grew up in the family business, doing...
  • Top Glass Fabricators Succeed with Jumbo Sizes, Expanded Capacity and Increasing Complexity
     IMAGIC GLASS­, AGNORA | RICHARD MILLE, FLAGSHIP STORE The Manhattan flagship store for Richard Mille, a luxury watch brand, sports a stunning glass entranceway thanks to carved feature glass fabricated by Imagic Glass. The company founder, Richard Mille, says he selected the New York location to serve as a showcase that will have global visibility. To meet this aesthetic goal, Imagic’s...
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    Further reading & informationThe Glass Advocate | Key Proposals to Watch at ASHRAE 90.1ASHRAE 90.1: Details on increased stringency and proposals on holdProduct ShowcaseView the Software Showcase Products  Software, Web Tools and Apps Showcase SubmissionsTop Glass Fabricators - World of GlassThe World of Glass includes North American glass fabricators
  • VIRACON | 801 LINCOLN ROAD | MIAMIGlass and metal combine to create a three-dimensional curtain wall of interlocking triangles on the 801 Lincoln Road building in Miami. The $15-million renovation of the location, a retail and dining destination in the heart of Terranova, was designed by Shulman+Associates, with glass fabricated by Viracon. The glass provides both energy control and impact safety...
  • Today's glass industry is automated, connected and efficient. Manufacturers incorporate industry 4.0 solutions to maximize productivity and quality. Glaziers utilize tools to tackle complex projects and seamlessly communicate with suppliers and customers. Glass shops offer customer-facing ordering and design solutions. All of this is made possible through increasingly sophicsticated software,...
  • Forensic analysis uncovers the cause of insulating glass failures
    Clockwise from top left: • Attendees at the November 2018 IGMA Investigating IGU Failures Workshop perform a forensic analysis on failed insulating glass samples. All demonstration photos in this article were taken during the workshop.  • To test a unit for gas fill, quality control personnel can use a non-invasive gas-measuring device, such as the Sparklike Handheld from Sparklike Oy (...
  • High-quality glass depends on excelling at the essentials and building a culture where everyone is empowered to make a difference.
    An automated insulating glass line at the Sedak, fabrication facilities. Photo courtesy of Quanex Building Products.Shipping high-quality products is the lifeblood of any glass manufacturer, but how we work toward that goal has changed in recent years. Between a skilled labor shortage, the ongoing proliferation of automation and robotic technology for glass manufacturing, and other new trends,...
  • Factory advancements address challenges with labor, production costs, more stringent energy codes and more
    Above: Lights-out, complete automation is now possible for glass fabricators. Articulating robots, such as the loading/unloading system on the pictured LandGlass Cyclone tempering oven, are key to this automated future. Below: Vacuum insulated glass has arrived. VIGs, such as the LandVac from LandGlass, landglass.net, can be fabricated into a hybrid insulating glass unit on a fabricator’s...
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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...
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    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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