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  • Photos: ©SpacecraftingThe basics: Law firm Lindquist & Vennum renovated its 81,000-square-foot office space in downtown Minneapolis to include a floating spiral staircase. The multi-story stairway with custom glass railing links the office’s three floors at the IDS Center to create an open and brightly lit space.The players: Architect, Plaad LLC, Yellow Dog Studios; general contractor,...
  • In the March 2018 issue, Glass Magazine will present the Top Glass Fabricators Special Report, offering a comprehensive view of the glass fabrication market in the United States and Canada. In addition to the list of Top Glass Fabricators—based on annual sales volume—the report includes market statistics related to sales volume, product demand and acquisition plans, as well as a handful of...
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    Links to further reading & informationCoverMore about this month's cover at Giroux Glass: City National Plaza Gets a Facade Lift Glazier Bulletin: Inside OSHA’s Silica RulesOSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction StandardOSHA silica page, with resources for large and small companiesOSHA guidelines, including the agency’s Small Entity Compliance Guide Closer Look |...
  • Demand for larger sizes and heavier loads makes lifting and handling equipment a necessity for more glaziers
    Recent design trends have introduced more complex systems, larger glasses and heavier units into projects of all sizes—from residential shower enclosures to all-glass skyscrapers. These more complicated products often require additional and more advanced equipment solutions. As a result, glaziers small and large increasingly turn to a growing range of handlers, lifters and manipulators to...
  • A guide to creating a culture of safety and preventing injuries in the glass plant
    Sources: MyGlassClass.com from the National Glass Association; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Glass Safety Awareness Council, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance; Vitro Architectural Glass.Glass plants can be dangerous places to work. They combine the hazards of any manufacturing environment—the fork lifts, ladders and busy aisles—with a heavy, difficult-to-handle and...
  • Six tips for the transport of large lites
    MyGlassTruck.com introduced the Atlas and Patriot (pictured) truck bodies to provide additional payload capacity over van and pickup racks. The truck bodies offer an interior deck and racks to handle larger, bulkier payloads, and have outer racks with continuous side ledges for transporting wide pieces of glass. For glass companies and glazing contractors moving to larger, heavier glass...
  • It’s that time of year when activity on most plant floors slows down for the winter. Busy season is over, and many manufacturers are taking the opportunity to install new equipment. To get the most out of their investment, companies should strive to get new equipment up and running as effectively and efficiently as possible. Owners and plant managers should have a plan, stay communicative with...
  • How new safety regulations will affect glazing companies
    An employee from Glass Solutions Inc. uses a DeWalt hammer drill with vacuum system tool to meet new OSHA silica standards. Photo courtesy of Glass Solutions Inc. Visit GlassMagazine.com/December2017 for links to OSHA silica resources, including: OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard; OSHA silica page, with resources for large and small companies; OSHA...
  • Understanding supplier liability in loading, transport and delivery
    Transportation of goods in interstate or international commerce is heavily regulated. There are laws and treaties governing who, what and how products are moved, allowing standard cargo claims to be resolved quickly. Less regulated, however, are claims brought against the shipper for accidents and injuries relating to securement and loading/unloading of cargo. Our office is beginning to see these...
  • Nicole Harris (at podium), president and CEO of the National Glass Association and members of the boards of directors for the NGA and Glass Association of North America during the Opening Session of GlassBuild America in September. Visit GlassMagazine.com/December2017 for previous releases covering news of the combination. During the Opening Session of GlassBuild America in September,...
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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...