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  • Number and Percentage of Fatalities, by Event or Exposure, 2010-2012Source of data: Preventing Fatalities in the Construction Industry 2017 report from the Associated General Contractors of America and Myers-Lawson School of Construction, Virginia Tech.Researchers from the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, in collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of America,...
  • I have a 10-year-old beagle who, in classic beagle fashion, is principally guided by her sense of smell and instinct for the hunt. Once in puppyhood, she slipped her leash during a walk to bound across a busy four-lane road in pursuit of a squirrel. She survived, unscathed, thanks to the swift reactions of several drivers. But, the near miss led to immediate changes, including a tighter...
  • 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 Bethany Stough, bstough@glass.org.Travel can be stressful for...
  • Photos by Blue Water Convention Center, County of St. Clair, Michigan, courtesy of Tubelite Inc.The basics:  Located about one hour’s drive from Detroit, the Blue Water Convention Center is the final piece of the private-public redevelopment offering waterfront views in the City of Port Huron, Michigan. The 40,000-square-foot, $9 million event facility’s Great Lakes Reception Hall features...
  • Among the leading metal companies in the United States and Canada are several companies that also have stand-alone glass fabrication facilities. Due to their unique product offerings, they are ranked separately from the Top Metal Companies. Services and number of locations are limited to metal fabrication only. For information on these companies’ glass fabrication capabilities, please see Pages...
  • Photos by Greg Galloway of YKK AP America Inc.The basics:  The Troubadour, a 184-room luxury boutique hotel, is part of the heart and history of downtown New Orleans. After a 1972 fire, the hotel was renovated and reopened in December 2016. Design goals included replicating the original appearance of the historic building while withstanding the city’s extreme heat and hurricane...
  • North America’s top metal companies based on annual sales volume
    EFCO Corp. Nic on 5th // Minneapolis Photo courtesy of Farm Kid Studios Inc.Nic on 5th, a 26-story luxury high-rise apartment building located in Minneapolis, provides clear views of the city and meets LEED certification, due in part to metal systems from EFCO Corp., efcocorp.com. EFCO helped contribute to the building’s views with 52,908 square feet of its series 8101 Project Windows and...
  • Top metal companies adjust procedures to maintain growth in a challenging construction environment
    1. How did sales levels in 2016 compare to the previous year?Ninety-two percent of responding Top Metal Companies reported an increase in sales from 2015 to 2016, and no companies reported a decrease in sales. This is the fifth consecutive year that more than 70 percent of Top Metal Companies have reported a sales increase. 2. What are your company's future investment or expansion plans...
  • Tips From Top Metal Company Survey Respondents
    What Has Been Your Company’s Biggest Challenge In 2017?46% Labor & Training19% Lead Times8% Code Changes & Regulations8% Capacity4% Healthcare & administrative concerns4% Pricing How Top Metal Companies Are Tackling The Biggest Challenges Head-On  TIPS FOR LABOR & TRAININGTrain from within for specific skill sets.Invest in continuing education training...
  • Metal manufacturers invest in training, automation and technology to meet customer demands and maintain success
    C.R. Laurence–U.S. AluminumMetropolis // Los Angeles Photo by Geoff Captain, courtesy of C.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum. Metropolis, a mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles, sprawls over 6.3 acres and includes three residential towers, a hotel, a 60,000-square-foot retail pavilion, as well as high-end restaurants.The expectedly tight schedule of such a large, urban-set project was...
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