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  • Review the nominations in the presentation by clicking on the arrows. You may also open and play the presentation at full screen.The form to vote appears underneath the presentation. Vote by filling out the form for any or all of the product categories. Votes must be submitted by close of business June 26.    Fill out my Wufoo form!
  • Family Businesses and Established Companies Dominate
    The annual Top 50 Glaziers list represents what Glass Magazine editors believe to be the largest contract glazing companies serving the United States, based on reported sales volumes. Glazing firms are ranked within each sales category. Information from 49 of the Top 50 listed companies was reported directly to Glass Magazine editors from the companies’ survey submissions, or from financial...
  • Labor, Scheduling, Tariffs Among Top Challenges
    Crawford Tracey Corp. | 801 Lincoln Rd.| Miami Beach, FL | Photo by Emilio CollavinoFor the sixth consecutive year, Top 50 Glaziers have identified labor as a top challenge. More than half of respondents—55 percent—reported increased difficulty finding workers year-over-year. Glaziers and field laborers are the most difficult to find, according to 74 percent of respondents. About a third of...
  • Commercial Construction, Northeast Region, Drive Market
    Right: Market conditions in 2018 compared to 2017. The bidding environment showed signs of mild improvement in 2018. About half of reporting Top 50 companies posted higher bid levels, with only about 5 percent reporting a decline. Competition remained steady as 59 percent of companies said levels were the same as the year prior. About a third of companies also reported an increase in...
  • Sales Up, But Signs of Slowing?
    Giroux Glass | Pechanga Resort and Casino | Temecula, CA | Photo by Brian PeregrinaThe glazing market remained strong in 2018, with gross sales for Top 50 Glaziers at nearly $4 billion. A slight majority of Top 50 Glaziers—55 percent—reported year-over-year growth from 2017 to 2018. Eight Top 50 companies opened new locations or expanded existing facilities. And expansions and new locations meant...
  • Architectural Wall Systems | Krause Gateway Center | Des Moines, Iowa | Photo by Michel DenancéThe following report captures the current market reality of the glazing industry. Glass Magazine’s annual Top 50 Glaziers program, now in its 27th year, looks at the health of the glazing market by surveying top glazing companies about sales, bid levels, profit margins and staffing. Market statistics...
  • How brand awareness and company assessment factor into recruiting and company culture
    In the article Investing in the #1 Asset, sources shared insights on how strong personnel relationships build better businesses. Part of the relationship equation relies on how employees see the company they work for. Here, brand awareness comes into play as part of the personnel equation, as does improving company leadership. Brand awareness While retaining quality employees is a huge focus...
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    Further reading & informationQ&A: Sisecam’s Ahmet Kirman discusses the “age of glass” and Şişecam’s place in itSpecial ReportTariffs and Taxes: One year inGlassBuild America 2019 Product Preview: Get a sneak peek of some of the products exhibitors plan to feature at the show. Workforce Development SeriesBuilding Better BusinessHow brand awareness and company assessment factor into...
  • CEO Ahmet Kirman discusses the “age of glass” and Şişecam’s place in it
    Turkey’s Şişecam Group, sisecam.com, has grown into a global producer of flat glass, container glass, fiberglass, and soda and chrome compounds. The multifaceted firm operates 43 production facilities in 13 countries on three continents, and employs a workforce of 22,000. In 2017, the group increased its total consolidated net sales revenue by 32 percent year over year to $3.1 billion, and...
  • Strong personnel relationships build better businesses
    Business leaders often say people are their number one asset. People make business run. The industry is feeling this need for people now more than ever as demand is up, but the labor shortage and struggle to keep top-quality employees continues. Additional resources to download5 Dysfunctions of a Team Best Practices for Effective Feedback Developing Others Three Perceptual PositionsEnsuring...
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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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