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  • Combine art and technology to create sculptures in architectural glass
    We often are amused and impressed with the technological or hard side of glass, but neglect the artistic or soft side advancements. Combining the functional and artistic can achieve a different dimension for glass.The combination of art and cutting-edge technology brings about contemporary architecture. Architecture today is about the continuum of time. We explore a more structurally advanced and...
  • Necessary steps for stick, unitized installations
    The installation of a curtain wall system begins long before the glazier ever gets to the job site. The general contractor has selected your company to install the wall. The arrangements have been made for the materials to be delivered to the job site and the wall components have been shipped. What follows is a generalization of the procedures involved with erecting a curtain wall system. By no...
  • Director of technical services & product development
     Education: 1974, bachelor's in civil engineering, University of Pittsburgh; 1978, master's in business, University of PittsburghCareer: 2004-present, director of technical services & product development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; 1974-2004, various positions within PPG's Flat Glass Division, including glass manufacturing, glass fabrication, distribution, commercial construction,...
  •  How many times in your business career have you had to take an approach opposite to the one you thought was right to achieve your targeted outcome? What about in your personal life? Allow me to share an example. During a round of golf, I teed up the ball on a narrow par-four hole. There was a large pond on the right that ran the entire length of the fairway, and I thought I needed to aim...
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  • Family businesses face hurdles moving from one generation to the next
    Most family glass businesses executives interviewed for a three-part series in e-glass weekly said succession planning is one of the most important elements to a successful and lasting family business.  However, 53 percent of respondents to an e-glass poll said they do not have a succession plan in their family business. Thirteen percent said they have a plan, but there is still disagreement...
  • Weekly electronic newsletter celebrates milestone
     During a recent staff meeting at the National Glass Association in front of about 40 employees, Phil James, the president, talked about how much the organization has grown. He told a story about his first NGA Christmas party, which consisted of five people sitting around a table at a restaurant. He also recognized employees who became parents—and grandparents—while working for...
  • You told us what you liked, and we’re giving you more Fabricator fuel surcharges, green glazing at the 2006 AIA convention and a shower door company buy-out were the top stories in e-glass weekly, June 14, 2006 ...
  • From e-glass weeklyAll in the familyWhether large or small, family businesses enjoy a sense of trust and familiarity with family co-workers that eases the decision-making process, according to an e-glass weekly article.Family-owned businesses also benefit from the personal interest family members have in the success of the company, says Thad W. Ziegler, president of Thad Ziegler Glass in San...
  • Today’s workforce comprises four distinct generations, each with its own shared history, biases and core beliefs. Learning what makes each generation tick will advance your ability to recruit and retain technicians and other staff members. Let’s take a quick look at each generation. Note these dates are approximate:• Matures. Born between 1909 and 1949, these individuals came of...
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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...