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  • Insulating glass manufacturers strive for accuracy, repeatability and consistency in seal dispensing. Selecting the proper sealant is critically important; how to accurately dispense the material to maximize performance and minimize waste is just as important. Equipment suppliers offer a variety of pumping systems for insulating glass manufacturing, including piston pumps and spur gear pumps....
  • Managing director, Fenzi Group, Italy
     Education: 1995, Degree in Economic Sciences, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, MilanCareer:  early 2007-present, CEO, Fenzi Group, Italy; 1994, started working at FenziPersonal: Born in Milan; age 37; married, three children  Diversions: Golf, skiing, skeleton, motorboats Connections: Fenzi S.p.A., Via Trieste 13-15, 20067 Tribiano (Milan) Italy, ale@fenzigroup.com,...
  • Internet and television critical to marketing success
     In a world where Wikipedia defines everything, MySpace hosts everyone and YouTube videos are everywhere, glass companies must look beyond traditional print marketing techniques to effectively reach consumers.“Seventy-three percent of adults are online. And 59 percent say they start online when looking for local listings,” said Scott Orth, director of Internet marketing...
  • Inc. 500 Conference through the eyes of a company president
     Each year, Inc. Magazine hosts its annual Inc. 500 Conference for the CEOs of companies who make the famous list of fastest growing private companies in America. This year, for the first time, the list was expanded from 500 to include the 5,000 fastest growing companies. About 1,400 executives accepted their invitation to the conference this past September in Chicago. For two days and three...
  • Glass companies lag behind consumers when it comes to online marketing and selling. Although most consumers say they start online when looking for local listings, the majority of glass companies still dedicate most of their marketing dollars to print media ...
  • Part two of three in the e-glass special series on marketing.A search for “glass shower door” on YouTube results in videos of professional glass shower enclosure installations and commercials for glass and hardware manufacturers. The widespread use of YouTube has some glass company executives working the site into their marketing strategies...
  • How to take the bumps out of your next truck purchase
     Dreaming of a new truck? Turn your dreams into reality, while avoiding the nightmare of buyer’s remorse, by doing some clear-eyed strategic planning long before stepping foot onto a dealer’s floor. A little bit of research, combined with a few truck-buying tips, will result in years of safe and productive job-site glass deliveries made in a truck right for you, your budget and...
  • Part one of three in the e-glass special series on marketing.Design and decorating shows serve as strong marketing tools Glass companies are looking beyond the Yellow Pages to the abundance of home decorating and design television shows to market their products to the mass public....
  • Constant improvement translates to finiancial profitability
     The glass shops that have the best chance of financial profitability are those whose management realizes the need for constant improvement. Just yesterday, I spoke with a successful glass shop owner who said it was more important to continually learn new ways to go to market and improve operations than rely on past successes. If he is able to instill that belief at all levels of his...
  • A well-known saying goes “You never have a second chance to make a first impression.” That’s true about a person or a home as well as a storefront, a business, a hotel, a school or a corporate headquarters. What someone sees outside sets their expectations for what’s inside.  What follows are images of glass entrances from across North America. Click here for...
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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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