Latest Articles in Retail Glass

  • Innovation reduces cost of production
    At least two equipment manufacturers refine the workings of machinery that tempers and bends glass for architectural, display and shower-door applications without having to construct costly and time-consuming molds for each shape. Glasstech Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio, plans to display the 1,520-millimeter-wide Tight Radius Cylindrical Bending and Tempering System at Vitrum in Milan Oct. 5-8. The...
  • How to build referral business with word-of-mouth marketing
    Word-of-mouth endorsements about your company are powerful. When a customer comes to you because of a recommendation, you have three distinct selling advantages:•   Less selling time. Much of the selling has already been accomplished by your referral source. Trust and believability are key factors in making the first sale, and winning them takes time. These important factors become...
  • LiteSentry machine spies defects before glass leaves the production line
    The Hawkeye Scratch and Defect Inspection System addresses the subjectivity of human inspection and consistently identifies defective glass before it is shipped to the customer or before more processing.
  • A red-carpet preview of the products, exhibitors and seminars
    For three days, industry professionals worldwide will be drawn to Atlanta for a show that has grown to combine architectural glass, glazing and fabrication industries and the residential window and door industry in one venue.
  • By Ann Lallande
    In some municipalities around the country, it can be a challenge for sunroom and patio-enclosure manufacturers to obtain building permits for their products.
  • How to read and put your income statement to good use
    We’re in business to make a profit, and one of the easiest ways to ensure profitability is to familiarize yourself with your income statements. These statements provide the information necessary to determine job costs and to improve your bottom line.   Understanding your income statement There are five major sections to an income statement: gross revenue, cost of goods sold, gross...
  • A starting point
    Contract glaziers, fabricators and glass-shop owners prefer comprehensive business software that keeps track of current and potential orders and manages resources on the back end. Most make do with a custom solution, or a series of programs that serves various purposes. Many readers call and ask for suggestions on where to get business and production software. To that end, Editorial Assistant...
  • Legal pitfalls for contract glaziers
    Many contractors and subcontractors examine their contracts carefully for time of performance and payment provisions but overlook other serious financial risks such as  payment clauses.
  • Tempering requires that the glass gets heated to about 630 degrees Centigrade, or about 1,165 Fahrenheit. It is important to have all areas of the glass at the same temperature as it enters the tempering quench. It also is important to minimize the glass temperature gradients during the time the glass is heating.From the time the glass enters the oven,  keep it riding flat on the ceramic...
  • Are flat-glass transportation issues largely self-inflicted? Participants in the Flat Glass Logistics Council, including four flat-glass manufacturers and three carriers, have pooled data to help readers understand how their business practices affect cost and availability of flat-glass transportation. Look at demandIn a good year, slightly less than 100,000 truckloads of flat glass get hauled on...
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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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