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  • 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...
  • On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order. With respect to Buy American, the executive order calls on federal agencies to “scrupulously monitor, enforce, and comply with [existing] Buy American laws, to the extent they apply, and minimize the use of waivers, consistent with applicable law.” To aid in this, the executive order requires: The...
  • Impact-resistant technologies on display at the 11th Glass+Metal Symposium
    Jeff Rigot, sales rep for Viracon, speaks during the 11th Glass+Metal Symposium in Fort Lauderdale. Visit GlassMagazine.com/November2017 for additional coverage of the Glass+Metal Symposium. For many of the attendees of the Glass+Metal Symposium, held Oct. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hurricane safety is a matter of professional understanding, as well as personal experience. The event...
  • Summary: The 2018 International Building Codes clarify the deflection criteria to be used in the design of glass wall systems by adding reference to AAMA TIR-11 Maximum Allowable Deflection of Framing Systems for Building Cladding Components at Design Wind Loads. This article concludes Julie Ruth’s discussion of changes to the 2018 International Codes in Glass Magazine. Read all of Ruth’s...
  • Increase productivity with a two-sided glass drilling station
    Above: A two-sided drilling machine drills part of the way through from the back then the rest of the way through from the front, which creates a clean hole with none of the blowout that happens with one-sided drilling. Pictured, CRL Machinery's TD25 vertical two-sided glass drill. Below right: While traditional tripod glass drilling machines are still widely used in many fabrication...
  • I recall a glass association banquet back in the late ‘90s when, at the end of the event, door prizes were awarded to winners whose tickets were drawn from a large box. During the drawing, a few gentlemen I was sitting with became agitated that no one at our table was winning anything and that the winners all seemed bunched together on the other side of the restaurant. Finally, one disgruntled...
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