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  • Three family businesses transfer to next generation following death, illness and sudden succession
    Business succession is inevitable, but certainly not always well-planned or expected. For a business to survive beyond its current generation, next generation leaders must be willing and able to step up and step into the shoes of a departing owner. This article tells the stories of three industry company leaders who successfully took over leadership from a previous generation of owners, following...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea… showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Bethany Stough. Managing unpredictable workflow patterns is part...
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  • The basics: Hunt Tower is a 235,000-square-foot Class A office building in Rogers, Arkansas. Housing multiple tenants, the vertically oriented building takes advantage of the area’s panoramic views. Two vertical structures make up the 10-story project, one clad in blue metal, the other in green. The high-rise has 11,450 square feet of garden terrace and features over 80,000 square feet of curtain...
  • The basics: Completed in the summer of 2016, the World of Coca-Cola Experience, Disney Springs, Florida, is similar to the original World of Coca-Cola Experience in Atlanta, with a sampling lounge, rooftop bar and merchandise store. Modeled after a 1920s Coca-Cola bottling plant, with many visual nods to the iconic glass bottle, the project is designed as an old-style brick building encased in a...
  • The basics: The 10,150-square-foot Monroeville Business and Technology Center near Pittsburgh currently serves as the business headquarters for PPG’s specialty coatings and materials business unit. The facility opened in 1960 and featured single-pane windows, common in commercial buildings at the time, but notoriously inefficient. The renovation involved the installation of a façade retrofit...
  • The basics: Michigan State University’s new Bio Engineering Facility is a four-story, 130,000-square-foot research laboratory building on the campus in East Lansing. A palette of gray, white and black in glass and metal distinguishes the facility from both the traditional red brick of the campus standard and beige of the cast concrete of the more recent structures. Laboratories have an open-floor...
  • The AIA Product Preview, to be published in the April 2017 issue of Glass Magazine, will feature the glass industry products show exhibitors have on display during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017. This is a free editorial opportunity for AIA exhibitors. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 20. Please contact Bethany Stough, bstough@glass.org, with questions.Fill out my online...
  • The basics:  Opened in March 2016, Ace Hotel New Orleans transformed the 1928 Art Deco, nine-story Barnett’s Furniture building into a 234-room boutique hotel with a vintage-inspired interior. The 184,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail center combines two historic buildings with a new, four-story structure. The project called for multiple window solutions including hurricane...
  • Industry set for more modest spending increases in 2017
    The U.S. construction market will close out 2016 slightly higher than the previous year, with moderate growth continuing through 2017, according to industry forecasters. However, growth in 2016 was slower than expected, and the overall construction market began to show signs of deceleration after two years of steady gains. “Total construction starts during the first half of this year lagged...
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