Industry reports, posters and downloads

Top Metal Companies     

Now presented as a sortable Excel file, these reports include:

  • The Top Metal Companies in the United States and Canada, organized by sales range category, including general information, locations and fabrication services.
  • The Top Metal and Glass Companies in the United States and Canada, organized by sales range category, including general information, locations and fabrication services.
  • Contact information, including addresses and phone numbers for headquarters, additional locations and company executives.

 

2017 Top Metal Companies (Excel file)
2016 Top Metal Companies (Excel file)
2013 Top Metal Companies (27-page PDF)
2012 Top Metal Companies (17-page PDF)

 

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Top Glass Fabricators

Now presented as a sortable Excel file, the report includes:

  • Contact information, including names, email addresses, mail addresses, phone numbers and websites
  • Estimated gross annual sales
  • Number and location of all fabrication plants
  • Searchable database of locations and services

2017 Top Glass Fabricators Report (Excel file)
2016 Top Glass Fabricators Report 
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2015 Top Glass Fabricators Report (34-page PDF)
2013 Top Glass Fabricators Report (32-page PDF)
2012 Top Glass Fabricators Report (32-page PDF)

 

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Poster of Top Glass Fabricators    

This 30-inch by 20-inch poster graphically displays the top glass fabricator locations in the United States. Great for easy reference on your office wall or bulletin board, one side shows a map with the exact city location of fabricators and the total number of fabricators in each state. The other side provides detailed lists of company names by state and type of fabrication: tempered, insulating, decorative and laminated.

2014 Top Glass Fabricators Poster 

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Top 50 Glaziers  

The annual Top 50 Glaziers report is being presented as an Excel file! The report includes:

  • The list of companies and their rank plus the number of offices, number of full-time employees, total number of employees and estimated gross sales for current and previous years
  • Contact information, including address, website, phone number and contact person
  • Searchable database of locations 

2017 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report (Excel file)
2016 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report 
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2015 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report (35-page PDF)
2013 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report (39-page PDF)
2012 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report (39-page PDF)
2011 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report (42-page PDF)
2010 Top 50 Glaziers Special Report (32-page PDF)

 

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All about Glass and Metal: A Guide for Architects & Specifiers 

With newly updated sections, this comprehensive guide combines all of the information in Glass Magazine’s “All About Glass and Metals” six-part series into one, easy-to-read report. Designed to help architects and specifiers navigate the world of glass and metal, the guide answers frequently asked questions about building structure, glazing specifications, interior glass, protective glazing, building orientation, and complex façades with specifics that include:

  • Glass and wall system definitions
  • Current standards and specifications  
  • Tips by glazing specification section: performance, products and installation  
  • General tips regarding specification of interior glass and protective glazing  
  • Real-world examples of building orientation, interior glass and protective glazing applications  
  • Process challenges of complex façades
  • Market and product trends

All About Glass and Metal (79-page PDF)

 

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Glass and Metals 601 (2015)     

In part six of Glass Magazine’s “All About Glass and Metal” series, the challenges of designing and building complex façades are examined. Specifics include: 

  • Going beyond design-bid-build process
  • Computer modeling and mockups
  • Process challenges for the entire project team
  • Case studies
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Glass and Metals 501 (2014)     

In part five of Glass Magazine’s “All About Glass and Metal” series, the importance of building orientation when specifying glass and glazing is examined. Specifics include: 

  • How orientation affects performance measurements
  • Impact of location and site on design
  • Potential soutions for façcade elevations
  • Design and modeling tools
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Glass and Metals 401 (2013)      

In part four of Glass Magazine’s “All About Glass and Metal” series, the guide examines the trends, applications and new product options for security glazing products (ballistic, bomb and burglary resistant). It also looks at fire-rated glazing, which is increasingly being asked to do double-duty in terms of fire and ballistic protection. Specifics include:

 Types of scurity glazing

  • Security glazing and fire-rated glass FAQs
  • The most common specification mistakes in protective glass and glazing applications
  •  Threat-resistant design recommendations
  • Architectural applications
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Glass and Metals 301 (Updated 2018) 

Updated in April 2018, part three of the “All About Glass and Metal” series provides an introductory look at interior glass and the design possibilities it offers for nonresidential applications. The four sections address:

  • Trend Watch: larger sizes, decorative designs and more
  • Built for People: interior glass maximizes health and performance
  • Heavy Glass Door Guidelines: best practices for design
  • Glass Railing: code changes to watch
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Glass and Metals 201 (Updated 2017) 

Updated in 2017, this guide offers information about glazing specifications. The guide includes:

  • A list of common errors and how to avoid them
  • Fire-rated trends and specification challenges
  • Standards and test methods
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Glass and Metals 101 (Updated 2016)

Designed to help architects and specifiers navigate the world of glass and metals, this guide addresses glass and glazing performance values, load requirements, codes and standards, and  basic product definitions. The guide includes:

  • Illustrated window and curtain-wall glossary
  • Building schematic identifying various glazing products
  • Answers to architects' frequently asked questions
  • Current standards and specifications
  • Resources for additional information
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Guide to Decorative Glass (2011)

     

From the May 2011 issue of Glass Magazine comes to Guide to Decorative Glass. The guide includes definitions, options, and applications for fifteen different kinds of decorative glass. Each concise section includes a photo of a practical application of each type of glass.

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