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May 5, 2015
From Glass Magazine
2015 Top 50 Glaziers

Seventy-one percent of Glass Magazine's Top 50 Glaziers reported an increase in year-over-year sales in 2014. This marks the third consecutive year in which at least two-thirds of Top 50 companies saw growth. 2014 was also a year of more meaningful growth for many Top 50 companies. However, even as market conditions improved, contract glaziers reported three primary challenges: labor shortages, constraints on material supply, and projects of increasing complexity.


Industry news
Eastman to Close Southwall Insulating Glass
Swiss Financial Regulator Denies Sika Investor Appeal in Saint-Gobain Deal
Vistamatic Expands into Larger Manufacturing Facility
AAMA Releases U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast
GPD Announces New Structure, Releases Program for Finland 2015 Conference
Vitrum Officials and ATIV Call for Papers for Advances in Glass Processes Conference
People news
Wausau Adds Two Architectural Sales Representatives in the Eastern Region
Spider Hires JT Foreman as District Sales Representative in Houston
Snooks Joins Supreme Corp. as South Central Regional Sales Manager
Product Spotlight
AIA Expo 2015: Product Showcase
Explore a preview of many of the new and innovative products to be displayed during the AIA Expo 2015, held May 14-16 in Atlanta.

Riots & board ups: Who's needed most after the National Guard?
By Nicole Harris

A glass company you can count on, of course. Steve Albert, a sales rep at his family's Maryland-based glass company, S. Albert Glass Co., sprang into action when the phone calls from Baltimore started coming in. 

From the Fabricator: Working to Meet Industry Needs
By Max Perilstein

Education and communication: both crucial needs in our industry and both among the major themes at the annual Garibaldi Glass Day. From the questions I heard throughout the event, it's apparent there's a serious need to educate the masses about what we do and how we do it. 

Great Glazing
Campbell Mithun Office

Glass manufacturer: Cardinal Glass Industries Inc.
Contract glazier:
J & J Glass and Glazing
Railing systems designer/manufacturer:
SC Railing Co.

The newly renovated Campbell Mithun office, occupying the 10th-13th floors of the 510 Marquette building in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, features a bright, open environment. The use of a multi-floor glass railing system allows light to flow through the entire space, maintaining the desired open feel, and a custom wooden handrail completes the modern look. Read more... 




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