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November/December 2021

2021 Top Metal Companies

Leading glass and metal companies innovate products and services in the face of an unpredictable economy and supply chain.

Renovation Preserves Historic Façade Thanks to Quaker Windows

The Assembly, a multifamily building in Indianapolis, Indiana, enjoyed a former life as a The Old Ford Building, a car manufacturing plant. The redevelopment project used 600 of Quaker Windows & Doors’ historically accurate H600 fixed and awning windows to preserve the historical design, say…

Next-level Lifts

The glass lifting and handling market is booming, driven by a need to handle larger and heavier lites, to keep employees safe, and to accomplish more with fewer workers.

Sustainable Geometric Façade Incorporates YKK AP Thermally Broken System

The geometry of the new JST Production and Engineering Center is striking, with more than 70 corners inside and out. Designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, the building, located in Swarata Township, Pennsylvania, represents a deep connection to nature, taking inspiration from tree roots. Its…

Top Metal Takeaways

It’s Top Metal Time again. The forthcoming 2021 Top Metal Companies report features insights from leading glass and metal companies on the market, supply chain and labor challenges, and how to keep going in a turbulent economic and manufacturing landscape. In advance of the full feature, dropping…

Are You Planning to Sell Your Company?

Here are nine steps owners can take to ensure they are prepared to sell their business at the best possible price.

The Future of Metal Systems

Whether it’s part of a new build or a thoughtful retrofit, we’re seeing a few common themes in the metal systems of today: aesthetic variety, unitized and thermally broken solutions, and wellness-centered design.

What Can Help with Labor and Supply Challenges?

What’s keeping the glass industry up at night? Exhibitors, attendees and speakers at GlassBuild America all pointed to two major challenges: the ongoing labor shortage and pandemic-related supply chain constraints.

CRL Systems Offer Long Glass Spans, Simple Install to Luxury Multifamily Project

Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile is known as a cultural epicenter in the heart of the city. This neighborhood is now home to a luxury, multifamily building called One Museum Square. The 269,000-square-foot high-rise is 21 stories high, and contains several of CRL’s glass and metal systems.

Great Glazing | PrairieCare Medical Group Rochester

Designers opted for neutral-toned metal flush and relief wall panels from PAC-CLAD | Petersen installed in a vertical arrangement to echo the curtain wall’s mullions.

Modern Luxury Hotel Features Tubelite Systems, Inside and Out

Missouri's Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service luxury hotel to open in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, in more than 30 years. Rising 24 stories and encompassing 800 rooms, its crisp, modern, minimalist look was designed by Cooper Carry and brought to life with Tubelite Inc.'s curtain…

GlassBuild America Displays Industry’s Resilience

Exhibitors, suppliers return to in-person event with high energy, focus on meeting industry challenges and identify industry trends.