2007 Crystal Achievement Awards
In the winner’s circle
Second year of awards brings more innovation to the forefront
Corporate headquarters, an historic arts-style building, a clinic, a medical institute and a national landmark are just a few places that display winners in Glass Magazine’s second Crystal Achievement Awards.
Doors, bath enclosures, plant equipment, marketing programs, writing and Internet applications also were honored in 14 categories. Ten of the categories had two awards: for large companies with annual sales of more than $70 million, and small and medium companies.
“This year’s Crystal Achievement Award winners showcase innovation and creativity in architectural glass,” says Nicole Harris, Glass Magazine publisher. “As we expand our awards and categories, I look forward to seeing how the industry continues to evolve and push the envelope. As the technology improves, so does the innovation. On the other hand, technology is also being created to make possible the visions of the creative thinkers.”
A total of 95 top-notch nominations led to the 25 honorees featured in the following pages. The award winners will be recognized at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept. 10-12.
The 28 judges, include executives and consultants along with those involved in product development, production, construction, sales, marketing and distribution. After nominations were received, Glass Magazine staff members prepared a packet for each judge that included information and photographs. The judges then ranked their choices from “1” to “3,” giving the company they believed most worthy of recognition a “1.” Judges were not allowed to vote in the categories in which their company had been nominated.
For the 2008 program, entries will be limited only to those completed from May 15, 2007, to next year’s deadline. To expand the awards, Glass Magazine welcomes new category suggestions for its third annual awards. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.