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Norah Dick

Norah Dick

Norah Dick is the assistant editor for Glass Magazine. She can be reached at ndick@glass.org

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Exhibiting companies have spent the previous year developing new product solutions to address their customers’ top concerns, and these innovations will take center stage at GlassBuild.

A Refreshing Return to Business

Last week’s Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Virtual Summer Conference was a refreshing return to business as usual, albeit still in a virtual format. For the first time since March 2020, COVID didn’t overshadow every conversation. In fact, I can recollect few sessions in which…

Dynamic companies navigate a changed economy

Last year's report found Top 50 Glaziers toward the start of the pandemic, confronting new impacts on labor and the economy. A year on, short-term changes have become long-term adaptations, as businesses continually adjust to life and work with COVID-19. 

Reducing Cyber Security Risk for a Remote Workforce

The pandemic work experience can create unique vulnerabilities for companies, as employees’ home networks may not be as secure as traditional business networks. Employers and employees can reduce risk by observing these practices.

Architecture After COVID

Green building and occupant wellness shape post-pandemic commercial building.

2021 Top Glass Fabricators Report | A New Reality

The challenging 2020 is over, but many hurdles remain in 2021. The Top Glass Fabricators report provides an important look at the state of glass fabrication in North America, identifying sales trends, market demands and headwinds the segment is facing.

Looking Forward, Looking Up

Last week’s 2021 Virtual Conference, hosted by the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance, offered three days of educational and information sessions, with presentations covering the shape and nature of economic recovery, safety, sustainability, and the newest legislative updates, among many…

How to Support Women Working in the Pandemic

Recruiting and retaining a more gender-diverse workforce has been a longtime concern for the glass industry. Now, it is possible the gains that have been made could be threatened by the pandemic.  

Special 2020 Report

Glass manufacturers adapt business strategies, development amid global uncertainty. World of Glass updates for global float glass locations.

Tips for Preventing Winter Weather Injury and Illness

Winter is here in the United States, and that means freezing temperatures and inclement weather for many parts of the country. To help prevent cold-related sickness and injury, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created cold weather resources for employers.

5 Takeaways from the World of Glass

The float glass industry confronted manufacturing and supply chain issues along with the rest of the world of glass.

Be a Part of the 2021 Top Glass Fabricator Report

The 2021 Top Glass Fabricators report, to be featured in the magazine's March issue, will provide data and analysis for this market segment, clarifying the market and labor challenges that have affected, and will continue to affect, the manufacturing industry during the pandemic.

glasstec Virtual Kicks Off with the Latest in Products and Education

glasstec Virtual kicks off today. Like many trade shows and industry events, this year’s incarnation has moved online―the in-person event is slated to return in June of 2021 in its traditional venue in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Booting Up: Your guide to adopting new software and digital technologies

A glass industry guide to adopting new software and digital technologies, for manufacturers and contractors.

Industry Engages Next Generation with Innovation and Design Competitions

587 young inventors participated in the 2020 Connecticut Invention Convention. Winners will participate in the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo.

Innovation During Crisis | Special Recognition Program

The Glass Magazine Awards program recognizes the best and brightest innovations in glass industry products and projects. This year’s special recognition program highlights how the industry innovated in response to the demands and dangers created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Be a Part of the Top Metal Companies Report

U.S. industry is confronting a different economic landscape this year, and the glass and metals industry is no different. This year’s Top Metal Companies report will offer a comprehensive look at the market trends and pressures facing industry companies.

2020 Industry Trends | Part 6 | Software & Digital Tools

2020 has challenged glass companies across all segments of the industry, but it hasn’t stopped the pace of innovation and evolution across the industry. This six-part series presents Glass Magazine’s complete Industry Trends report.

2020 Industry Trends | Part 2 | Architectural Glass

2020 has challenged glass companies across all segments of the industry, but it hasn’t stopped the pace of innovation and evolution across the industry. This six-part series presents Glass Magazine’s complete Industry Trends report.

The Present and Future of Glass

Sisecam Flat Glass held its T Meetings, focused on architectural glass and design, as global and online events for the first time this year. Partnering with the Arkitera Architecture Center, also based in Turkey, the meetings hosted two prominent architects; Kim Herforth Nielsen, the founder of…

Notes from the Field: Three Glaziers Offer Insights on Working During a Pandemic

Most states in the U.S. are now in the process of reopening, after shutting down due to COVID-19. Reopening, or continuing to work, during this time poses unique challenges to installers and glaziers. We asked three leading glazing contractors about protecting employees, the role of technology, and…

Glass Magazine Awards Presents: Innovation in Crisis

In the face of COVID-19 pandemic, leading glass and glazing companies quickly pivoted to produce solutions for safer and healthier workspaces. These companies are invited to submit their essential products, projects, and/or achievements for consideration for recognition as part of Glass Magazine's…

Tech Provides Smart Solutions for the COVID-19 Workplace

As state stay-at-home orders lift, industries are radically reconsidering workplace safety. Whether reopening, or increasing capacity after remaining open as an essential service during COVID-19, all companies are navigating the new safety concerns brought about by the coronavirus. In response to…

Building a New Normal

This year’s Top 50 Glaziers survey, which opened in mid-March, captured responses from an industry facing unprecedented challenge and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Results from the survey, collected over a month, show the cascading effects of the coronavirus on the glazing industry,…

Project Management: 7 Considerations for Glaziers Going Digital

Conversations surrounding automation and digitization have been ongoing in the glazing industry, and in construction in general, for quite a while. The COVID-19 pandemic could add urgency to this conversation, especially with regards the safety concerns for workers in the field.

Working Remotely: Hardware, Software and Soft Skills

“The Additional Pressure the Outbreak Places on Your Information Technology Operations,” part of Associated General Contractors “Navigating the Outbreak” webinar series, examines how companies can adapt and upgrade their IT processes to continue communicating and collaborating at home.

2020 Top Glass Fabricators Report | Growing and Changing

Leading fabricators in North America continued to invest and expand in 2020, opening new facilities and buying equipment to keep up with market demand and trends. While demand for glass remains high, fabricators face a continued labor shortage alongside signs of slowing sales growth. 

The World of Glass is Shifting

The global float glass industry continues to see a shift in market leaders, expansions and investments in emerging regions, and trends toward efficiency and sustainability in production and processes. In its 2020 World of Glass Annual Report, Glass Magazine identifies key updates in the market…

Glass Business is Sound Business for New Glass Guru Franchisees

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael and Valarie Gomm, the husband-and-wife team behind the new The Glass Guru franchise in Wichita, Kansas. Michael and Valarie first became aware of, and interested, in the franchise when they experienced a failed window of their own. We discussed…

LINETEC FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY

Going green is becoming mainstream, and companies are finding many ways of embracing sustainability, from the manufacturing process to the finished product. Linetec is one company that has made sustainability a cornerstone of its methods and business practices.

2019 Glass Magazine Awards

Glass Magazine announced the winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer. 

Top Metal Companies 2019 | The Challenges

Project Spotlight  Gamco | Private residence, New York City Innovation: For this waterfront private residence in New York City, the main challenge for architect Gerald Caliendo was delivering expansive views and modern architectural design while ensuring the project fit in with the…

Top Metal Companies 2019 | Products

Project Spotlight   CUDA METALS | William Eckhardt Research Center, University of Chicago, Chicago Innovation: Meshing the various components for the innovative glass and metal entrance to WERC Building in Chicago while maintaining the aesthetic intent was not a simple task, says Andy Russo,…

Top Metal Companies 2019 | Growth

Project Spotlight MILLERCLAPPERTON | United Therapeutics Unisphere, Silver Spring, Maryland Innovation: Metal is used prominently throughout the Unisphere, a net-zero-designed six-story building from EwingCole. To meet sustainability and performance goals, the building features 3,000…

Top Metal Companies 2019 | The List

The following ranking represents the only architectural metal ranking in the glass industry. Companies are ranked based on reported sales volume and listed alphabetically within each sales category. In the instances that companies decline to provide information, we use independent sources to…

Top Metal Companies 2019

Project Spotlight KAWNEER CO. | ProMedica Health and Wellness Center, Sylvan, Ohio Innovation: The design team behind the 230,000-square-foot ProMedica Health and Wellness Center, HKS Architects, tasked Kawneer with supplying a high-performing façade that would also increase natural light and…

2019 Glass Magazine Awards: At the Cutting Edge

The winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards showcase cutting-edge design and engineering, next-level innovations, collaborative and creative problem-solving, exciting aesthetic possibilities and more. Winners boast everything from a striking wave-form façade in the heart of New York’s downtown…

2019 Top Glass Fabricators | The Market

  01. Sales increase in 2018. Seventy-one percent of Top Glass Fabricator respondents reported an increase in sales from 2018, the same percentage that reported year-over-year gains in 2017. However, it is down from 2016, when 88 percent of respondents reported gains. In 2018, 24 percent…

2019 Top Glass Fabricators | Standout Partners

McCormick & Co.’s new global headquarters in Baltimore features 85,000 square feet of glass, with insulating glass units fabricated by J.E. Berkowitz. Studios Architecture stripped an existing utilitarian building to its foundation. But, installing a modern glass façade on the older building…

2019 Top Glass Fabricators | Women at the Top

Above: Gemma Martini (in black, second row), CEO of Vitrum Glass Group, with the all-women Insulating Glass Unit assembly team. Martini founded the company 22 years ago with her brother, Thomas Martini, who is the president of Vitrum. The siblings’ family was in the window industry.  Below:…

2019 Top Glass Fabricators | Bigger and Better

 IMAGIC GLASS­, AGNORA | RICHARD MILLE, FLAGSHIP STOREThe Manhattan flagship store for Richard Mille, a luxury watch brand, sports a stunning glass entranceway thanks to carved feature glass fabricated by Imagic Glass. The company founder, Richard Mille, says he selected the New York location to…

2019 Top Glass Fabricators | The List

VIRACON | 801 LINCOLN ROAD | MIAMIGlass and metal combine to create a three-dimensional curtain wall of interlocking triangles on the 801 Lincoln Road building in Miami. The $15-million renovation of the location, a retail and dining destination in the heart of Terranova, was designed by Shulman+…

Wearing Tech on the Jobsite

Construction may be going bionic. Sarcos Robotics, a global technology firm that designs robotic systems, announced in November 2018 that the company developed a" full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system," the Guardian XO Max, according to a company release. The technology, the…

Innovations in Glass

Glass Magazine thanks GGI for sponsoring this year’s Glass Magazine Awards.   This year’s Glass Magazine Award winners are innovators, blazing trails in the industry with complex façades, sophisticated manufacturing and design technologies, and multi-faceted high-performance products. The winning…

Plant Safety 101

Sources: MyGlassClass.com from the National Glass Association; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Glass Safety Awareness Council, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance; Vitro Architectural Glass. Glass plants can be dangerous places to work. They combine the hazards of any…

Vitrum Celebrates 20 Years in Glass Fabrication

For an industry newcomer like myself, stepping into the fabrication facility at Vitrum Glass Group, located in Langley, British Columbia, is a little like stepping into a new ecosystem. Or rather, several ecosystems. Some parts of the 130,000-square-foot facility are balmy, others cool. And, like…