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Tara Lukasik

Tara Lukasik

Tara Lukasik is Managing Editor of Glass Magazine and Window + Door Magazine. Email her at

Q + A with Kalwall Corp. | Shining a Light on Innovation

Translucent daylighting solutions promote human-centered design for healthy and sustainable buildings.

Q + A with Viracon | At the Forefront of Transformative Solutions

Creative thinking, adoption of innovative technologies and processes, and a commitment to quality and sustainability set Viracon apart and position it for long-term success.

Q + A with Glassfab | Inclusivity Shapes the Company Culture

Creating a considerate atmosphere allows employees to bring their true selves to work and focus on performing at a high level for customers.

Q + A with CRL | Innovation Boosted by Vigorous Testing

A vital component of the innovation process, in-house product testing helps companies enhance product quality, iterate on designs, streamline development cycles, protect intellectual property and foster a culture of invention. 

Q + A with Roto North America | Maximizing Resources through Innovation

How Roto is delivering hardware solutions for a new age of innovation.

Q + A with Salem | Helping to Manufacture the Future

Mike Synon, president of HHH Equipment Resources, and Ashley Price, Salem Fabrication Supplies, talk end-to-end glass fabrication, the challenges and opportunities involved with integrating automated machinery into a fabrication plant, and Salem’s product and process expertise.   

Blazing Trends: The Surging Demand for Fire-Rated Glass 

Aesthetics, technology and sustainability are shaping the future of fire-rated glass in an increasingly multi-functional world.

Addressing Labor Shortages through Outreach

Labor is the number one pain point for industry companies. In the recent Thirsty Thursday webinar, “Recruitment Resources for Installers,” hosted by the National Glass Association, Jodi Martinez, vice president of AllStar Glass and NGA board member, and Jenni Chase, vice president of workforce…

Recruiting Young Talent in the Glass Industry

How glass companies and schools are working together for workforce development.

Breaking Barriers and Navigating the Glass Industry

During the first California Glass Association meeting of the year in January, I had the chance to sit down and talk to Kristie Rehberger, general manager, A GlasCo Inc., about how she got started in the industry, challenges she faces, what advice she has for other women and her future plans in the…

Shattering Conventions: William Hazel

Despite facing many challenges, William Hazel became a stained glass artist, and architect, of extraordinary talent. 

2024 Forecast: Top 10 Takeaways

Highlights from the latest construction forecasts show that U.S. economic recovery slowly continues, shadowed by inflation and labor challenges, and geopolitical risk.

Navigating Bird-Friendly Legislation

As part of its Thirsty Thursday webinar series, National Glass Association code consultant Nick Resetar, Roetzel & Andress, shared updates on existing American and Canadian legislation and ordinances to help navigate the rules around bird-friendly glazing during his “Navigate Legislation for…

Glass Handling Safety

Handling glass requires the utmost care and attention to ensure the safety of workers and the quality of the final product.

Building the Future: Students Explore the Diverse World of Construction Trades

The Associated Builders and Contractors—Inland Pacific Chapter (ABC—IPC) Trades Night event, held Oct. 12, 2023, at Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington, brought together more than 40 employers, educators and training partners to offer students and parents a first-hand look at construction…

Advanced Window Technologies: The Latest on Thin Glass

Interest in thin glass and “skinny triples” is picking up and drawing the attention of commercial builders eager to install energy-efficient products.

Protecting Wildlife with Glass

The glass industry steps up to protect animals with architectural glass solutions.

Sustainability, in All Its Forms, Emphasized at FGIA Conference

FGIA's Summer Conference included specific conversations about the broad topic of sustainability. Industry leaders directed discussions about new and future regulations, and how companies can meet standards for manufacturing and products. 

BEC Conference 2023 Targets Business Challenges and Workforce Issues

Glass industry professionals came together in Las Vegas to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BEC Conference this month. With a look back at the remarkable advancements in glass during the previous 25 years, more than 680 attendees brought an amazing amount of energy to discussions on complex…

Next-Level Performance

The latest technology from the glass industry: thermal products, including improved IGUs, vacuum insulating glass and thin-glass solutions; dynamic glass and building-integrated photovoltaics, which can provide on-site energy generation. Part of the series All About Glass & Metals.

FGIA Annual Conference Highlights Industry Trends and Challenges

Participants at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Hybrid Annual Conference examined new and ongoing innovation, productivity, energy efficiency and sustainability topics in Southern California.