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4 Tips For Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

With summer in full swing, extreme heat is sweeping across the nation. High temperatures can be harmful, and at times potentially lethal, for those who work in the field, like installers. There are ways that those who work outside can keep themselves safe during these warmer months.

By Rachel Vitello | May 24, 2023

Select the Right Spacer System for Your Business

Warm-edge spacers can be part of a system to achieve higher performance targets.

The Importance of Making an Entrance

Commercial entrance systems present an opportunity to enhance a building’s aesthetic and energy-saving properties when the design and installation is carefully considered. Those selecting systems should consider thermal performance, the best aesthetics for the amount of foot traffic, and ensuring the right kind of drainage.

What's Next?

Kawneer is one of those legacy brands in our space, so when their parent company was sold recently it did send some waves through the industry. There had been a ton of talk of Kawneer itself being sold last year, but that got pulled back. What happens next?   

By Max Perilstein | May 22, 2023

2023 Glass TEXpo Review

Another strong showing from the folks in Texas for this years edition of Glass TEXpo. The hospitality is always top notch and it’s a tremendous opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Before I get into the “seen at the show” section, I did want to follow up on my note from last week. My goal at the show was to take the temperature and see what this region is feeling work wise. I did that and it was an interesting study.

By Max Perilstein | May 15, 2023

6 Coating Considerations for Coastal Communities

Select the right finish for aluminum windows and doors.

Texas Week

This week I get to go to one of my favorite states and will see a ton of my favorite people when I visit Glass TEXpo in San Antonio. I always enjoy attending this one because the folks in the great state of Texas always lay out the best welcome mat possible. Probably one of the main things I’ll be digging around on is taking the temperature of the attendees on how their business and market is going right now.

By Max Perilstein | May 08, 2023

Starphire Ultra-Clear Glass – the Ultimate Blank Canvas

For 25 years, the BEC Conference has brought together glazing company leaders, giving them the platform to share best practices and solutions. As a longstanding NGA member and sponsor of the BEC Conference, Vitro – the industry leader in reimagining the future of architectural glass – relishes participating in this annual gathering. It’s at events like the BEC Conference where sharing research and development perspectives and insights lead to the creation of industry-evolving products like Starphire Ultra-Clear® glass.

May 08, 2023

New Pod + Mix of News

The latest From the Fabricator podcast is now out and it’s a good mix of people and subject matter.

By Max Perilstein | May 01, 2023