The holiday season is upon us. Lights adorn houses, Christmas trees rise in living rooms and all eyes turn to NORAD as it tracks the elusive Santa Claus. The season is also time for architectural glass, glazing and metal companies to hit the pause button to reflect and celebrate this past year’s accomplishments.

  • The team at AIG Charlotte hosted an annual team dinner that features a different impersonator each year (this year, it was Michael Jackson).

USGlass magazine asked glass-industry companies to share how they celebrate the season. Texas-based Waterfall Bath Enclosures, for example, hosts an annual Christmas party at The Ranch at Las Colinas.

According to Jason Corcoran, vice president of sales and marketing, the event is full of great food, drinks, games and a white elephant exchange at the night’s end, which “always ends in laughter and chaos.”

“It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the team’s hard work and highlight how proud we are of our employees’ performance,” says Corcoran. “We are a people company that happens to be in the shower door business. Our ‘secret sauce’ is our amazing team, whose No. 1 aim is to serve our customers.”

American Insulated Glass (AIG) honors employees with a traditional dinner, and each location hosts a celebration. AIG’s Atlanta location provided a dinner for both shifts, says inside sales manager Alden Ensroth.

Ensroth adds that they opted for a food truck this year instead of a sit-down meal. They also have a raffle drawing for hourly employees. Gifts include TVs, gaming systems, paid time off certificates and gift cards.

The team at AIG Charlotte not only hosts an annual team dinner that features a different impersonator (this year, it was Michael Jackson), but they decorate the office tree and building and participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange. Team members also visit the local Boys and Girls Club, where they provide a pizza party and a cookie decorating event.

In addition to its annual dinner party in New York for Northeast technicians and sales representatives, Georgia-based Window Film Depot (WFD) went to LIVE Axe for some axe throwing. President Krissy Mosby says WFD also donated to Camp Sunshine in honor of vendors and customers. FutureVu Brands, the parent company of WFD, CoolVu and Impact Security, hosted a team dinner at Gate City Brewery in Atlanta.

New Jersey-based General Glass International held an annual luncheon for employees. The company arranged a raffle where winners received gift cards or iPads. President David Balik gave a speech to thank employees for their service, and production supervisor Eric Feliciano continued his annual tradition of dressing up as the Grinch.


  1. Here is what MY Shower Door, D3 Glass and MY Architectural Glass did on Dec 2.
    It was a combined 20th year celebration along with holiday songs and employee milestone awards..

  2. Happy Holidays to everyone and a special shout out to everyone in glass. Merry Christmas to all.


    -American Insulated Glass

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