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Are Glass Coatings Getting Better with Age?

The development of low-E coatings in the 1970s was a game changer for architectural glass. It provided a means for builders, developers, architects and specifiers to use an abundance of glass, while keeping occupants comfortable and without concern of increased … Continue reading

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October PPI Shows Unity in Year-over-Year Movement

The prices for materials (seasonally unadjusted) used in glass and glazing manufacturing have been largely mixed in 2020. However, product prices all moved in the same direction on a year-over-year basis in October 2020, according to the latest Producer Price … Continue reading

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Where You Can Find All the Info You Need to Fabricate a Quality IGU

Fabricating a quality insulating glass unit (IGU) requires strict attention to a number of processes and procedures as well as quality control. Even for well-seasoned manufacturers, it’s a lot to track. Doing so doesn’t have to be difficult, as all … Continue reading

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A Top Ten Ranking No One Wants, But Iron Workers Hold

Safety is the most important aspect of any construction job. That’s because jobsite workers are exposed to more dangerous situations than most occupations due to the nature of the work. However, fatal occupational injuries still occur. One construction job was … Continue reading

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What’s 96 Years Old and Beloved in Bean Town? Hint: It’s a Contract Glazier

The Boston Business Journal has honored a 96-year old Boston-based contract glazing company by including it on its annual list of the Largest Family-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts. Karas and Karas, which has 150 employees, ranked 21st with total 2019 revenue … Continue reading

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