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Giving the Gift of Life

Blood donations do not keep pace with hospital demand during the summer months. Every day there are thousands of lives to help save. Therefore, Arrow Glass Industries invited eligible donors to roll up a sleeve during the 1st annual Arrow Company Blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 7th. 
This blood drive came as the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center faced an emergency need for blood donors to give blood and help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.
“Summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for collecting blood. Regular donors delay giving while they vacation and participate in seasonal activities. Yet, patients are always counting on the generosity of blood donors to keep replenishing the life-saving supply. Therefore, Thank you Arrow Glass Industries for partnering with us to help save and sustain lives!”
 Operations Coordinator of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

About Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center began operations on Jan. 1, 1975. Serving the largest medical campus in the world, The Blood Center has grown to more than 650 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions.
To meet the needs of the area community, The Blood Center must collect about 800 donations every day. That is why The Blood Center encourages individuals to Commit for Life. partnership between the community and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. They are focused saving lives, today and in the future.

Keeping With the Trends

In today’s market, multifamily homes are getting smarter, healthier and more all-inclusive. Today, residents put having a fitness center and workout classes at a premium– but it’s not just their own bodies they want to be healthy. Buyers are also looking for spaces that are good for the environment that can reduce their energy costs while also use resources responsibly. That’s why buyers are insisting on Arrow Glass’  recyclable glass.

Not only is our glass recyclable, all of  our facilities are too.  We have established a consistent recycling and trash bin set-up, as well as collection program, in all offices and common areas.

Back to School

Arrow Glass Industries is committed to an empowered, well trained workforce that is innovative and responsive .  We will continue to lead our industry in delivery times and creative processes and products through inauguration of our resources. This starts with AGIU.

The Challenge

Most employers don’t train young workers like they used to. In 1979, the average young worker received 2.5 weeks of training per year. By 1995, training time fell to just 11 hours. More recent data has been hard to find, by 2011 only a fifth of employees reported receiving on-the-job training from their employers over the past five years.

 

The Solution

In 2015, Arrow Glass Industries noticed this gap and decided to change the game. Kristina Falla, Onboarding and Retention Specialist created AGI University, (also known as AGI U). It’s a three week long training process including rigorous testing, skill building, and continued education for all new comers and current employees. Now AGI U has developed into one of Arrow’s the most valuable divisions, growing our retention rate to an astonishing  97%.

AGI is an industry leader known for it’s innovative practices. This continued education class sets us above all other competitors and gives you the piece of mind knowing your job will be completed by the industry best AGI employees.

What is Commercial Interior Design?

Commercial interior design plays a pivotal role in the success of any business… but what is it exactly?
Commercial interior designers conceptualize spaces for businesses. They seek to increase functionality and elevate style for financial gain. Whether it’s a luxury hotel developer or a small business owner, it is up to the commercial interior designer to translate the client’s vision in ways that are practical, profitable, and of course, chic. Because the scope of work is much larger than residential projects, commercial interior designers usually take on more responsibilities.
Arrow’s commercial interior designers are trained to prioritize functionality and safety without sacrificing style or aesthetics. For example, a luxury hotel needs to accommodate a certain amount of guests if it wants to maximize profits. But in order to do so, the hotel has to impress guests with spacious rooms, lavish bathrooms, and breathtaking views. It should wow guests with its lobby, and make room for high-endamenities.
It falls on the commercial interior designer to make all of these requirements come together into one usable and beautiful space…and they are more than qualified to do so!
Our commercial interior designers know how to space plan without surrendering design. They are also trained to ensure that everything within the physical structure is safe and up to code. They are heavily involved in the renovation and construction process, and work closely with contractors and manufacturers to make important structural decisions including architectural details, lighting, floor and ceiling design, window placement, and technological upgrades. Arrow’s commercial interior designers also define the project’s scope of work, draw schematics and blueprints, select the right materials, and oversee budgeting and scheduling, along with other important duties.

Employee Milestones

August 2019

Happy anniversary to all the wonderful people who decided to become apart of the AGI family during the month of August. 

Day Employee Year
1st  Noel Ibarra 1 year
8th  Fransisco Gutierrez 1 year
13th Jeffery Host 18 years
15th  Monica Requena 3 years
16th Mariano Alegria 2 years
21st  Aurturo alonza 2 years
22nd Fernando Duron 1 year

Barn Door Style

As a home builder, it is  imperative that you stay up-to-date with what is current and trending in the housing market.

Knowing what your customers want is the only way you will keep a  competitive edge on the competition. With that being said, frameless glass showers are all the rage but the glass barn door sliding shower door is what they call the “hotness”. A barn door slider offers a new take on your typical glass shower door options.  The barn style glass has exceptional versatility. It adds style and presence which can be scaled up to work in a large expansive bathroom setting or it can be scaled down to work just a well in a smaller bathroom where space is limited and a swinging door is not a viable option.

You can’t go wrong with a glass shower door of any type, because that is what customers want, but adding a barn door slider to your build, shows your  customers that you are a builder who is willing to go above and beyond the “typical” by giving them something exceptional.

It takes a team

It may seem like an oxymoron to put
safety and glass together as if glass can
be safe, but in reality, we as a team
make transporting and installing glass as
safe as possible. The inexperience of
workers on a job site could create an environment
where accidents, and even
injury can occur.
At AGI, everyone takes a rigorous education
course where only the best skilled
workers are put to the test. This sets us
apart from all other competitors and
gives you the piece of mind knowing
your job will get done without incident.
Glass installation is what we do best!
If you need tempered or laminated
glass, for your next build, we have it in
stock at AGI.
No matter the job, big or small AGI can
do it all!

Meet our Multifamily Team

Multifamily projects are on the rise. Did you know that 1 in 5 American households live in a multifamily property? Be it an apartment, condo, mixed-use building, student housing, low-income or age-restricted, multifamily builds are in high demand.

Having a team of people who specialize in the unique needs and requirements of a multifamily build is essential to the success of build and to the success of companies, such as ours – Arrow Glass Industries (AGI). AGI is fortunate to have a professional and knowledgeable group of employees who know their craft and take pride in their work.

As a multifamily builder, you want to offer your customers a wide variety of amenities such as fitness centers and 1st floor retail spaces. It is these things that will put your build a step ahead of the competition.

Let AGI help you make that all important step. You can count on AGI for three things: 

1. Supply you with quality glass products for both your interior and exterior needs.

2. Fastest turn-around times in the industry.

3. A top-notch professional team.

Call AGI and let our team help you complete your multifamily project!

Employee Milestones- July

July 2019

Happy Anniversary to all the wonderful people who decided to become part of the AGI family during the month of July. 

Day Employee Year
2nd  Keith Killingsworth 1 year
8th  Laura Munoz 5 years
11th Darrell Cummings 1 year
11th Ana Dominguez 1 year
11th Brianna Hernandez 1 year
11th Melinda Villatoro 1 year
13th  Ana Nieto

4 years

16 Marc Garza 1 year
24th  Leticia Hernandez 2 years
26th Edqin Arevalo 2 years

Safety Glass

It may seem like an oxymoron to put safety and glass together as if glass can be safe, but in reality, there are forms of glass that are “safer” than others. In the glass world, two types of glass can be considered “safe,” and they are tempered glass and laminated glass. Do you know the difference between the two? No, well, let’s examine the difference.

Tempered Glass
Tempered glass is about four times stronger than regular glass or annealed glass. The tempering process makes the glass better able to resist the forces caused by heat, wind, and impact. When tempered glass breaks, it shatters into small cubes, reducing the likelihood of serious injury on impact, thus it qualifies as a safety glass material. Tempered glass is used in automotive glass, monitor screens, constructions—frameless glass doors, sliding glass doors, glass enclosures, stair rails, and home appliances.

Laminated Glass
Sometimes referred to as “lami,” is made by placing a layer of PVB (polyvinyl butyral) between two or more layers of glass and then fusing them together under heat and pressure. The thickness of lami qualifies it as safety glass, and when it breaks, the pieces adhere to the PVB and do not fly or fall. Laminated glass is used for glass doors, table tops, cabinet glass, storefronts, shelving, mirrors, and more.

Both of these glass types are versatile and because they are “safe,” you can rest assured that people won’t get hurt or injured if the glass is     broken or damaged. If you need tempered or laminated glass, for your next build, we have it in stock at AGI, so just give us a call.