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!
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!
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.
AGI conducted an information session with the management team of MEDCO Construction in Dallas, Texas. This informal “get-to-know” us meeting is always a favorite for the AGI team. We love introducing our products and services to companies such as MEDCO Construction, and in return, we get to learn more about their company and what we can do to help them grow their business. In this meeting, our Dallas sales team, which included Kerry Pollard, Duayne Price, and Jeff Host, shared information about AGI and provided breakfast for the MEDCO Construction team. As you know, everything is better with food.
Meetings such as this are where strong business relationships are forged because you just can’t beat the connections that can be made in a face-to-face meeting. This type of open and honest discussion, helps each party involved come to a “meeting of the minds” so to speak so that a relationship between the two businesses will not only develop, and grow but thrive.
Arrow Glass Industries, a.k.a. AGI lives by its motto of being “the fastest custom glass in the industry…period”. Our top three goals are to be fast, cost-effective, and provide our customers with quality products and services.
If your company is looking for a glass fabrication company, with a long and reputable history, look no further than AGI. With six locations in Texas, we can service just about any place in Texas, just give the office nearest you a call so we can “make a connection” with you and your team.
All glass is not created equal, therefore you have to find the right glass for each space within your project. Keep in mind, you may have to use 3 or 4 types of glass to complete your build. So, have you thought about using tempered glass?
Top 4 Ways To Incorporate Tempered Glass
Here are the top four ways builders utilize tempered glass:
Stair Railing – sturdy and holds up to a lot of wear and tear
Table Tops – try it for a conference room table or reception desk
Display Cases – great choice for retail store fixtures and shelving
Office Partitions – doesn’t break if someone bumps into it
Tempered glass has a lot of versatility. It falls within the “safety” glass family, because when it is hit or damaged, it immediately crumbles to the floor instead of shattering everywhere.
Tempered Glass Certification
When you need tempered glass, look for one that is certified by the SGCC (Safety Glazing Certification Council). AGI holds tempered glass certifications for 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch glass thicknesses. Tempered glass from AGI is glass you can trust for all your projects.
Glass cabinet doors are a welcome addition to any kitchen. Use glass to provide a fresh and modern look to any space. They not only break up the monotony of repetitive solid cabinet faces, but they allow the home buyer to showcase beautiful dishware and collectibles.
Clear glass cabinet doors create an illusion of depth and increased visual square footage. Whereas decorative glass, allows your kitchen to maintain the luxurious and elegant look of glass without your buyer worrying about having “less-than-perfectly” stacked dishware. There are several types of glass you may use for your kitchen, such as clear, reeded, frosted and seeded, which gives you flexibility in how you design and style the kitchen.
Make your builds stand out with a showstopping kitchen that features glass cabinetry. Contact AGI for all your cabinet glass needs.