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USGlass Magazine Ranks the Best Companies  
to Work for in the Glass and Metal Industry  
hat makes a company one of 1-100 Employees  
the best to work for? Whether  
it’s the benefits, salary and ad-  
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vancement potential or workplace  
satisfaction, the answer can be hard to  
quantify. In this issue, USGlass mag-  
azine takes a look at some of the best  
companies to work for—according to  
reader feedback.  
The list includes rankings of this  
year’s top companies. Those featured  
were rated according to the benefit infor-  
mation supplied by company represen-  
tatives. Companies across the industry  
were nominated in response to an invi-  
tation to USGlass magazine subscribers.  
The submission form was also provided  
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Salem Glass & Mirror, Winston-Salem, N.C.  
through our daily USGNN™ e-news- Number of employees: 65  
letter. Only companies that submitted Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
completed forms were considered. Sub-  
Maternity Plan: Unpaid, seven to  
eight weeks  
employer paid  
Pay Increases: Annually  
missions were ranked using a weighted Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
point system that assigned value to each Retirement Plan: Employer match,  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days  
for immediate family  
of the various benefits these companies  
less than 100 percent  
offered. That point system was based Long-Term Disability: Employer paid Paid Holidays: Six-plus annually  
on an independent survey of glass and Short-Term Disability: Employer paid Employee Assistance Program:  
metal industry employees who ranked Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
those benefits most important to them. Stock Options: Employee Stock Own-  
Employer provided/covered, for em-  
ployees and household members  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
What makes your company one of  
the best in the industry? As an ESOP,  
Companies included here are organized  
by number of employees, as submitted Annual Paid Vacation: Three to four  
by nominated companies.  
weeks  
ership Plan (ESOP)  
For an even closer look at what Sick/Personal Time: Five to nine days we annually contribute between 10 and  
companies in the industry are offer- Continuing Education Coverage:  
ing their employees—and to see how Employer paid  
yours compares—take a look at survey Medical Savings Plan: Flexible  
14 percent of our employees’ salaries to  
their ESOP retirement account. In addi-  
tion to offering flex time, we also allow  
results starting on page 48. The charts  
are based on results of all completed  
submission forms.  
spending plan (FSA); medical FSA; employees to work four days.Also,certain  
dependent care FSA; health savings employees can work from home with a  
plan  
company-provided computer and phone.  
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Number of employees: 29  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: Pension  
Long-Term Disability: Available, but  
not employer paid  
Short-Term Disability: Available, but  
not employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Stock Options: ESOP  
Annual Paid Vacation: Three to four  
weeks  
Sick/Personal Time: Five to nine days  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Paid time off for courses  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, five  
to six weeks  
Pay Increases: Annually, provided  
periodically based on merit  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
Tie  
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Glass Designers Inc., Chicago, Ill.  
Employee Assistance Program: Em- that people have lives outside of work,  
ployer provided/covered  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
What makes your company one time and attention. They realize that  
and that these lives might sometimes  
impinge on (or even take over) their  
of the best in the industry? Glass allowing for some work-life give and  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Amount of Designers Inc. has a purpose—a mis- take means not only that they won’t  
time provided depends on whether  
travel is involved  
Paid Holidays: Eight paid holidays  
sion—that everyone understands. waste time and money on unneces-  
Even better, every employee can tell sary turnover, but that they’ll build  
you the role he or she plays in achiev- loyalty and commitment. They know  
ing that purpose. They understand it’s give and take, not give or take.  
annually  
What makes your company one of  
the best in the industry? The things  
I think that makes Azon unique and  
a great place to work are the support  
and benefits the company provides for  
the employees. Azon’s No. 1 priority is  
customer service and to make sure the  
customer is taken care of. The support  
we supply our customers at every level  
is unmatched. We are always looking  
for new ways to improve the products  
and machinery that we supply to the  
industry to improve the thermal per-  
formance of their aluminum fenestra-  
tion products. The company’s support  
for new ideas and improvements to  
Sick/Personal Time: Five to nine days our products and machinery is also a  
plus, and this encourages the employ-  
ees to do their best for the company  
and our customers. Azon is privately  
Tie  
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Azon USA, Kalamazoo, Mich.  
Number of employees: 100 globally  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA  
Dental Plan: Fully employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
Long-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, up to held and is in the process of becoming  
four weeks  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid Pay Increases: Annually  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Five days  
for immediate family  
Paid Holidays: Five paid holidays  
annually  
fully ESOP, a succession program that  
provides the workforce with an own-  
ership interest as part of a defined re-  
tirement plan.  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Stock Options: ESOP  
Annual Paid Vacation: Three to four  
weeks  
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FeneTech Inc., Aurora, Ohio  
Number of employees: 60  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA, health  
savings account  
Maternity Plan: Unpaid, five to six  
weeks  
Pay Increases: Annually  
assignments, many company social  
activities and a comfortable working  
environment. I hope this is common  
among many companies. I think the  
difference here at FeneTech is that we  
are extremely focused on living our  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days mission statement:“To provide the best  
for immediate family  
products, service and support to each  
Paid Holidays: Yes  
and every customer – every single day.”  
Living this mission statement allows  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
Long-Term Disability: Available, but Profit Sharing: Yes  
not employer paid  
Short-Term Disability: Available, but  
not employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Annual Paid Vacation: Five to six  
weeks  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
What makes your company one of our employees to be engaged in more  
the best in the industry? At FeneTech than just a job.We truly feel that we are  
Sick/Personal Time: 20 or more days we share our success with our employ- making a difference in our customers’  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Partially employer paid  
ees by offering them competitive sal- lives every day and what can be more  
aries and benefits, challenging work satisfying that helping others?  
101-1,000 Employees  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, five  
to six weeks  
Pay Increases: Annually  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days  
for immediate family  
Paid Holidays: Six paid holidays  
annually  
Employee Assistance Program: Em-  
ployer provided/covered  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
What makes your company one  
of the best in the industry? As a  
family-owned company for 80 years,  
we have more of a flexible atmo-  
sphere than other companies. When  
you add that to continued growth  
Annual Paid Vacation: Three to four and a very diverse product line serv-  
ing many industries, it keeps the  
Sick/Personal Time: One to four days jobs more interesting. Everyone en-  
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Standard Bent Glass Corp., Butler, Pa.  
Number of employees: 125  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
weeks  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Long-Term Disability: Employer paid Medical Savings Plan: FSA, depen-  
dent care flexible spending plan,  
health savings account  
joys seeing all the different projects  
we produce evolving over the years.  
There is no doubt that the four-day  
work week helps; it allows for fami-  
lies to spend more time together.  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
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The Wagner Cos., Milwaukee, Wis.  
Number of Employees: 150  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Dental Plan: Partially employer  
paid  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, more  
than eight weeks  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
Pay Increases: Annually  
Long-Term Disability: Available, but Profit Sharing: Yes  
not employer paid  
Paid Bereavement Leave: As many  
days as needed for immediate family  
Paid Holidays: Six paid holidays  
annually  
Annual Paid Vacation: Three to four Employee Assistance Program: Em-  
ployer provided/covered  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Stock Options: ESOP  
Pioneer Cladding &  
Glazing Systems LLC,  
Mason, Ohio  
2
weeks  
Number of employees: 244  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Sick/Personal Time: One to four days Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
Long-Term Disability: Available, but  
not employer paid  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Annual PaidVacation: Three to four  
weeks,varies based on years of service  
Sick/Personal Time: Yes, varies  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Partially employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA, medical  
FSA, health savings account  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, more  
than eight weeks  
Tie  
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YKK AP America Inc., Austell, Ga.  
Number of employees: 500+  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K, Employer  
match, 100 percent  
Employee Assistance Program:  
Employer provided/covered, for em-  
ployees and household members  
Tell us about what makes your  
Pay Increases: Annually; occasionally  
based on merit  
company one of the best in the in- Profit Sharing: Yes  
dustry?YKK AP America is much more Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days  
Long-Term Disability: Employer paid than a manufacturer; we are a dedicated  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid partner to our customers.From impart- Paid Holidays: Six paid holidays  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
ing knowledge and pushing innovation  
annually  
Annual PaidVacation: Five to six weeks to sharing ideas for the benefit of soci- Employee Assistance Program: For  
for immediate family  
Sick/Personal Time: Up to five days  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA, medical  
flexible spending plan, dependent  
care flexible spending plan  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid,  
seven to eight weeks  
ety, we are committed to bettering the  
communities in which we work. We  
employees only  
What makes your company one of  
strive to set the highest manufacturing the best in the industry:As we grow,we  
standards, even disclosing our environ- continue to maintain the family-owned  
mental impact through Environmental business model.Our model is a very per-  
Product Declarations to ensure our cus- sonal and very approachable one from  
tomers know that we are doing as much each employee to the owners of the com-  
as possible to limit our footprint.We are pany,not to mention that we are currently  
dedicated to supporting our customers designing, engineering, manufacturing  
by providing unparalleled customer and installing world-class buildings  
Pay Increases: Annually  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days service, including offerings like product around the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic  
for immediate family  
Paid Holidays: Eight paid holidays  
annually  
customization and direct freight service, regions of the United States.  
providing assurance that we can supply  
the right product on time.  
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Number of Employees: 173  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: Employer match,  
less than 100 percent  
Long-Term Disability: Available, but  
not employer paid  
Short-Term Disability: Available, but Paid Bereavement Leave: Six days  
not employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Tie  
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Giroux Glass, Los Angeles  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
we’re a Women’s Business Enterprise  
company in a male-dominant indus-  
try.We are also an ESOP company and  
plan to be employee owned by 2021.  
Having a personal stake in the success  
for immediate family  
Paid Holidays: 11 paid holidays for  
Paid Vacation Time: Two weeks  
non-union employees  
Sick/Personal Time: Five to nine days Employee Assistance Program: Em- of the company, and knowing every-  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Partially employer paid  
ployer provided/covered  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
one here feels the same way, gives the  
term “pride in our work” a whole new  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA  
Pay Increases: Provided periodically  
based on merit  
What makes your company one meaning. We truly care personally  
of the best in the industry? Our ex- about the successful outcome of each  
ecutive team is 75 percent female, and and every project.  
Long-Term Disability: Available, but  
not employer paid  
Short-Term Disability: Employer  
paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
Annual Paid Vacation: Two to four  
weeks  
Sick/Personal Time: Five to nine  
days  
A Comfortable Nest  
Ensuring a secure and comfortable re-  
tirement is important to many people in  
the glazing industry, and most compa-  
nies take good care of their employees.  
What retirement plan benefits  
does your company provide*?  
Employer  
Pension  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA  
Pay Increases: Annually, periodically  
based on merit  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Yes, for im-  
mediate family  
match - 100%  
1
5%  
8
%
Employer  
match - Less  
than 100%  
3
0%  
47%  
Paid Holidays: Eight paid holidays  
annually  
401K  
What makes your company one  
of the best in the industry? W&W  
Glass LLC is flexible with employee  
needs—the managing partners have  
grown up in the business and under-  
W&W Glass LLC, Nanuet, N.Y. stand what it means to take care of  
family first—and provides employees  
with the tools they need to excel at  
what they do. Employees are also re-  
warded for the hard work they put in.  
What stock option benefits does  
your company provide*?  
Employee stock  
Tie  
ownership plan  
3
55%  
Employee stock  
purchase plan  
Number of employees: 200  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
45%  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
*Respondents could select more  
than one answer.  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
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More than 1,000 Employees  
Oldcastle Building Envelope®, Santa Monica, Calif.  
Number of employees: 6,568  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, five  
to six weeks  
Pay Increases: Annually, periodically  
based on merit  
Harm” culture means that everyone  
goes home each day exactly as they  
came to work. A critical feature of our  
safety culture includes the participa-  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K  
Long-Term Disability: Employer paid Paid Holidays: Six paid holidays  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid Employee Assistance Program:  
Life Insurance: Employer paid  
Annual Paid Vacation: Varies de-  
pending on years of service  
Sick/Personal Time: One to four or  
more days  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA, medical  
FSA, dependent care FSA  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days tion of employees at all levels in the  
safety process, which empowers them  
to innovate and implement the best  
Employer provided/covered; for em- possible safety protocols. By involving  
ployees and household members our employees in this crucial process,  
they advocate and champion safety.  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
What makes your company one of And while safety is rigorously mon-  
the best in the industry? Our “Zero itored and measured, we also honor  
Harm” safety culture. The safety of individuals that have gone above and  
our employees is our first priority as beyond with our annual safety awards,  
an organization. More than a strategic given each year and published in  
imperative—simply stated—a “Zero Prism, our corporate magazine.  
Profit Sharing: Yes  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three  
days; five days if out of town  
Paid Holidays: Twelve paid holidays  
Flex Time for Employees: Yes  
What makes your company one of  
the best in the industry? The people  
and culture of our organization set us  
apart.Our business is centered on prin-  
ciples of customer focus, relationships,  
employee-engagement and recogni-  
tion. We have an on-boarding process  
for new employees that includes a  
detailed training plan to ensure their  
engagement and immersion into our  
company culture. Within our culture,  
we foster an environment which em-  
powers and encourages employees to  
go above and beyond what is directly  
asked of them, in order to delight the  
customer.We then place a high empha-  
sis on recognition as a means to rein-  
force positive behaviors and drive the  
Pilkington North America , Toledo, Ohio  
Number of employees: 3,500 in U.S. Annual Paid Vacation: Two weeks  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: 401K, employer  
match  
Sick/Personal Time: Provided on an  
as-needed basis  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Partially employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA  
Long-Term Disability: Employer paid Maternity Plan: Employer paid, five to customer focus deep into our culture.  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Life Insurance: Fully employer paid  
six weeks; additional unpaid time off  
Pay Increases: Annually  
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Number of employees: 1,854  
Medical Health Coverage: Partially  
employer paid  
Dental Plan: Partially employer paid  
Retirement Plan: Pension  
Long-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Short-Term Disability: Employer paid  
Life Insurance: Partially employer paid  
Stock Options: ESOP  
Annual Paid Vacation: Three to four  
weeks  
Tremco Inc., Beachwood, Ohio  
Sick/Personal Time: One to four days  
Continuing Education Coverage:  
Employer paid  
Medical Savings Plan: FSA, health  
savings account  
for immediate family  
Paid Holidays: Seven paid holidays  
annually  
Employee Assistance Program: Em- spiring them to pioneer product and sys-  
ployer provided/covered tem innovations that solve problems and  
costs. To achieve this goal, Tremco fosters  
a culture of creativity and collaboration  
among employees, encouraging and in-  
Maternity Plan: Employer paid, f ve  
to six weeks  
Pay Increases: Annually  
What makes your company one of deliverbenef tstokeystakeholdersinclud-  
thebestintheindustry?Wearecommit- ingcontractors,designteamprofessionals,  
ted to helping our customers develop and building owners and managers.  
maintainhigh-performancebuildingsthat  
Prof t Sharing: Yes  
Paid Bereavement Leave: Three days operate with the lowest possible life-cycle  
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Benefit Analysis: How the Statistics Stack Up  
nterested in how your company’s benefits compare to other companies in the  
How much paid vacation time does  
your employer offer?  
panies are offering. Results are based on completed forms submitted for this  
glass and metal industry? These charts provide a look at some of what com-  
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Five to six weeks  
Two weeks  
year’s edition of USGlass magazine’s Best Companies to Work For in the Glass  
and Metal Industry.  
10%  
What medical health coverage  
benefits does your company  
provide*?  
What life insurance benefits does  
your company provide*?  
30%  
Three to  
four weeks  
60%  
Available, but not  
employer paid  
Fully employer  
paid  
Available, but not  
employer paid  
Fully employer  
paid  
6%  
1
3%  
What type of pay increases does  
your company provide*?  
34%  
40%  
Annually  
Provided  
8
1%  
28%  
occasionally  
based on merit  
22%  
Partially  
employer paid  
Partially  
employer paid  
59%  
Provided  
periodically  
based on merit  
37%  
2%  
*
Editor’s note: Some questions allowed respondents to select more than  
one answer and therefor results will be greater than 100 percent.  
Bi-annually  
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What dental plan benefits does  
your company provide*?  
What continuing education  
coverage benefits does your  
company provide*?  
Employer paid  
Does your company offer paid  
bereavement leave?  
Available, but  
not employer  
paid  
Fully  
employer paid  
No  
Unpaid time off  
provided  
25%  
Yes  
7%  
75%  
30%  
29%  
4
4%  
63%  
Partially  
employer  
paid Paid time  
16%  
2
8%  
Does your company offer paid  
No  
holidays?  
off provided  
for courses  
Partially  
employer paid  
2%  
What long-term disability benefits  
does your company provide*?  
What medical savings plan benefits  
does your company provide*?  
9
8%  
Yes  
Available, but  
not employer  
paid  
Employer  
paid  
Health savings  
account  
Flexible  
spending  
plan (FSA)  
30%  
What employee assistance  
program benefits does your  
company provide*?  
49%  
70%  
70%  
Employer provided/  
covered  
23%  
5
0%  
2
6%  
Dependent  
care FSA  
For employees  
only  
Medical FSA  
What short-term disability benefits  
does your company provide*?  
20%  
55%  
What maternity plan benefits does  
your company provide?  
Employer paid,  
Available, but  
not employer  
paid  
Employer  
paid  
For employees and  
household members  
Unpaid, more  
up to 4 weeks  
than 8 weeks  
Employer  
What type of referral bonus  
program does your company  
provide*?  
Cash bonus  
4
4%  
56%  
14%  
paid, up to  
24%  
8
weeks  
Other gifts/  
rewards  
21%  
2
1%  
1
9%  
Gift  
cards  
8
8%  
10%  
How many days per year of sick/  
personal time does your employer  
offer?  
19%  
6%  
Unpaid,  
up to 8  
weeks  
12%  
Employer  
paid, more  
than 8 weeks  
2
days  
0 or more  
Unpaid up  
to 4 weeks  
Time off  
bonus  
1
5 to 19  
days  
0 to 14  
days  
1
3%  
1 to 4  
days  
Does your company have a profit-  
5%  
Does your company offer flex time  
for employees?  
1
0%  
sharing plan in place?  
Yes  
48%  
No  
Yes  
No  
35%  
34%  
44%  
5
to 9  
days  
65%  
56%  
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