A Characterization of the Nonresidential Fenestration Market

The U.S. glass industry is a $27 billion enterprise1 with both large producers and small 

firms playing pivotal roles in the industry. While most sectors of the glass industry have 
restructured and consolidated in the past 20 years, the industry still employs 150,000 workers.2 Nonresidential glazing accounts for approximately 18% of overall U.S. glass production.3 In 1999, nonresidential glazing was supplied to approximately 2.2 billion ft² of new construction and additions.4 That same year, nonresidential glazing was also supplied to approximately 1.1 billion ft² of remodeling construction.

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