March 31, 2017

Heart ♥ of the City!

We had the pleasure of participating, for the third year in a row, in a fun and healthy annual event: the “Heart of the City” 5-K Walk/Run through the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, closed off early last Saturday morning, for hundreds of people – some with their dogs – to make our way through city streets normally clogged with traffic.
March 17, 2017

American Subcontractors Association

At Giroux Glass, we feel it's important to keep in touch with not only all that is going on within our industry locally, but also to see and chat with other "subs" in our area. We feel that being members of American Subcontractors Association, ("ASA"), is a wonderful way to do just that. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA and established in 1966, ASA members include subcontractors, specialty trade contractors and a variety of suppliers. Our local Los Angeles/Orange County chapter, has since 1988, hosted monthly meetings at which guests…
March 10, 2017

WIC Week Continues: Groundbreaking Women in Construction Luncheon

In celebration of WIC Week 2017, which officially ends tomorrow, NAWIC LA presented its last event of its "Groundbreaking Women" series yesterday, March 9th. At this event, knowledgeable panel members represented architectural, engineering and construction companies, which was an interesting contrast to Tuesday's panel, in which the women who participated worked for various departments of our Los Angeles City government. I attended the luncheon along with my Giroux Glass colleague, our contracts manager, Ilse Baeck (shown here, right, with moderator Sophia Cavalli.)
March 8, 2017

WIC Week Event: Wonderful Women Changing the LA Landscape

Yesterday, it was my absolute pleasure to attend an event hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), my first event of the week to celebrate "Women in Construction" Week, happening March 5th to 11th. The event took place on the top floor of City Hall's Tom Bradley Tower, a destination worth the visit for the gorgeous Art Deco interior design and the panoramic views in every direction from an outside walkway.
February 28, 2017

Help Us Vote! Giroux Glass for ‘Best Construction Blog’ of 2017

Our blog here at Giroux Glass is truly a labor of love. We hope it serves as a relevant and applicable source of information to you, our readers! With contributions from so many partners and friends, we know it's a success, and now you can tell our industry that you agree. We are excited to announce that our blog is one of 26 construction blogs vying for the #1 title in Construction Marketing Idea's "2017 Best Construction Blog" competition. A diverse range of organizations are represented in the list, including several international entries; and we are honored to be among them!
February 3, 2017

An Insider’s Tour of the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

What a thrill it was for Monica Molinaro and me to get a private tour of the gorgeous new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. We have previously published a few posts on the project (see 6/23/16 and 5/11/16), but it’s the first time that the two of us got to see this amazing venue’s impressive 650,000 square feet of sport and entertainment space -- and also the projects completed by Giroux Glass, Inc. From the moment we entered the row of double glass entrance doors, (installed by Giroux Glass), our jaws dropped and we continued, awe-struck.
December 13, 2016

On-Site Visit to C.R. Laurence

C.R. Laurence , or "CRL," as they're known to most of the industry, is a leading supplier and manufacturer of products to the glass and glazing industry, and one with whom Giroux Glass has done business ever since our own company was started seventy years ago. There aren't too many local companies older than ours, but CRL is an exception, at over one hundred years old.  Visiting one of their many manufacturing sites, was, however, brand new to me. With worldwide locations in forty-five cities and six countries, it was interesting to me that I was getting to see where it all began so long ago, in Vernon, California, not far from our own downtown Los Angeles location. 
November 29, 2016

Nataline’s Response to ENR

Giroux Glass CEO and President, Nataline Lomedico, recently had the honor of being featured in a piece by ENR (Engineering News Record). A conversation with ENR’s editor-at-large prompted a discussion about being a woman in leadership, especially in a historically patriarchal industry such as ours. Below are her heart-felt answers, unabridged. When asked about how her role as a female CEO in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) sector has changed perceptions about Giroux Glass, and about how perceptions of women in executive leadership roles have changed in our industry niche, Nataline replied: I actually replaced Anne-Merelie Murrell, a woman CEO who is now our Chairman of the Board. Anne-Merelie purchased Giroux Glass over 25 years [...]