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AlexMiranda

 
Alex Miranda, journeyman glazier

Every day is new and involves something different. I’ve worked on the ballpark, the Asian Arts Museum, the GAP, and all kinds of condos. This is one of the largest projects. It’s over 60 stories, and that means years of steady work.

One of the great things about being a glazier is that we work inside the building, so we get to work every day, year around.  That’s good for me and for my family. There’ve been times when I was out of work for a month, and that was hard.

After high school, I took a lot of different classes at junior college and wasn’t getting anywhere. Then a friend of mine told me about glazing. You can go through the training program, and then you graduate as an apprentice and you can join the union.
What I like best is finishing work, getting everything square and plumb, with no gaps. I take a lot of pride in my work. I love looking at something and saying, “I did that,” and then showing my kids and grandkids and hearing them say, “My grandfather did that.”

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