August 28, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 35
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News to know

More consolidation coming
Customers respond to rumored Efco-Pella deal
While representatives from both companies aren’t talking, many industry players are already responding to the much-rumored deal between Efco Corp. of Monett, Mo., and Pella Corp., of Pella, Iowa ... read more

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Product spotlight

Temperature controller
Plymouth, Mich.-based Sealant Equipment and Engineering, introduced the Peltier series thermoelectric temperature controller for controlling the fluid temperature of adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other materials in meter, mix and dispensing systems ... read more


Construction slips 11 percent in July
Nonresidential segment remains strong
New construction starts fell 11 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $588.1 billion, according to an Aug. 22 release from McGraw Hill Construction of New York. The value of construction from January to July reached $363.2 billion, 13 percent below the same period last year ... read more

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Project news

AIG in Bermuda, re-glazed from the outside in

The basics: The 120,000-square-foot, eight-story building for American International Group in Bermuda required designers to match a new curtain wall system to a 25-year-old interior glazed system.
The players:
 Architect, OBM International Ltd., Bermuda; contract glazier, Island Glass Co., Bermuda; glass fabricator for the ground floor and penthouse, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glass fabricator for the curtain wall and atrium, Trulite Industries Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario; curtain wall supplier, Efco Corp., Monett, Mo.; sunshade and composite panel supplier, Litecore Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.

The glass and systems:
For ground floor and penthouse, VE4-2M 1-inch insulating glass, with a fully tempered bronze tinted glass and low-emissivity coating; for the curtain wall, 1-inch insulating, with tempered glass, bronze tint and PPG Solarban 60 coating on No. 3 surface; for atrium, 1-inch insulating, with tempered clear glass and PPG Solarban 80 on the No. 3 surface

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