September 18, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 38
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What was the most beneficial aspect about this year's GlassBuild America?
Connecting with existing industry contacts
Making new industry contacts
Buying or selling products at the show
Learning about industry innovations
Getting a scope of the changing marketplace


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Last week's poll results: 
Of the following, what is the biggest difference between the exhibitors at this year's GlassBuild America and last year's Las Vegas show?

64.71%: More international

17.65%: Smaller residential representation

11.76%: More new product introductions

5.88%: More market segments represented


 

 


Special report: GlassBuild America

Show demonstrates globalization, changing market

About 9,500 industry professionals from 54 countries attended GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, held Sept. 10-12 in Atlanta. More than ever, attendees faced a large number of international exhibitors, as about one-third of the record 538 exhibitors came from outside of the United States ... read more

Members discuss scrapers, fire-rated glass during GANA’s fall conference
The construction subcommittee of the Tempering Division and the Insulating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., addressed a continuing problem of the use of metal scrapers by window cleaners ... read more

News to know

PPG sells auto glass and chemicals businesses
Sept. 13, officials from PPG Industries of Pittsburgh announced the company is selling its automotive glass business for $500 million. Yesterday, company officials announced it will sell its fine chemicals business for about $65 million ... read more

More top stories

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Product spotlight

Electric strikes
Adams Rite Manufacturing Co. of Pomona, Calif., launched UltraLine 7400 series electric strikes that are compact, with 1 1/16-inch overall depth, and have a stainless steel split-jaw with more than 2,000 pounds of holding force ... read more

Financials

European building materials industry hit by weak U.S. market
Saint-Gobain and CRH affected
Financial analysts from Fitch Ratings in New York say they expect the European building industry to see modest growth through the end of 2007. However, the residential building slowdown in the United States will have negative effects on the U.S. divisions of the European companies ... read more

Business headlines

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Project news:

Glass bridge leads to Atlantis Bahamas Resort spa

The basics: Visitors cross a more than 15-foot long glass bridge over indoor waterfalls to reach the Mandara Spa at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort.
The players:
 Design, Lori Rapport Interior Designer, Oviedo, Fla.; general contractor, Kerzner International Development Ltd., Bahamas; glass manufacturer, Artwork in Architectural Glass, Good Hope, Ga.; installer, Woslee Dominion Construction Ltd., Bahamas.

The glass and systems:
 
Eight panels, about 53-inches by 46 inches, each 1 ¼-inch Underwriters Laboratories-approved glass flooring. The fully tempered glass features a monolithically polished edge and AAG’s Classic GlassGrit surface that exceeds requirements in the American Disabilities Act.


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