April 22, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 16
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AGC Flat Glass announced the closure of three facilities last week. Do you expect to similar moves from other glass companies this year?
No
Yes, from other floaters
Yes, but from fabricators
Yes, from fabricators and floaters


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Have you increased product prices since the start of the year?

Yes

63%

No

21%

Not yet, but we will likely do so soon

16%














News to know

GPD goes to India
The first Glass Performance Days India will be held Dec. 3-4 in conjunction with the Zak Glasstech 2008, Dec. 4-7. Both events will be in New Delhi. ... read more

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Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo attracts 82 exhibitors


About 82 exhibitors set up table-top displays April 16 at the Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo for an evening of networking and
socializing. ...
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Product spotlight

Colored low-E coatings
Guardian Industries of Auburn Hills, Mich., added six colors to its low-E SunGuard advanced architectural glass product
line. ...
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Got a disaster recovery plan?


Not sure you need a disaster recovery plan for your small business? Here's a statistic that might convince you. On average, more than 40 percent of businesses that do not have a disaster plan go out of business after a major loss such as a fire, a break-in, or a major storm, according to The Hartford Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn. ... read more

Financials

AGC to restructure
AGC Flat Glass North America of Alpharetta, Ga., will close three factories and a production line in the next six months, according to a company release April 16. ... read more

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Project news Dallas Arts District gets a focal point
“The glass we chose for this project allowed us to balance the vision glass with the spandrel to achieve uniformity at the lowest possible level of reflectance.”
—Lionel Morrison, principal, Morrison Seifert Murphy, Dallas

The basics: One Arts Plaza in Dallas is a $125 million multi-use commercial structure. Completed in January 2007, the 24-story building is the first of three located on about 10 acres at the eastern edge of the arts district in the northeast part of downtown.
The players: Architects, Morrison Seifert Murphy, Dallas, and Corgan Associates, Dallas; general contractor, Balfour Beatty Construction, Dallas; glazier, Trainor Glass Co., Dallas branch; glass fabricator, Oldcastle Glass, Santa Monica, Calif.; glass manufacturer, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.; curtain wall fabricator, Trainor Glass Co.
The glass and systems: Guardian SunGuard Silver 32 on clear glass, a high-performance solar-control reflective coated glass, and Trainor custom aluminum unitized curtain wall.

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