October 7, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 40
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What's the priority on the first day of GlassBuild America?
Looking for new products
Checking stock market indices
Comparing notes with friends and foes

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GlassBuild America returns to Las Vegas. Of the following, what is your favorite movie set in that location?

"Oceans 11" (2001)


"Viva Las Vegas" (1964)


"Vegas Vacation" (1997)


"Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)


"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998)


"What Happens in Vegas" (2008)


"Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992)


News to know

GlassBuild America hits Las Vegas

North America’s largest glass and fenestration trade show opened its doors today, Oct. 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show will host 485 industry exhibitors more than 161,260 square feet of floor space. The show will run through Oct. 8. Visit GlassMagazine.com for daily updates from the floor. ... read more

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Installation of the week

2008 Scion XB
Download a free PDF featuring glass removal and replacement instructions for the 2008 Scion XB.

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Top 10 jolts in the glass industry
The financial shock waves emanating from Wall Street to Main Street had me remembering more than my Great Depression history classes. ... read more

Product spotlight

Storefront and terrace door
Expanding its Architectural Systems line, PGT Industries, Venice, Fla., introduced three impact-resistant door and window products for commercial and residential high-rise applications: the ST3550 commercial storefront entrance door; the WS3500 storefront window wall system; and the TER3050 terrace door.... read more

Risk tip of the week

Fireproof your roof
October is National Fire Prevention Month, when you are reminded to change the batteries in your smoke detectors at home. For your business, it can be a reminder to schedule a fire drill and review fire prevention measures with all employees. ... read more

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Curtain wall offers expansive bay views

"The glass for the project was not only a unique design for us but a challenge as well, due to its proximity to Lake Erie. What strikes you the most is how the design of the building flows along the water and mimics the look of an ocean going vessel. With the building located within 30-foot proximity to Lake Erie, there were restrictions with the weight of the equipment near the sea wall. This added to the overall challenge of the project." – Craig Gibson, general field superintendent, Harmon Inc.

Learn about the basics, the players, and the glass and systems involved with this Great glazing

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