October 28, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 43
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News to know

Glasstec wraps up successfully, unscathed by U.S. economic crisis

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Despite the abysmal economy in the U.S., glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the
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Jeff Olive takes first place in 2008 International Master Fitter Competition
2008 American Master Installer Auto Glass Champion Jeff Olive of Glasspro, Mount Pleasant, S.C., took first place in the 2008 International Master Fitter Competition Oct. 25, beating out auto glass technicians from Japan, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands for the title of world's "master fitter." ... read more

Hawaii to award training grants to NGA members
The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced today that it has received an Employment and Training Fund Macro Grant contract from the state of Hawaii to provide training programs in both the auto glass and flat/architectural glass sectors. ... read more

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Installation of the week

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Download a free PDF featuring glass removal and replacement instructions for the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe.

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Wanted: Gen Xers, Millenials, Echo-Boomers…
...in other words, anyone under the age of 40 who has made a significant contribution to the commercial, retail or auto glass industries. We do
exist. ... read more

Product spotlight

Back-painted glass
Gardner Glass Products Inc., North Wilkesboro, N.C., developed Dreamwalls color glass, a back-painted glass product. ... read more

Risk tip of the week

Third-party employment practices claims
Does your Employment Practices Liability policy cover third-party claims? ... read more

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Trump tower glitters with gold coating

“It is our understanding that the 24-karat gold coating is a complex make-up for Viracon. This along with a very aggressive ‘Vegas style’ schedule put an abnormal load on Viracon's shoulders. Garret Henson and his team at Viracon were able to come through for Enclos allowing for an uninterrupted curtain wall assembly and allowing us to keep the curtain wall installation no more than ten floors behind the concrete pours throughout the project.”  — Mike Coulter, project executive, Enclos Corp.

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