August 4, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 31
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From Glass Magazine
  • Storefront Q&A
    Alvaro Correa, project manager for West Tampa Glass, Florida, and Mike Tracy, business development for Trainor Glass, Alsip, Ill., discuss the most challenging aspects of storefront jobs.

  • Increasing the value of your glass business
    Kenneth H. Marks and D.L. (Sonny) Williams, authors of “Handbook of Financing Growth: Strategies, Capital Structure and M&A,” discuss long-term strategies and practical day-to-day tactics to increase the financial value of your company.

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NFRC rating system not ready for rollout
I appreciate the work the National Fenestration Rating Council has done with regard to getting the residential window industry playing on a level field as it relates to ratings for energy performance. I have misgivings the same can be said for the planned rollout of the site built fenestration rating system ... read more
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Glass bonding system
C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, will introduce a glass bonding system that includes a complete line of ultraviolet and UV/visible light adhesives, innovative fixation devices, UV curing lamps, and glass display and furniture hardware. ... read more
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Glass icon on Tampa Riverwalk

The Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel overlooking the Hillsborough River and is part of the Tampa Riverwalk, a 2.2-mile stretch that will contain seven parks, 11 bridges and five museums when the project is complete.

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