December 14, 2010
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Introducing value-added products

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  • Top stories of 2010
    By Jenni Chase
    Wow, what a year it has been. While some companies were able to grow through partnerships and acquisitions in 2010, others were forced to close their doors. While the commercial construction segment continued to slide, green building grew at a rapid rate. Some of the top stories of this year ...


 

  • From the fabricator: Yep, it happens here too
    By Max Perilstein
    Last week's customer service piece brought a ton of reaction my way. But really none better than the folks who informed/reminded me of the fact that this "bullying" tactic happens in our industry all the time.
Product spotlight

Combination glass rack/roof rack

American Rack Inc., Milwaukee, a sister company of F. Barkow Inc. introduced the Commander, a high quality, lightweight combination glass rack/roof rack engineered to fit most cargo and passenger vans. At $999, it is an inexpensive option in a difficult economy, according to a release. ... read more

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Glazing shines on green, safe police headquarters

The six-story Sarasota (Fla.) Police Headquarters, clad in various glazing systems, was designed for energy performance and safety, able to meet stringent hurricane codes and security requirements. Daylighting was critical to building design, and the headquarters features 40,000 square feet of exterior glass and 6,000 square feet of interior glass, with a total glazing value topping $2 million.

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