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May 17, 2011
From Glass Magazine
New products make their debut in New Orleans

Photos and videos from the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition.

Steps to protect your company during contract review
Legal columnist Matt Johnson offers advice on clauses and documents to watch out for.

Business news
US Aluminum customers, employees grapple with Chapter 7 filing
Glass feature at 1 World Trade Center is halted after $10 million
Zeledyne Tulsa plant faces possible closure
Gamma merges with Far East Global Group Ltd.
Construction accelerates on new Sage manufacturing plant
Contractors struggle to pass on rising petroleum, metal costs
New name, website for HHH
Western U.S. posts biggest gains in remodeling activity
International news
Nippon Sheet Glass posts profit after two years of decline
Liquidation sale announced for Irish flat glass facility
People news
Trainor Glass names new president
PPG announces new executive appointments
Stylmark names new president and executive vice president
Steve Perilstein joins W.A. Wilson
TGA names Deron Patterson president elect
More Headlines
Who knew?
By Nicole Harris

In 1959, Barbie and the float glass process were born. Turns out, Barbie was born a teenage fashion model and Sir Alastair Pilkington's invention of floating molten glass on a bed of molten tin spawned several competitive offspring. But that's not all a doll and an industry have in common.

From the fabricator: A very newsworthy week
By Max Perilstein
We had an update on the World Trade Center issue, a major closure, a departure, an addition, and a rumor-fest amongst the everyday goings on.
Product spotlight: Pilkington Energy Advantage Low-E clarity

Officials from Pilkington North America, Toledo, Ohio, announced an increase in the clarity of its Pilkington Energy Advantage low-E glass. The advancement in the pyrolytic coating technology reduces the haze value to a level so low that it is difficult to perceive, according to a release.

Images courtesy CO Architects.
Great Glazing: Palomar Medical Center West

Architects of the Palomar Medical Center West, Escondido, Calif., specified 22 types of glass on the 736,000-square-foot, $615 million hospital, set for completion this year. The various glass types provide performance, safety, light transmittance and aesthetics.

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