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June 7, 2011
From Glass Magazine
Companies begin to feel the effects of health care reform

Glass executives and human resources managers discuss how the new reform has affected their companies and how they are handling the changes. 

Wired glass still a misunderstood product
Contrary to popular belief, wired glass has not been banned from use. Where and how to use this glazing material.

Business news
Industry has mixed reaction to Sun Capital's pending acquisition of Vitro America
Glass and metal suppliers announce price increases
Raw materials shortage following earthquake in Japan affecting IG sealant production
Construction spending weak despite small uptick
Fenetech wins 'Best Emerging Company' award from NEOSA
International news
Saint-Gobain Glass India to invest $223 million over next two years
DFI expands distribution to South America
People news
Guardian names Martin Bracamonte vice president, Flat Glass, Science and Technology
Paul Booth joins Vitrum Industries' outside sales team
Richard Voreis joins Pythagoras Solar advisory board
Safti First hires new architectural sales reps
Association news
WDMA wins key votes at International Green Construction Code hearings
More Headlines
Consolidation wins and worries
By Nicole Harris
After last week's news that Sun Capital won the bidding war for Vitro America's fabrication assets, this week's big question is: How will this affect an already fractured and fragmented glass industry? The answer may depend on where you are in the glass food chain.
From the fabricator
By Max Perilstein
For those of you who follow the news of the industry, this past week the auction for my employer (Vitro America) took place, and it continued to be a surreal story that even Hollywood would write off as "too unbelievable."
Product spotlight: High performance coating for insulating glass

Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., introduced VUE-40, a new high-performance glass coating for insulating glass that strikes an ideal balance between light, comfort, solar performance and sustainability.

Do you plan to make product announcements at GlassBuild America 2011? Let us know

Great Glazing: CSU Behavioral Sciences Building
The 93,000-square-foot Behavioral Sciences Building at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, features the EFCO E-Shade, a sunshade that contributed to the building's ability to meet LEED Gold certification standards

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