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June 14, 2011
From Glass Magazine
2011 Top 50 Glaziers

Challenging market conditions translated into decreased sales for most of the top U.S. glazing companies in 2010, with 65 percent of companies with confirmed 2009 and 2010 sales data reporting a sales decline. Read to see how the largest fared in the downturn.

Business news
Judge approves sale of Vitro America to Sun Capital
More price increases on the way, effective later this month
TGP partners with National Glass to expand FireLite distribution in Western Canada
Analyst sees bright skies for apartment builders
FMI predicts nonresidential construction will decline 2 percent in 2011
International news
GPD commences this week; more than 800 registered
Xinyi Glass ignites furnace for trial run at new float glass production line
Odersun AG and Franzen to work together to further promote BIPV
Project news
Glass to feature prominently in proposed Apple ‘spaceship’ headquarters building
Pittsburgh skyscraper to be greenest in the world
Glass staircase presents problems
Association news
Full coverage from the AAMA National Summer Conference
More Headlines
Video: The bright spots
By Katy Devlin
AAMA President and CEO Rich Walker discusses the bright spots in the commercial construction market, how 2011 is shaping up for AAMA members, and how companies are dealing with current market challenges.
From the fabricator: A mellow reaction
By Max Perilstein
Usually, when price increase letters hit the street in our industry, they bring a ton of action. Now maybe I'm distracted, but this latest round of letters didn't seem to elicit the normal angst.
Product spotlight: Decorative interior glass at NeoCon

Twenty glass suppliers are exhibiting at this year's NeoCon show in Chicago, an annual event that attracts 40,000 architecture and design professionals. View the photo galleries to see what these companies are showing interior designers.

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Great Glazing: Technical Education Center at the College of DuPage
A custom curtainwall highlights the Technical Education Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
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