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July 19, 2011
Top news
U.S. Aluminum is back in business, says CRL president

Nine U.S. Aluminum facilities opened for business yesterday as part of C.R. Laurence's effort to re-establish the company "as one of, if not the, preeminent brand in storefront," according to CRL President Lloyd Talbert. Read the interview.

Customers, employees weigh in on CRL's acquisition of USAC

The response has been positive overall, with several industry representatives saying they are pleased to see U.S. Aluminum purchased by a company within the industry.

Business news
Vitro may get ruling from U.S. judge on bankruptcy protection soon
YKK AP introduces Rapid Building Envelope Program
Vitrum 2011 set for Oct. 26-29 in Milan
EPA will not impose lead clearance rule
Contractors feel the squeeze as rising costs continue to outpace building prices
Remodeling index shows record level of activity
Project news
Engineering firm finds CityCenterís Harmon could collapse in code-level quake
People news
Paramount Windows founder Stan Dudeck passes away
SAGE's Helen Sanders tells Congress green building loans drive job creation

My hope for US Aluminum
By JD Williams
Some architectural metal companies catering to the smaller glazing contractors may see CRL’s acquisition of US Aluminum as a negative. Personally, I only see this as a positive move.
From the fabricator: Green or not
By Max Perilstein
Has the lack of “green” promotion hurt the cause?
Product Spotlight: Fabrication equipment
Salem Flat Glass and Mirror, a division of Salem Distributing Co., will exhibit the Mistral 180V–180 numerically controlled sandblasting unit, Hoaf laminating glass line and Vitrododi 15S vertical washer at 2011 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.
Great Glazing: Newmark Civil Engineering Building
The first floor lobby of the Nathan Newmark Civil Engineering Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign features a custom-designed decorative glass wall made up of 12 glass panels depicting an assortment of prominent civil engineering images across a multi-colored gradient base.

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