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July 26, 2011
Top news
Arch, ACI Glass Products and UGC re-emerge as Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions

Arch Aluminum and Glass, ACI Glass Products (formerly Vitro Architectural Products) and United Glass Corp. have combined and re-emerged as Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions. The new company--formed through acquisitions made by Sun Capital Partners--will continue to service the commercial glazing market.

PPG reports record earnings
PPG Industries reported sales for the second quarter of 2011 of $4.0 billion, an increase of 15 percent versus the prior year's second quarter. Glass segment sales were $274 million, up 11 percent.


Viewpoint: Earnest Thompson
In an interview with Glass Magazine contributor Max Perilstein, Earnest Thompson, director of corporate marketing and brand management for Guardian Industries, discusses what surprised him about the glass industry and where he sees it headed. 

Business news
Architecture Billings Index sinks again in June
Vitro's U.S. bankruptcy approved after bondholder fight
Graham Partners buys Chelsea Building Products
KL megla acquires CHMI assets
SAGE announces new execs, brand identity and progress on high-volume plant
Western Window Systems launches website
Edgetech I.G. earns German NRW-INVEST Award 2011
UK glass factory fined $18,000 for accident
People news
NSG Group names Clemens Miller president of Building Products
Association news
Attachments certification, daylighting among topics at NFRC Virtual Committee Week meeting
Better, stronger, faster is the name of the game
By Mike Turner
We have seen the economy affect the industry in a multitude of ways. However, one aspect of the business that has not slowed down  is aggressive project schedules.
From the fabricator: Panic or not?
By Max Perilstein
Last week, we saw yet another rough batch of results from the AIA's Architecture Billings Index. The fear now is: when you string three months together, that can constitute a trend. according to experts.
Product Spotlight: Creanza Design digitally printed glass
Cristacurva's Creanza Design glass can be printed with any graphic pattern, such as fine dots, graduated lines, intricate abstract designs and high-resolution photographs.
Great Glazing: Legg Mason Tower
The glass-enclosed, 26-story, 360-foot-tall Legg Mason Tower in Baltimore features 4,000 custom unitized glass panels. Trainor Glass Co. fast-tracked the glazing installation, completing one floor per week.
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