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August 30, 2011
Top news
Some glass businesses bustling, others quiet, in Irene’s wake

Glass companies up and down the coast reported various levels of damage in the wake of Hurricane Irene, with some shops already experiencing a pick-up in business as clean-up efforts get underway.  


GlassBuild America product preview
An extensive look at the new products, technologies and services making their debut in Atlanta, Sept. 12-14.

Codes & standards: Recent tornadoes call attention to wind load provisions
More tools are needed to study the effects of tornadoes on building design, says code expert Julie Ruth.


Business news
Edgetech acquisition boosts Quanex net sales in third quarter
ATI to open new Canadian testing facility
eIQ energy partners with Focus Materials to offer new BIPV solutions
New SolarWindow prototype one step closer to commercial viability
Wojan Window & Door launches new website
International news
Solaglas sees surge in business following UK riots
Malaysian glass manufacturers upset over European imports
People news
Stylmark appoints Cathi Bullis CFO
Safti First names Tim Nass vice president of national sales
CRL recognizes John Frey as chief design engineer of U.S. Aluminum
Dorma-CDC colleague Steve O'Neill passes away
RavenBrick hires Max Perilstein to lead marketing and communication efforts

From the fabricator: Eye of the storm
By Max Perilstein
A hurricane is bad wherever and whenever it hits, but the fact that Irene is hitting places that normally don't get hurricanes makes this even worse. How much of an economic effect will it have, and how far will it reach?
A good return on investment
By Matt Rumbaugh
If you’ve never been to GlassBuild America, then this is your year to come. Let me share a few reasons why.
Product Spotlight
Gas-fill equipment

OptiGas 1000, co-developed by Integrated Automation Systems and FeneTech Inc., cools and gas-fills insulating glass at the pace of fabrication, while maintaining sequence of production.

Eye on GlassBuild
Erin Johnson
In advance of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta, will feature brief interviews with various people connected to the show. This week, we talk to Erin Johnson, marketing director, PR, Advertising, and Marketing Materials for Quanex Engineered Products Group.
Great Glazing
U.S. Courthouse, Buffalo, N.Y.

The new U.S. Federal Courthouse in the central business district of downtown Buffalo, N.Y., features an exterior skin of several distinct glazing designs. The 260,000-square-foot, 10-story building has an elliptical face, with architectural precast and punched window openings, veiled with glass.

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