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October 11, 2011
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Video: Solutia to acquire Southwall Technologies

Officials from Solutia Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Southwall Technologies for about $113 million. The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter of 2012.  

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Photo and video galleries from Greenbuild 2011 
Take a tour of the show floor in Toronto, visiting the booths of glass industry companies introducing products ranging from ultra-thermal windows to dynamic glass to window walls and more.

 
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Business news
Architectural Testing, Inc. purchases Hurricane Test Laboratory, LLC
Lanier Glass Co. closes after 53 years
FMI predicts U.S. total construction will just about reach 2003 levels next year
 
Project news
Extra-large IG units installed at Michener Art Museum
PPG installs solar array at Pennsylvania facility
 
People news
Kelly Schuller named Viracon president
United Plate Glass names David Tyrrell Architectural Products Division Manager
 
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From the fabricator: Greenbuild recap
By Max Perilstein

Greenbuild might have hit its plateau last week after a rough outing in Toronto. Traffic was down, which was shocking considering the show was in Canada for the first time. Worse yet was the layout of the show floor.

Product Spotlight
Energy-efficient wood curtain wall

IC2 Technologies attracted a lot of attention at Greenbuild 2011, where it introduced timber curtain wall technology that can accommodate double or triple glazing systems. The wood curtain wall acts as a structural member of the building, capable of supporting exterior shading systems and the roof. Watch the video here.

Great Glazing
Bridgewater House

The centerpiece of the Finzels Reach development in Bristol, England, is Bridgewater House, an office building featuring a five-story, three-sided glass atrium. The atrium is designed to bring maximum light to each intermediate floor.


 
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