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October 18, 2011
From Glass Magazine
Video: How to evaluate a shower door hinge

Watch as Tom Whitaker, owner of Mr. ShowerDoor, takes you through a six-minute “how-to” video. Or, download the step-by-step instructions for how to evaluate a hinge, including how to check the break-open pressure, slop, gasket grip, and other essential characteristics.  

Metal dilemmas
Extrusions and hardware challenge the best shower enclosure companies. Retailers offer solutions to matching inconsistent finishes and combating increasing costs.


Business news
Saint-Gobain Glass India accused of deliberate under-pricing
PPG glass fabrication plant in Barrie, Ontario, to begin operation in January 2012
Wojan expands production at Coldwater facility
DuPont names Curbell Plastics as an authorized SentryGlas supplier
Saudi American Glass boosts production capacity
Project news
Glass goes up at Missoula airport
Eiffel Tower to get glass floor
Custom Components to supply glass railings for Mesa College Math and Science Building
Steve Jobs, a genius of the storefront, too
People news
Peter Varevice joins APG International as director of business development for North America
Lloyd Buckwell joins DORMA Americas as Area Human Resources Director

Press play
By Jenni Chase
I have finally come to terms with the fact that I'm a glass geek, and I love to see buildings featuring creative uses of glass on television, as well as shows spotlighting glass companies and their products. What can I say? It's exciting to see our industry highlighted in the popular media.
From the fabricator: Decent news in a slow week
By Max Perilstein

Glass Magazine recently linked to an interesting report from FMI that projects 2012 will be like 2003. My memory is not great, but 2003 wasn't awful, and if we're headed that way, I'd be OK with that.

Product Spotlight
Ultra thermal window

Traco, a division of Kawneer, launched the OptiQ ultra thermal window, AA 4325. The aluminum window features a polyamide thermal break for high thermal performance. Watch the video…

Great Glazing
L.A. Live Tower and Residences

Located adjacent to the Los Angeles Staples Center and the Nokia Theater, the L.A. Live Tower and Residences is the first skyscraper to be built in downtown LA in almost two decades. The mixed use building, with hotel, residential, conference and retail space, is enclosed in several notable glazing systems, including a unitized curtain wall with colored glass and a large point-supported wall system.



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