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November 1, 2011
Vitrum 2011: New products, photos and more

The Milan-based international glass event drew more than 6,500 attendees last week, according to show organizers, and marked the debut of the Vitrum Gourmet Festival. Read about the products on display, and take a photo tour of the trade show floor.

The Italian way
Glass Magazine talks family, history, debt and growth potential with Dino Fenzi, president of the Fenzi Group, the Italian mirror and decorative paints, and IG sealants and profiles manufacturer.


Business news
NSG, Saint-Gobain announce plans to build new float glass line in Argentina
Glasslam announces new spacer and powder coating facility in Florida
Saint-Gobain says sales up, could slow in Q4
Vitro’s ‘unorthodox’ debt plan spurs U.S. lawmakers’ complaints
Dubai Investments secures $190.5 million for Emirates Float Glass expansion
Construction materials price index flat in September
Project news
New measure would ban glass curtain walls in many new buildings in Shanghai
Video: $900,000 window repair underway at Lambert Airport
Glass falls from Cityplace complex in Dallas
People news
Kawneer appoints Norris McElroy plant manager for Visalia, Calif., facility
Argotec announces new chairman, COO

Molto bene in Milan!
By Nicole Harris

There are three things you can always count on if you are lucky enough to attend Vitrum, the Italian glass show in Milan, Italy: high style, great food and new product introductions, especially machinery.

From the fabricator: How do you say it?
By Max Perilstein
This week, I decided to start with something light. After the last few weeks of negativity, surely it's time for something different. So, here it is: the two most commonly mispronounced company names in our industry…
Product Spotlight video
Mechanical lock profile
Azon introduced MLP (mechanical lock profile) for commercial window, door, storefront and curtain wall applications. MLP offers a balance of energy efficiency and high strength for aluminum fenestration products used in demanding climates and conditions, according to company officials. Watch the video…
Great Glazing
Columbia St. Mary’s
The 835,000-square-foot, $417 million Columbia St. Mary's in Milwaukee features an aluminum rainscreen system to provide protection against the harsh winter climate and high winds of Lake Michigan.



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