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November 8, 2011
From Glass Magazine
The good, the bad and the suspect

Since the ITC decision to impose duties on Chinese aluminum extrusion imports, glass and glazing companies report the tariffs have impacted them in various ways: some positive, some negative, depending on industry segment. Others say more action is needed, as reports of Chinese companies circumventing the tariffs come to light.


Business news
Quanex restructuring IG spacer business; announces plans to close Barbourville, Ky., plant
AGC glass sales up slightly in Q3, despite overall sales decline
Serious launches Building Energy Retrofit Service
FeneTech launches updated website and new corporate logo
RavenBrick wins Colorado Cleantech Award
Project news
1 World Trade Center pedestal redesign features glass louvers
Photos and video: Apple unveils glass cube at NYC 5th Ave. store
People news
Thomas VanSumeren appointed Traco general manager
What is your No. 2 priority?
By Bill Evans

If something is urgent but not important, what is its value? Quite frankly, we all get consumed by what we consider "urgent" without analyzing its importance. This is compounded by the prevalence of smart phones and 24/7 accessibility. If it is not important, why do we feel the pressure to respond quickly?

From the fabricator: Tops on Twitter
By Max Perilstein
Back in mid-2009, I debuted the "Twitter Top 10" on my blog, and since then, I have spotlighted various "tweets" of the week. Well, it is time to update the list.
Product Spotlight
BriteGuard surface protection
Bohle introduced BriteGuard, an easy-to-use surface protection product for glass and glazed ceramic surfaces that forms a high strength functional layer to protect against dirt deposits and glass corrosion.
Great Glazing
Sarasota Memorial Hospital expansion

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is undergoing a $250 million dollar, two-phase expansion project that will include energy-saving window systems. The first phase of the expansion includes a three-story addition to the Critical Care Center and was completed in June 2011. The second phase is a nine-story Patient Bed Tower consisting of seven moderately sized curtain walls spanning six stories.



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