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November 29, 2011
Top news
Industry representatives respond to glass condo complaints in Toronto

Responding to recent CBC News reports alleging many of Toronto's glass condo towers will fail 15 to 25 years after construction, glass industry representatives say the reports neglect to consider buildings with properly designed and installed glass units, and to address overall construction quality concerns. "Clearly, there is muck-raking going on at the expense of the glass industry," says Rob Botman, general manager of Glassopolis, Toronto.

AGC to shut down production line at Kingsport plant
Officials of AGC Glass Company North America confirmed to Glass Magazine that the company will shut down a production line at its Kingsport, Tenn., facility. The closure, set for first quarter 2012, will affect as many as 100 of the plant's nearly 300 employees.  


Be a team player
It's a new world out there for decorative glass fabricators, as architects look to fabricators as critical sources of design ideas. Here, experts offer tips for glass companies of any size working with designers on decorative glass projects. 


Business news
PRL Glass completes new manufacturing facility
Solutia finalizes Southwall acquisition
Associations publish updated North American Fenestration Standard
Xinyi Glass postpones listing of solar unit
ABI up after sharp dip in September
New construction starts up 12 percent in October
House repeal of 3 percent withholding mandate welcome news for hard-hit construction industry
International news
Guardian expands UK plant with addition of high technology glass coater
Sezal Glass to set up new manufacturing facility in Bangalore
Dorma to acquire Door Service Center
Abstract submission deadline approaching for GPD China 2012
People news
Gardner Glass Products CEO Tommy Huskey passes away
Project news
Port Authority approves One WTC podium, awards glazing contract
Buffalo's glass-clad courthouse opens

From the Fabricator: Sad day for the industry
By Max Perilstein
I just heard the very sad news of the passing of Tommy Huskey, CEO of Gardner Glass. Tommy was a tremendous man and will be truly missed by many. This is a very sad day for our industry.
Product Spotlight Video
Lovati Alcor 100 CNC
Watch a live demonstration of the new Lovati Alcor 100 CNC machine for processing frameless shower doors, introduced at Vitrum 2011 this fall.
Great Glazing
Red Eye Brewing

With a focus on using local, sustainable and energy-efficient building products, architects transformed a Wausau, Wis., warehouse that once held an auto parts store into Red Eye Brewing Co. Expansive windows and doors, with low-emissivity glass, highlight the 6,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant.



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