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January 10, 2012
Top news
Grey Mountain buys Binswanger

Grey Mountain Partners, a Boulder, Colo., private equity firm, has acquired Binswanger Enterprises, Global Security Glazing and Custom Components Co.

Contract glazier ASI suspends operations
ASI Ltd., which ranked 8th on Glass Magazine's Top 50 Glaziers list in 2011 with sales between $50 million and $100 million, has suspended operations at its Whitestown, Ind., plant. At least 250 jobs were terminated as a result of the suspension.

Business news
Hartung Glass Industries acquires Dallas glass facility from Trulite
New developments in Vitro SAB bankruptcy case
PPG completes acquisition of architectural coating supplier Dyrup
Uncertainty for construction industry in 2012
Aluminum prices to rise as producers cut output, Alba says
International news
Bystronic glass officials announce reorganization
China Specialty Glass ends distributorship deal with Saint-Gobain Glass France
China’s flat glass output accelerates in November
People news
McGrory Glass names new VP, sales and marketing manager
Hartung Glass Industries names new director of sales
Paul Smith named president of Häfele America Co.

The top 10 most-clicked news stories of 2011
By Katy Devlin
2011 was, to say the least, a year of change for the glass industry. From International Aluminum Group's bankruptcy to the creation of Trulite, the year was full of breaking news announcements.
From the fabricator: 2012, great to see you!
By Max Perilstein
Happy New Year! There is no doubt that the past year was challenging. But there were probably more bright spots than we either want to admit or were willing to notice. Regardless, I am thrilled that we have turned the calendar over.
Product Spotlight
Advanced architectural glass

Guardian Industries introduced SunGuard SNR 43, a new glass coating for commercial applications that offers a high light to solar gain ratio and low solar heat gain coefficient.

Great Glazing
Three PNC Plaza
The glass-enclosed Three PNC Plaza, a 750,000 square foot, 23-story mixed-use development, marks Pittsburgh's first new downtown tower in more than two decades.



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