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January 17, 2012
Top news
Grey Mountain acquires fourth firm

Shortly after announcing it had purchased Binswanger Enterprises, Global Security Glazing and Custom Components Co., Grey Mountain Partners announced it had also acquired Columbia Commercial Building Products.

David Draper takes the helm at Binswanger Glass: a Q&A with the new executive
Glass Magazine recently spoke with Draper about Binswanger’s future under the Grey Mountain umbrella. Read the interview.


Business news
Solar Innovations partners with Soladigm
PRL Glass Systems Inc. implements FeneVision ERP software
Bystronic names Akhurst Machinery representative for western Canada
Zambia's Kapiri Glass, PTA sign $8 million loan agreement
Guardian to sponsor IGMA meetings
Project news
New Apple store in France to be 'nearly transparent'
People news
Arturo Carillo leaves Binswanger; David Draper to take the helm
Kevin Anez named Viracon director of marketing and product management
Tubelite names John Young client development manager
Keith Knolmayer to lead glass business development efforts at Hafele America Co.
'Undercover Boss' to feature Glass Doctor parent company CEO

What are you thinking?
By Bill Evans
Always be aware of how our thinking influences our attitude; how our attitude influences our actions; and, consequently, how our actions influence others and their attitudes and/or belief levels.
From the fabricator: Off and running
By Max Perilstein
I never thought that when I posted my blog last week that more acquisitions would be coming. Going forward, the assumption should be that things will settle down, but actually, there have been rumblings that some major moves are about to take place.
Product Spotlight
Fire-resistive low-iron glass

Safti First has partnered with PPG Industries to offer SuperLite II-XL with Starphire Ultra-Clear Low Iron Glass, giving architects the ability to create fire-rated spaces with increased levels of clarity and transparency, according to a release.

Great Glazing
Berrien Springs' Virtual Learning Academy
The Berrien Springs School District's Virtual Learning Academy features a striking, edgy design meant to echo the modern, advanced educational opportunities offered at the facility. The resulting design features three distinct spaces, sharp angles and generous uses of glass framed in recycled aluminum.



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