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January 31, 2012
From Glass Magazine
2012 Forecast: When will flat glass market conditions improve?

Some industry leaders say it could be as early as third quarter 2012, while others point to 2013 or 2014. Read why...

2012 International Code requirements for windows and doors
With adoption and enforcement of the 2012 editions of the International Codes to begin within the next few months, AAMA’s Julie Ruth examines new requirements for fenestration products.


Business news
Eastman to acquire Solutia
AGC to restart production at Greenland plant
Court rejects attempt by dissident bondholders to block Vitro's restructuring
Glass leak disrupts Guardian plant
AIA expects slight increase in nonresidential construction spending in 2012; 'substantial growth' in 2013
Remodeling Market Index hits five-year high
Project news
Shanghai to ban use of glass curtain walls in select applications
People news
Arizona Shower Door announces management changes following presidentís arrest
LCG Facades announces leadership changes
One step at a time
By Jenni Chase
While economists--and glass industry executives--say it could be 2013-14 before we see any significant recovery, glass companies aren’t sitting idly by, waiting for the upswing.
From the fabricator: It never gets dull
By Max Perilstein
Last week was very interesting in the glass and glazing world. We had positive news from AIA, the sale of a major player, a big-time promotion and a melting Toyota Prius.
Product Spotlight
Color coated glass switch plates

Bendheim introduced Color Coated glass switch plates to add finishing touches to back-painted wall claddings and backsplashes. The switch plates can be made to match the standard or custom backpainted color of the main application.

Great Glazing
510 Madison
A floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall highlights New York City's 510 Madison, a 30-story, 350,000-square-foot Class-A office building that received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.


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