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February 7, 2012
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2012 Forecast: Which geographic areas will lead the recovery?

Read what leading industry executives are saying...

Nonresidential construction to enter ‘muted’ growth phase in 2012
Growth will not necessarily come in new construction but remodeling/retrofit improvements.

 
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Business news
Trulite opens Super Center in Atlanta
Guardian DeWitt float plant back in production following leak
NSG to halt production at UK float plant, lay off 3,500 employees globally
Kawneer and Traco combine product portfolios
PPG to make Solarphire PV glass at Fresno plant
 
People news
LBNL's Dariush Arasteh passes away
Terry Robinholt joins Tubelite as Central and Southwest regional sales manager
 
Association news
Associations make strides on life cycle assessment product category rules
IGMA looks to address vacuum glazing, launches new website
 
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Glassblog
VIDEO: A more serious approach to IG certification
By Katy Devlin
In the last several years, insulating glass certification has transformed from a voluntary program to a near mandatory process, making industry awareness even more crucial.
From the fabricator: Negative takes the lead
By Max Perilstein
So, last week I ran a piece on the positive news from the AIA but was really surprised by the industry reaction that leaned almost completely negative.
Product Spotlight
Commercial retrofit window

To help architects and building owners maintain the historic look of a building while providing high energy efficiency, Traco, a division of Kawneer Co., introduced its NX-4000 Series thermal window.

Great Glazing
Torrington Point of Entry
The Wyoming Highway Patrol is using electronically tintable glass from Sage Electrochromics to manage solar glare and heat gain at its newly built Torrington Port of Entry station north of Cheyenne. The new glass allows for full views without the need for interior blinds or exterior louvers to control summer and winter glare on the west and south elevations.

 
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