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February 21, 2012
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ASI reopens to finish Barclays Center; faces lawsuit

While ASI Ltd. reopened last month to complete fabrication of steel panels for the Barclays Center, it now faces a lawsuit for failing to give adequate notification of the December shutdown.

Viracon to upgrade Statesboro, Ga., facility in anticipation of market recovery
Fabricator will invest $4 million to $7 million to refurbish manufacturing equipment and upgrade building infrastructure, and will scale back production at the facility during the six-month rebuild period.  

FROM GLASS MAGAZINE

Glass Magazine expands awards program; now accepting nominations
Glass Magazine has changed the name and scope of its popular Crystal Achievement Awards program to include a people component and an online industry-wide voting system.

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Business news
Cardinal Solar Technologies lays off 57 at Wisconsin plant
AGC Glass Europe proposes reduction in production capacity
CRL Glass Machinery opens showroom in Los Angeles
Surface Dynamix opens new R&D and training facility
AIAS and Kawneer announce winners of the “Crisis-Ready Stadium” national student design competition
 
People news
Wayne E. Harding Jr. passes away
 
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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD
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Glassblog
Exciting times
By Jim Benney

It is a fascinating time to be involved in the fenestration industry. Technological advancements over the past two decades have elevated fenestration energy performance to unprecedented levels.

From the fabricator: Smart News
By Max Perilstein
We saw an exciting move in Washington, D.C., this past week with the introduction of the "Smart Energy Act.” It contains many provisions that can bring positive results to our industry, with the focus on retrofits being the most promising.
Product Spotlight
Sunshades

Kawneer Co. expanded its Versoleil SunShade platform with the addition of three new sunshade systems: Outrigger for curtain wall and storefront, and Single Blade for storefront.

Great Glazing
Glass floor at Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel
Interior designers for the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel strived to embody the city's rich history with the design. This design intent carried over to the entrance to the hotel sports bar, which features a back-lit glass floor depicting Dallas newspaper sports pages.

 
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