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March 13, 2012
Top news
Trainor Glass Co. files for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The contract glazier, which ceased operations in February, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 9, with the Northern District of Illinois U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Court documents list Trainor's estimated liabilities at between $50 million and $100 million. 

Class action lawsuits filed in response to falling glass incidents in Toronto
Two class action lawsuits have been filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of owners and renters of Toronto condominiums where several incidents of glass balcony lites falling to the ground occurred last summer.

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Business news
Mestek acquires LINEL
Harmon expands into Texas
Vitro bondholder collections barred until judge rules on enforcement of Mexican concurso plan in U.S.
Lisec posts 25 percent sales increase in 2011
APG International and Dorma reinforce strategic partnership in structural glass
Maeda names Falcon Equipment mini-crane dealer
Pulp Studios launches redesigned website
AGC says 'the worst has passed' for construction employment
International news
Rolltech A/S to begin production in Denmark of Chromatech Ultra component
Gimav members to exhibit at China Glass 2012
Project news
Howard Hughes Corp. reveals its plans for glass-walled Pier 17
Association news
Associations push for LRRP reform
People news
Thermoseal Group names Rohit Kale materials specialist

Dirty laundry
Yesterday, we broke the news that Trainor Glass had filed for Chapter 11. An underlying question arises in these situations. What is important to cover in what is, after all, a bad news story for all involved, especially the former employees and suppliers that are owed money?
From the fabricator: Roaring back! Really?
By Max Perilstein
I have become a very positive person on this blog. I am always trumpeting good news or positive reports. However, this week, I was thrown when I heard a news reporter say, “And signs that the economy are roaring back are more prominent than ever… .” Now that throws me.
Product Spotlight
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The May issue of Glass Magazine will feature glass and glazing products making their debut at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition. To make sure your company is included in this special editorial feature, click here.

Great Glazing
Basketball City on Pier 36

The $12.5 million Basketball City location on Pier 36 on the Lower East Side in Manhattan features a curved wall of blue channel glass. The 70,000-square-foot renovated storage warehouse on the East River opened this month and is home to seven basketball courts, locker rooms, an event space and offices.



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