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April 3, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Exclusive: Grey Mountain talks strategy

VP Beth Lesniak provides insight into the firm’s business model and future plans. "We plan on operating our network of glass and metal fabrication companies under a flagship name, while allowing the companies to maintain their unique identity and strengths," she says.

IgCC means change, not catastrophe
Code expert Julie Ruth looks to dispel concerns surrounding the 2012 International Green Construction Code, pointing out that it's quite unlikely that compliance with the IgCC will be required for all projects built in the United States anytime soon

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Business news
Lawsuit filed against Top 50 Glazier CBO Glass
AGC Glass Company North America to implement FeneVision ERP software in 15 facilities
Pulp Studio finalizes acquisition of California Glass Bending
Flovetro SpA to become wholly owned business of NSG
Technical Glass Products launches redesigned website
People news
Pat Bailey to represent Bohle America in Rocky Mountain region
Tubelite hires Tim Doughty as client development manager
Wojan Window & Door names Tim Hruska production engineer

Fenestration hallucination: Increase your profit margins!
By Rod Van Buskirk
No doubt you’ve reduced your overhead as far as you can.  It may seem counter-intuitive in this tough marketplace, but do your market research and raise your profit margins now. If you do your homework, you might find the market can bear more than you realize.   
From the fabricator: Mr. Positive
By Max Perilstein
Lately, I've been getting beaten up for being too positive. And while I think I am more positive than most, I am not alone. This week, a few items came riding to my rescue, including the most recent ABI numbers.
Product Spotlight
Blast curtain wall

Tubelite expanded its ForceFront Blast curtain wall and entry door systems for high-performance, high-security projects seeking blast hazard mitigation in low- and mid-rise applications.

Great Glazing
National Museum of American Jewish History

Architects of the National Museum of American Jewish History, located on the famous Independence Mall in Philadelphia, created a building that has an aesthetically appealing, open design that also provides security. The museum features a blast-resistant exterior that includes a striking glass curtain wall and terra cotta rainscreen.




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