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April 10, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Interior glass idea book

Explore the design possibilities interior glass offers in nonresidential applications in these project photo galleries.

What constitutes a good safety policy?
And what precautions should our industry pay particular attention to? Industry representatives from the commercial, retail and fabrication markets share their insight

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Business news
UAM recoups $1.2 million from bonding company on Trainor project
PPG restructuring to affect 2,000 employees, primarily in European architectural coatings businesses
AGC invests in advanced nanotechnology startup in U.S.
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain sets up new production line in India
Fensterbau/Frontale reflects European demand for ultra-energy-efficient products
Changes coming in DOE Volume Purchase Program
Vos Glass named NGA member of the month for April 2012
People news
Grey Mountain names new president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings
Harmon announces personnel changes

Six days and counting!
By Jenni Chase
Have you submitted your nomination for the 2012 Glass Magazine Awards yet? If not, you still have time to make the April 16 deadline.   
From the fabricator: Are we wasting more money?
By Max Perilstein
The DOE made the wrong kind of news, yet again, by starting a contest for app developers to create programs for consumers to measure how much energy they use. This contest offers over $100K in cash prizes. The problem? There’s no need for the contest!
Product Spotlight
Point-supported IG system

ClearPoint by Viracon is a point-supported insulating glass system that increases the transparency of glass façades. The system reduces the amount of framing material making contact with the glass, providing a more elegant result for building interiors and exteriors.

Great Glazing
Henry M. Jackson Federal Building

Glazing contractor: Walters & Wolf
IGU fabricator: Hartung Glass Industries
Laminated glass fabricator:
Lami Glass Products
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

The 1970s-era Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in Seattle underwent a major renovation in 2011 that included upgrading the building's monolithic glass to a more efficient and secure glazing system.





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