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April 17, 2012
From Glass Magazine
What to do when value engineering rears its head

When it comes to VE, the best way to maintain the scope is to become a partner on projects early on, when there is so much focus on the budget, say representatives in the commercial, retail and fabrication markets.

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Business news
Apogee reports revenue growth, says itís seeing "good bidding activity at improved margins"
Union dismisses case against Trainor Glass Co.; other lawsuits still pending
CRL launches mobile website
Fenetech to host 2nd annual Glass Processing Automation Days event
Construction materials prices spike in March; bid levels remain stagnant
Aluminum warehouse orders, premiums signal scarcity of metal
Project news
Toronto builder to use mesh to combat falling glass concerns
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes to feature PPG glass
People news
Harmon appoints former Trainor president Brian Clark as general manager to head new Texas sales team
Heartland Glass names Tony Pfeifer senior sales/project manager
Tubelite hires Aaron Zorn to serve clients in Chicago
ICD announces promotions and new hires

It’s never too early to be thinking about GlassBuild America.  See the latest edition of “Road to GlassBuild” for videos, company spotlights, interviews and more!

Help wanted
By Jenni Chase
In the weeks and months following Trainor Glass Co.'s closure, I have received many emails from former Trainor employees expressing their concerns about the situation, sharing their stories, or asking for assistance finding new employment.   
From the fabricator: Time flies
By Max Perilstein
In an e-mail conversation with Rodger Ruff of AGC, I made a comment that we are living in a crazy world, and his reply was along the lines of: "My dad just shakes his head all of the time at the antics and goings on in our society." It made me think of my own father, who has been gone for 11 years. He would have been amazed--but actually not surprised--at the adventures in the industry. As many old timers can tell you, a lot of what we have seen these last few years is a repeat of the past.
Product Spotlight
Extendo top-hung frameless glass interior doors

Designers of the Idom Engineering headquarters in Bilbao, Spain, wanted large expanses of interior glass with minimal hardware that would create a sense of openness. The Extendo telescopic synchronized system meets those aesthetic needs, while also leaving a clear passageway without any floor tracks.

Great Glazing
Glass canopy at the U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta

Glass installer: American International Contractors Inc.
Glass fabricator: Gulf Glass Industries
Hardware supplier: Sadev

A translucent glass canopy fronts the new U.S. Embassy in Valletta, Malta. The glass canopy design presented an opportunity to introduce modern design elements to complement the traditional materials used on the exterior of the building.



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