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June 26, 2012
From Glass Magazine
A fabrication feat

From the glass design, to the fabrication, to the installation,  the undulating, exterior fabric-laminated glass façade of the Lincoln Square Synagogue presented engineering challenges to all involved, bringing together a team of glass and metal fabricators from around the world in its creation.

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Business news
Apogee reports 13 percent architectural backlog increase
Soladigm closes $55 million in equity financing
Judge dismisses Trainor Glass termination suit
American Architectural Inc. files for Chapter 11
New technology debuts at 2nd annual Glass Processing Automation Days event
Toronto's falling condo glass prompts new Ontario rules
Harmon moves Minneapolis office to New Brighton
ABI drops sharply in May
International news
glasstec 2012 entrance passes now available online at reduced rates
Exhibitor registration open for Glasspex India 2013
Project news
Glass manufacture underway for Statue of Liberty renovation
People news
NGA names Moore Glass 'Member of the Month' for July 2012

The interactive layout of GlassBuild America is now online; learn how to take advantage of it and plan your time at the show. Plus, catch up with Guardian Industries in the video spotlight segment to see some exciting new materials and a preview of what to expect in September at GlassBuild America.
Bucking the employment trend
By Jenni Chase
While the glass industry continues to experience job losses--within the past two years, at least six contract glaziers have closed their doors--there is some encouraging news on the employment front. 
From the fabricator: What a miserable week
By Max Perilstein
The latest Architecture Billings Index came out, and it was horrible. But worse than the numbers was the comment from Kermit Baker, AIA's chief economist: "For the second year in a row, we're seeing declines in springtime design activity after a healthy first quarter."
Product Spotlight
Clean Roller Robot

Developed by Italian company Eurotech Way and sold in North America by FeneTech, the Clean Roller Robot provides fabricators an automated, consistent and convenient way to thoroughly clean, smooth and polish tempering oven rollers.

Great Glazing
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Glazing contractor: Contract Glaziers Inc.
Glass fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries

The 1.1 million-square-foot University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor marks the largest construction project in the state in the last year and incorporates 50,000 square feet of energy efficient, advanced architectural glass to maximize daylighting and views.




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