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July 17, 2012
From Glass Magazine
GlassBuild America 2012: The launch point

Set for Sept. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host more than 330 exhibitors representing 13 countries.

Competition heats up among Glass Magazine Award finalists
Thousands have voted, but some nominees are still neck-in-neck in the race to become the Glass Magazine Award best installer, production supervisor, project manager or sales rep. Read more about them here and cast your vote!

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Business news
Layoffs ahead at NSG Group float plant in Laurinburg, N.C.
PPG to implement price increases
Canadian officials investigating alleged dumping of unitized wall modules from China
International news
AGC Glass Europe completes 51 percent acquisition of Interpane
glasstec 2012 to feature several educational, networking events
Project news
Glass installation complete at San Diego airport expansion
SAM the robot could inspect Toronto high-rises
People news
Glass industry veteran Don Wessinger passes away

ROAD TO GLASSBUILD: Growing your company via word of mouth
Smart companies get people talking just via word of mouth. Learn how they do it at the “Word of Mouth Marketing” educational session at GlassBuild America. It could make a major difference to your business. Want to know more? Read this week’s Road to GlassBuild for details.
Investing despite uncertainty: A look inside two glass industry factories
By Katy Devlin
Recent tours of a Cardinal CG plant and the Erdman Automation facility demonstrate the abilities of two companies to address the challenges of a still-lackluster economy through investment and diversification. 
From the fabricator: SAM to the rescue
By Max Perilstein
When I saw the news about a robot that could help inspect glass on Toronto condos, I immediately clicked on it. With this news, there could be a whole new angle to the “glass falling from the condo” issue.
Product Spotlight
Removable glass rack for pickups
The Unruh Fab Removable Pickup Rack can be easily removed or re-attached in just minutes, allowing glass businesses to use their pickups for other things, and improve gas mileage and maneuverability when the truck is not delivering glass.
Great Glazing
Duke Cancer Center chapel

Glass design, fabrication, installation: Architectural Glass Art Inc.

The Reflection Room chapel of the Duke Cancer Center features a 5-foot-diameter circular glass installation aimed at improving the treatment of patients and relieving the stress of families, visitors and staff.


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