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July 24, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Trends & analysis: Institutional building remains steady for contract glaziers

Despite an overall decline in the market segment, institutional building—including educational and healthcare projects—accounted for 52 percent of projects among the Top 50 Glaziers in 2011.

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Business news
PPG glass sales for second quarter 2012 in line with prior-year period
AGC placed on CreditWatch negative after revising FY2012 sales forecast
Vitro order blocking bondholders extended during appeal
June ABI suggests upcoming weakness in nonresidential construction spending
Remodeling spending could see double-digit growth by first quarter 2013
Project news
Project news: Apple continues pushing boundaries of glass for architectural applications
American High-Performance Buildings Coalition makes its debut
People news
Alcoa BCS appoints Jay Kahn as corporate identity manager for North America
Kelly Green, former owner of California Glass Bending, to retire
Connie Knaak to represent The Wagner Companies in southwestern U.S.
Alcoa names Donnie Hunter architectural manager for North America

Everyone knows that GlassBuild America is all about industry trends when it comes to products and technology. but what about economic trends that affect our industry and your business daily?  Well, we've got you covered!  Check out the latest post on The Road to GlassBuild to find out more!
Fenestration hallucination: Creating new markets through product development
By Rod Van Buskirk
Most forecasters are predicting the U.S. construction industry will grow at a very slow rate over the next few years. Industry sales are expected to limp along as well. However, I believe sales could improve dramatically with some technological and production developments, coupled with appropriate pricing.
From the fabricator: Uh oh, the ABI stays negative
By Max Perilstein
That awful sound you might be hearing is the Architecture Billings Index gasping for air. Can it really be happening again? The news last week that the ABI is still trending in negative territory was brutal. Considering that the graph of the ABI from year to year looks eerily similar, 2013 could take the same shape as 2012.
Product Spotlight
Is your company exhibiting at glasstec 2012?
Let us know! In an upcoming issue, Glass Magazine will feature the products and services on display at glasstec 2012, Oct. 23-26, in Düsseldorf, Germany. To make sure your company is included in this free editorial feature, please complete this form by July 25.
Great Glazing
Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion structural wall

Glazing contractor: National Glass & Metal Co.
Structural glass supplier:
Roschmann Group

The Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., features 23-foot-tall structural glass walls.



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