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July 31, 2012
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Primaries, fabricators announce glass price increases amidst rising costs

Citing increased raw material, labor, transportation and utility costs, NSG Group-Pilkington North America, PPG Industries Inc. and Guardian Industries Corp. have announced they will implement price increases ranging from 3 percent to 15 percent next month. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and Viracon also will raise prices, effective this August. Read on for industry reaction...

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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD
This year in Las Vegas, GlassBuild America will feature many first-time exhibitors, as well as new companies making their debut at the show. In this week¹s Road to GlassBuild, we look at all of these newcomers and shine the Q&A spotlight on Eco Box Systems.
 
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From the fabricator: Working through the dog days of summer
By Max Perilstein
News of big price increases hit the industry the last few weeks. In most industries, a price increase is what it is; but in this one, nothing is easy or as it seems. Will this be an increase that sticks, or will this just be another footnote in our crazy past of handling costs?
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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Glazing contractor: Juba Aluminum Products
Glass and metal supplier:
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass manufacturer:
PPG Industries

Architects designed the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources facility to maximize natural sunlight and illuminate interior spaces. Daylighting features include the five-story all-glass entrance atrium, glass-enclosed monumental stairwell, a skylight and light shelves, and custom perforated sunshades.

 
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