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August 7, 2012
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Insider tips on billing and collection practices

With more customers facing financial problems than in the past, diligently managing collections is a necessity. And, prevention of collection problems starts with client selection. Remember, firms do not lose money on projects they do not take.

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Business news
Viracon to re-open Statesboro, Ga., manufacturing facility
NSG reports FY2013 first-quarter market conditions 'significantly worse' than expected
Glassworks embezzler sentenced to 10 years in prison
Research Frontiers raises $1.75 million in new equity capital
AIA forecast predicts 4.4 percent rise in nonresidential construction spending in 2012
'Private construction is now growing consistently,' AGC economist says
 
International news
Revenue up, net profit down for Xinyi Glass Holdings
GPD India Conference 2013 issues call for papers
 
People news
Trent Kibby joins Harmon as senior sales rep
 
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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD
The BEST PLACE to hear what the leaders of the glass industry are saying is at the Glazing Executives Forum at GlassBuild America.  In this week’s edition, we’ll give you a preview of the speakers and topics on tap.  Plus, we’ll take a look at what PPG has planned for the show, and more!
 
glassblog
California’s ground-breaking requirement for window films
By Jim Benney
Now, the window film industry has another reason to certify its products – the California Energy Commission included window film requirements in its 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, more commonly known as “Title 24.”
From the fabricator: The letter to the editor
By Max Perilstein
While I was digging through the latest Glass Magazine, I got totally immersed in the “Letters to the Editor” page, which had an interesting rebuttal from John D’Amario of Yuanda USA Corp. on the whole adventure of tariffs on Chinese aluminum.  It was a very colorful letter defending the rights of Chinese manufacturers to sell in North America.
Product Spotlight
ERP software
At glasstec 2012, Albat+Wirsam Software GmbH will unveil DragonFly, a next generation ERP software that features flexible, browser-based functions and graphical user interfaces that can be mastered even by less experienced users, according to the exhibitor.
Great Glazing
Morgan Library Study Cube at Colorado State University

Glazing contractor: Horizon Glass
Glass manufacturer:
SAGE Electrochromics

Colorado State University presented a challenge to architectural firm Studiotrope: the school wanted a sleek, modern glass cube to serve as a new student study space for its Morgan Library expansion that also achieved a minimum of LEED Silver accreditation.

 
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