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August 21, 2012
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The long haul: Guidelines for safely transporting glass
Not only are over-the-road glass haulers expected to safely navigate a 75-foot-long/80,000-pound truck on congested highways, they are expected to be “glass packaging engineers.” In an industry where driver turnover is greater than 100 percent, this is a critical issue.
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Business news
Hartung Glass Industries worker in stable condition after accident at Wilsonville facility
SAF announces CEO succession plan
Pythagoras Solar names Scott Hoover director of sales, North America
Global Security Glazing names Chris Grilliot vice president of sales, security glass division
Sapa Extrusions North America appoints John Rovi business development manager
Ryan Hoffman named Viracon sales representative for the Utah market
Jeff Wright joins Wojan Window & Door as regional sales manager
 
Meetings and events
Registration now open for AAMA National Fall Conference
2012 Glazing Executives Forum adds Hartung as sponsor
 
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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD
Catch up with a special rewind edition of Road to GlassBuild to see what’s happening with GlassBuild America exhibitors JEI Structural, SAF, GDS, Thermal Industries, Guardian, Walker, SAFTI, Eco Box Systems and PPG. This week’s edition also includes an updated look at the show floor to help you plan your visit. Check it out now!
 
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Fenestration hallucination: Sales strategies from Division I
By Rod Van Buskirk
While listening to a local radio sports program, I was struck by the attention to detail and strategy that Division 1 college coaches put into building an effective recruiting program. And, it occurred to me that strong recruiting programs are essentially based on effective sales programs.
From the fabricator: The jobs are out there
By Max Perilstein
Lots of people movement announced in the industry last week, and that is always exciting. But what's really interesting is the amount of sales management-related jobs that seem to be popping up.
Product Spotlight
Frameless hurricane-impact system
In response to demand for structural glazing products in hurricane zones, Faour Glass Technologies introduced the Slimpact frameless hurricane-impact system for the custom home and commercial market.
Great Glazing
The Moderene

Glazing contractor: Klein-Dickert Milwaukee Inc.
Glazing system supplier: Kawneer Co.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

The Moderene, a luxury high-rise and mixed-use development in downtown Milwaukee, Wis., incorporates a variety of window-wall and curtain-wall products in the tower’s façade, which features continuous horizontal and vertical lines, along with a rounded corner that required curved glass.

 
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