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August 28, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Glass and solar industries to converge at glasstec and solarpeq 2012

Building on the success of 2010, glasstec: International Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products and solarpeq: International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment will once again co-locate, Oct. 23-26, at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany.

The finishing touch
Homeowners are turning to decorative glass to give residences added flair. Explore projects by Architectural Glass Art Inc., This Is It, and Bel Pre Glassworks.

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Business news
Judge approves sale of Trainor Glass modular wall assets
Matodi USA partners with HAECO and Keraglass to rep products in North America
Glass Doctor adds franchise locations in Illinois, Minnesota and Pennsylvania
Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co. marks 75th anniversary
ABI decline slows in July
Project news
BISEM retrofits curtain wall with BIPV system
Pierre Cardin offering glass skyscraper to Venice
Meeting news
NGA announces project management panelists for 2012 Glazing Executives Forum
People news
Douglas Dotson resigns as Glass Doctor VP of operations
Glasswerks appoints Daniel Rodriguez as sales representative for Las Vegas market
Don Walker joins Tubelite as a client development manager

If you haven’t attended any of the past six Glazing Executive Forums, then make #7 the lucky one! To be held September 13, the 7th Annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum will feature a veritable “who’s who” of industry leaders. In this week’s Road to GlassBuild, catch up with two of the GEF speakers who will provide valuable business insight.
A daily reminder
By Ron Crowl
Fall, or sweater weather as my wife calls it, is my favorite time of year. And when I think about fall in relation to business, I immediately think “Trade Show Season." Why? For well more than a decade, attending trade shows has become a part of my professional life.
From the fabricator: Seriously conflicted
By Max Perilstein
Instead of starting with industry-related stuff this week, I’m leading off with the Lance Armstrong story. I am seriously conflicted here. On one hand, he could be a fraud because of doping. On the other hand, maybe he truly is innocent and is just giving up the fight.
Product Spotlight
Glass wall system
The easy-to-install Stylmark WallMaker glass wall system allows users to create an unlimited variety of bright, beautiful and secure interior environments. The versatile system consists of headers, sills, mullions and corner assemblies.
Great Glazing
Chihuly Glasshouse

Glazing contractor: Novum Structures
Glass fabricators: Hartung Glass Industries and Northwestern Industries
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries

Glass artist and Seattle native Dale Chihuly joined with the Seattle Center to create a glass installation located at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle. The centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass is the Glasshouse that features minimal steel framing and 28,000 square feet of glass coated with Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 62 on clear.

Artwork © Copyright, Chihuly Studio, 2012, all rights reserved. Photos by Ben Benschneider


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