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September 4, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Industry names best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep

This year’s Glass Magazine Awards program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep. After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the industry to decide the winners. The response was overwhelming, with thousands of people voting in this first-ever awards program. Read on to see who won!

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Business news
Pres-On expands and relocates headquarters to Bolingbrook, Ill.
Fred Grunewald appointed vice president and general manager of FM Graham
Guardian announces Bill Widmann as vice president of sales and marketing for North America
Tubelite names Charlie Hall as client development manager for Virginia
Construction spending continues year-over-year growth, led by multifamily segment
Meeting news
IGMA hosting educational seminar at GlassBuild America
In Memoriam
GGI Glassí Al Balik passes away
Shirley W. Palmer-Ball passes away
We're now just a few days away from the show of shows! In this week's Road to GlassBuild, you'll find last-minute tips and tricks to make your time on the floor and in Las Vegas more successful and efficient. Plus, take a tour through the booth of  Erdman Automation in the video spotlight. 
From the fabricator: Number two!
By Max Perilstein
Pretty amazing news broke this week that can be viewed as either good or bad for our industry: I was sent an article about the “Best Job Opportunities of the Future” and do you know what ranked No. 2? And no, it wasn’t the glorious gig of being a marketing consultant/blogger; it was being a GLAZIER! 
Product Spotlight
Trudeco Distinctive Glass
From Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, the Trudeco Distinctive Glass decorative glass product line combines printed, color, and specialty interlayer laminates; custom and standard ceramic frit silk screen patterns; custom edge fabrications; and a wide variety of thicknesses and patterned glass options.
Great Glazing
Fragmenta glass sculpture

Glass fabricator: Jockimo Inc.
Installers: Demiurge LLC and Neeser Construction

The Fragmenta glass sculpture at the new Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage incorporates 300 panels of Jockimo DichroGlass. The sculpture is 20 feet tall, 25 feet deep and 100 feet long, and is designed to respond to the changing lighting conditions and ground coverage of snow on the campus.

Photo by Jockimo


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