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September 25, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Trends & analysis: Mixed signals for the U.S. solar industry
There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the U.S. solar industry. The good news: the number of solar panel installations has gone up. The bad news: Prices have gone down, falling more than 50 percent in 2011. This low pricing, coupled with excess supply, has negatively impacted domestic solar panel manufacturers. And glass companies down the supply chain are feeling the effects.
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Business news
ABI inches back into positive territory
Apogee's architectural segment backlog reaches highest level in 12 quarters
Pacific Glassworks announces major expansion
Studio NYL launches Skins Group to provide full-service facade design
International news
Low-E glass production gains momentum in China
Russian glass industry to hit $10 billion-revenue mark by 2013 says TechSci Research
People news
Norm Plotkin named CEO of Binswanger Enterprises, LLC
Jim Gandorf joins NGA as vice president of Association Services

GlassBuild 2012 is now over, but before we put it in the history books, we showcase what happened on the show floor in Las Vegas and announce our schedule and plans for GlassBuild America 2013!

D.I.G: Your Call to Duty
By Bill Evans
Ask not what your industry association can do for you. Ask what you can do for your industry.
From the fabricator: Catching up
By Max Perilstein
It's time to get back into the nitty gritty of the industry after the rush and excitement of GlassBuild America.
Product Spotlight
Video: Quanex EnergyQuest
During GlassBuild America 2012, Quanex Building Products introduced the EnergyQuest window and door system. The hollow vinyl system is designed to meet increasingly stringent EnergyStar requirements.
Great Glazing
Castle Rock Apartments historic renovation

Window manufacturer: Crystal Window & Door Systems
Glass manufacturer:
PPG Industries
Dalco Remodeling, Commercial Division

The $27 million redevelopment of the historic Castle Rock Apartments in Normandy, Mo., included installation of more than 1,100 energy-efficient replacement windows.


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