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October 2, 2012
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Introducing the Top Metal Companies

Glass Magazine is expanding its trademark “top list” coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. In the newly introduced rankings, you will find information about these companies, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering.

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Business news
Alpen HPP buys back assets from Serious Energy; relaunches Alpen window brand
Bonnell Aluminum acquires AACOA Inc. in $50 million transaction
Catalina Tempering to open new plant in Hampton, Iowa
AGC temporarily lays off workers at Blue Ridge plant
Architectural Glass & Aluminum relocating headquarters to larger facility in Livermore, Calif.
Glasspolis wins $100,000 business contest; launches FIRESWISS glass
AAI rejects World Trade Center PATH Hall Project subcontract in Chapter 11 case
 
Industry news
CBSA says there's no evidence of injurious dumping of unitized wall modules from China in Canadian market
EPA postpones lead rules for commercial applications
New report predicts window and door demand will surpass pre-downturn levels by 2016
USGBC says new bill would spur job creation, energy-efficient retrofits in commercial construction
Total construction spending stumbles in July but still ahead of year-ago levels
 
People news
PPG names new VP of corporate communications and marketing
Larry Patterson named 2011 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the Year
 
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glassblog
Fenestration hallucination: Political predictions for 2013
By Rod Van Buskirk
These days, pundits and pollsters are in the prediction business.  This is mine: The Senate will continue to be split almost 50-50 but remain under Democratic leadership, and the House will remain under Republican control. Consider what the next Congress faces after being sworn in January 2013 …
From the fabricator: Keep fighting
By Max Perilstein
Once again this week, a challenge was issued to USGBC and its LEED program, when a major developer decided it would build a structure, make it green and not go through the USGBC for certification. All I can say is, “amen.”
Product Spotlight
Video: Cool Color film
Watch as officials from Konrad Hornschuch AG demonstrate the ability of Cool Color film to protect profiles against heat buildup by reflecting up to 80 percent of infrared radiation.
Great Glazing
GSA Federal Office Building #8

Glazing contractor: Tidewater Glazing Inc.
Glazing system manufacturer:
Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glass fabricator:
Viracon Inc.

The U.S. General Services Administration's Federal Office Building #8 in Washington, D.C., underwent a major modernization that included installation of a blast-mitigating curtain wall.

 
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