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January 8, 2013
From Glass Magazine
'2013 will be better than 2012'

The U.S. construction sector, in addition to the overall economy, will continue to accelerate at a mild pace throughout 2013, according to the ITR Trends 10 report from ITR Economics. “2013 will be better than 2012,” says Jeff Dietrich, senior analyst. “2013 will see changes in taxes, but the economy overall is relatively stable and still growing, albeit at a milder pace than many would like. … There is no quick fix for construction, or this economy.”

Comfort, energy efficiency and security top agenda at BETEC
Members of the glass and window industry gathered in Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, for the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium, Fenestration: A World of Change. The event, hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences, is part of the 2013 Building Innovations Conference & Expo that runs through Jan. 11.

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Business news
Trulite completes acquisition of Western States Glass
SAF opens West Coast anodizing line, adds capacity
SAGE files patent infringement lawsuit against View
EPA seeking input on commercial lead paint program
Construction industry gains 30,000 jobs in December
People news
Trulite announces new CEO
Guardian announces new president and CEO
Kirk Johnson named COO of Hartung Glass Industries

Happy New Year! Join us on The Road To GlassBuild as we build towards success in 2013. With a new theme and a new look, there are exciting things happening. Remember to follow The Road for updates and behind-the-scenes information about GlassBuild America 2013. Want to sponsor a month of The Road to GlassBuild? Email Jaime Barnhart at for more information. See you on The Road!

Fenestration hallucination: A complex problem
By Rod Van Buskirk
There may be one thing we in the American fenestration industry can do after the terrible event in Newtown, Conn., and the many irrational, violent shootings we've all witnessed over the past decades in this country. As construction professionals, we can educate the building community about threat-resistant products and design techniques.
From the fabricator: A great year ahead!
By Max Perilstein
I am looking forward to 2013: Will the ABI be right? Will the economy grow, stagger or stay the same? Will there be more consolidation in our industry? Will there be product breakthroughs? Will new stars in our world emerge? I, for one, can't wait to get to it!
Product Spotlight video

During Greenbuild 2012, YKK AP introduced the YCW 750 SSG, a four sided structural silicone glazed curtain wall system. Watch the video. 

Great Glazing
Kiln-fired blue kitchen glass

Glass manufacturer:
Meltdown Glass Art & Design
Glass installer: Complete Glazing

A private residence in Scottsdale, Ariz., features blue kiln-fired cast-glass cabinet doors and bar top. "The clients for this project were University of Michigan fans and wanted a 'Michigan blue' in their cabinet doors and bar top," says Pete Hayes, Meltdown Glass Art & Design. "This project was unique for texture, color, and application for kiln-fired glass." Read more...


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