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January 15, 2013
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Gamma execs talk CBO Glass purchase, growth strategy and 2013 forecast

In an exclusive interview with Glass Magazine, Elliott Kracko, chairman of Gamma, a division of the Far East Global Group Ltd., and James (Jim) Mitchell, president, Gamma Canadian Operations, discuss the contract glazier’s recent acquisition of CBO Glass' assets, the reasons behind its rapid growth, and what the year ahead could bring for contract glaziers in the United States and Canada.

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Business news
PPG posts record fourth-quarter results despite decline in glass segment
SAGE Saint-Gobain announces new European management structure
Dodge Momentum Index rises 3.2 percent in December
IGMA announces plans for February conference
People news
Jennings Paint and Glass owner passes away
The fiscal cliff vs. the household budget
By Jenni Chase
In an upcoming opinion piece, economist Jeff Dietrich discusses the recent fiscal cliff deal and its effects on the economy. I will leave it to him to explain the ins and outs of the deal and what it means for our country. For now, however, I had to share an analogy he references that compares the U.S. government's fiscal issues in terms of the family budget.
From the fabricator: A harmful practice
By Max Perilstein
Right at the start of the year, I was alerted once again to the depressing practice of suppliers selling direct to contractors, thereby cutting out the glazier. This is something that is not healthy for our industry on so many levels, and it needs to stop.
Product Spotlight
Fire-rated glass video library

Technical Glass Products launched TGP TV, a web-based video library that features clips on fire-rated glass, other specialty products, and educational subjects of interest to building industry professionals, according to the company.

Great Glazing
Gaillard Hall renovation

Window manufacturer: St. Cloud Window
Window installer: Glass Stream

The $5.6 million restoration and rehabilitation of Gaillard Hall marks the final phase in a $70 million construction project at the University of North Georgia military college. The renovation included window and glass replacements in the residence suites and the lobby. Read more...



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