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February 26, 2013
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Affordable Care Act adds W-2 requirements for large employers: What glass companies should know
The ACA now requires large employers to report the aggregate cost of applicable employer-sponsored coverage on an employee's W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. This reporting requirement will likely extend to small employers within the next couple of years.
 
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Business news
Viracon to invest $30 million in new coater at Owatonna facility
Glaston selling Tampere, Finland, facility
A+W reveals new name, logo
Safti First adds Monroe Architectural Concepts as architectural sales rep
Dash Door becomes Klein distributor in South Florida
ABI sees strongest growth since November 2007
 
People news
PPG announces executive appointments; McGarry to lead flat glass businesses
 
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glassblog
Beating the low-cost competitor
By Jenni Chase
Forty-eight percent of this year's Top Glass Fabricators said competing against low-quality companies would be their biggest challenge in 2013.
From the fabricator: Is it real this time?
By Max Perilstein
This past week, the latest Architecture Billings Index came out, reflecting its best performance since 2007. So, is it time to party? Sadly, my answer is … no.
Product Spotlight
Butt-glazed fire-rated assembly

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain announced that Contraflam Structure 60 is now available in maximum exposed heights of 138 ½ inches. Contraflam Structure 60 exceeds the height and performance specifications of other fire-rated glass systems in a butt-glazed assembly, according to a company release.

Great Glazing
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency


Contract glazier: Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems
Glass fabricator: Northwestern Industries
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency recently underwent a massive renovation that included a complete window and window-wall system replacement. The building team chose Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral 68 in clear for the building’s 26,000-square-foot curtain wall. The product offers a solar heat gain coefficient of .38 that eases the load on the upgraded HVAC system. Read more


 
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