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March 19, 2013
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Industry Addresses the 'Battle for the Wall' at BEC Conference

The major theme of the 2013 BEC Conference can be summed up in the title of its keynote presentation: Battle for the Wall. "Our true competitors are solid surface walls," said Guardian Industries' Scott Thomsen. "There is pressure to lower the window-to-wall ratio worldwide. That would be bad for everyone in this room," he told the group assembled in Las Vegas.

 
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Business news
Glass Price Increases Set to Go Into Effect This April
Tempco Celebrates Grand Opening of Flushing, N.Y., Plant
NGA Applauds Lead Reform Legislation
Tubelite Names John Wiemer Regional Client Development Manager
 
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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD
This week on the Road to GlassBuild, we get the inside scoop from AGC Glass Company North America on their new energy efficient products and their plans for the future.   
 
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From the Fabricator: The True Industry Awards
By Max Perilstein

It’s that time again; the extremely popular Glass Magazine Awards are back. Like last year, I am very excited for the people portion of the awards since this is a great way to recognize the talent in our world. Plus, the ballot is open to the industry, and it’s great to have a say in such a prestigious award.

Product Spotlight
Architectural Gorilla Glass
Corning Gorilla Glass, the well-known ultra-thin, ultra-strong glass for electronic displays, is now available for the architectural market. According to Corning, the glass allows designers to replicate the experience of a smartphone in real-world environments through touch capabilities, integrated displays and lighting systems.
Great Glazing
Savannah College of Art and Design


Contract glazier: Glass Systems Inc.
Glass fabricator: Pilkington
Glass and framing systems supplier: Technical Glass Products

Soaring above the brick facade of the Museum of Art at Georgia's Savannah College of Art and Design is an 86-foot-tall, semi-transparent channel glass tower. This tower is the first to use hurricane-rated channel glass in a horizontal, dual-glazed configuration without additional support. Read more...


 
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