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April 2, 2013
From Glass Magazine
A World of Possibilities
New decorative glass products further expand design and application options.
Business news
HHH Expands Operations with New East Coast Facility
Centrosolar Ends PV Glass Operations
PPG Acquires AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business
Curtain Wall for One WTC Nears Completion
Glassfab Announces PPG Certification
Kawneer Dedicates New Floodwall at Bloomsburg Facility
International News
Xiamen Calls for Curtain Wall Safety Checks and Restrictions
People news
Pulp Studio Names Bill Thimons VP of Operations
Thermal Windows Names Grady Faulk Manufacturer's Rep for Florida

Housing is open for GlassBuild America 2013!  See all your hotel options and book early!
Thoughts from BEC: Cautious Confidence in a Changed Industry
By Katy Devlin

Two weeks ago, I attended the 2013 Building Envelope Contractors Conference in Las Vegas and was struck by the renewed confidence many attendees expressed. Almost everyone I spoke to said business was officially on an upturn, albeit a gradual one. However, the glass industry that is emerging from the downturn is a new industry.

From the Fabricator: Beating Up on Us Again
By Max Perilstein
Last week, the glass industry―via a piece in a Toronto newspaper―took more heat. Once again, the construction of condominiums with a ton of glass were the focus of a very rough and pretty much one-sided piece. For me as a glass guy, it was a tough one to take.  

Product Spotlight
Edge-seal products
Quanex Building Products Corp. partnered with Bostik, a provider of insulating glass sealants, to distribute four new edge-seal products, sold under the Quanex Edgetherm brand name. The product line is designed specifically to meet key requirements in insulating glass production.
Great Glazing
Stevenson University Mustang Stadium

Glazing contractor: DJ’s Glass and Mirror Inc.
Glass supplier:
PPG Industries

The $7 million, multi-purpose Mustang Stadium at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md., features about 2,700 square feet of solar-control glass that provides clear hilltop views of the surrounding community while reducing the stadium’s energy use. Read more...




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