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June 4, 2013
From Glass Magazine
Sales Activity on the Rise for U.S. Contract Glaziers, but Challenges Persist

2012 was another year of improvement for U.S contract glazing firms, with almost 75 percent of the Top 50 Glaziers reporting a year-over-year sales increase. While the majority of companies’ sales remained below their pre-recessionary peak, most firms appeared to be emerging from the downturn. Increasing sales volume has not necessarily translated to rising profits, however.

2013 Top 50 Glaziers: The List
Nine new companies made Glass Magazine's Top 50 Glaziers list this year. Read on to see who they are and which contract glazier came in at  #1.

Business news
Glaziers Report Higher Sales, Bid Levels and Employment
International Painters Settles CBO Glass Lawsuit
Wind Point Partners Acquires Argotec
Sage Announces First Shipments from New Manufacturing Facility
Guardian Launches Asia Pacific Website
Construction Spending Inches Up in April
People news
Jim Miller Joins View as Vice President of Worldwide Sales
YKK AP America Expands Sales Territory to Minnesota with New Sales Rep
Spider Names New Sales Reps
St. Cloud Window Names John Young Sales Rep for the Carolinas


Registration for GlassBuild America is now open! Start making plans to attend, and while you’re at it, watch a quick video recap of the amazing 2012 edition of “The Show of Shows” in Las Vegas.

Curb Spontaneous Breakages with Heat Soaking
By Louis Merryman
Over the last year, we have read about spontaneous glass failures in the field, believed to be associated with nickel sulphide inclusions. Architects and project engineers need to be very concerned with these spontaneous glass breakages, and need to take steps to minimize the risks.
From the Fabricator: Silverberg Part Two and More
By Max Perilstein
I won’t beat the horse any more in regards to code talk, but I will say that the amount of dialogue the wave of stories on the ASHRAE situation has generated has been wonderful. To me, that is all I can ask for. Now, on to part two of my interview with Mark Silverberg of Technoform.  
Product Spotlight
Color-fade glass
Using Alice direct-to-glass printing, GGI can paint, print or treat the back surface of glass to produce the increasingly popular “faded” color finish, in which the glass color fades from 100 percent opaque to transparent. 
Great Glazing
Anderson Center at Hamline University

Contract glazier: Twin City Glass
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Curtain wall supplier: Kawneer North America

Officials at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., wanted a building that could bring its diverse campus community together, and The Carol Young Anderson and Dennis L. Anderson Center, designed by Shepley Bulfinch, does just that. The LEED Silver project features high performance glass and glazing systems. Read more...



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