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June 11, 2013
From Glass Magazine
Getting Paid

Almost everyone in the glass industry loves the business. Absolutely everyone in the glass industry wants to ensure they are paid for doing business. And while the steps companies take to get paid will vary, there are some common recommendations everyone should follow.

Staying Out of Harm's Way
Often, it takes more than one person to safely lift or transport large lites, thicker glass or heavy insulating glass units. Many of the fatalities that have occurred while handling glass have involved more than one person. As a result, you must personally make on-the-job choices that will protect you and your coworkers.

Business news
Glaziers' Annual Sales Continue Upward Trajectory Following Recession Lows
West Virginia to Require Shatterproof Glass in New School Construction
Linetec Expands Service Routes to Canada, Colorado, Texas and the Southeast
Quanex Reports Sales Increase in Second Quarter
South Korean Glass Manufacturers Fined $34 Million for Price Fixing
Nonresidential Window Sales Growth Expected to Continue
People news
Vetrotech Partners with David Hogan and Architectural Products
St. Cloud Window Adds Lisa Reschke as Production Supervisor
Stewart Engineers Names Dave Mackey Marketing and Sales Director
Phillip Krueger Joins The Wagner Cos. as Modeling Engineer

GlassBuild America is launching a new promotion that will allow exhibitors to have a more prominent opportunity to display their products and reach more of the trade show floor. Read more in the latest edition of the Road to GlassBuild.
A New LCA: 'Loud Call for Attention'
By Katy Devlin
Life cycle assessment (LCA) discussions can be confusing and complicated. They are littered with acronyms, terms and definitions, and talk of things like raw material extraction. But there is one clear theme in every LCA discussion to which I've been privy: LCA is poised to change the way industries and companies do business.
From the Fabricator: Quick Hits and a New Interview
By Max Perilstein
This week, I continue my blog interview series with Jeff Razwick of TGP, who I hit up on codes (the protective variety) and BIM. 
Product Spotlight
Digital printing software
SA International’s PixelBlaster print-to-finish production software is now available with Dip-Tech in-glass printers. The PDF-based PixelBlaster is an end-to-end system, covering pre-flight to production, and is designed to reduce bottlenecks, streamline workflows and increase profitability for users. 
Great Glazing
Brattleboro Retreat

Contract glazier: Greenfield Glass
Glazing systems manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Glazing systems finisher: Linetec

Brattleboro Retreat, a historic, psychiatric hospital and treatment center in Vermont, is undergoing a two-year expansion and renovation project, and the retreat’s Osgood Building has received psychiatric-grade windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems as part of its renovation. To ensure patient safety, these windows are “drop tested” for interior human impacts up to 2,000 foot/pounds. Read more...




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