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July 16, 2013
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Industry Readies for an Accelerating Market
As the construction industry emerges from the Great Recession, glass industry companies are ramping up investment and innovation to meet the demands of the accelerating and changing market.
 
A Changing Client Base
Novum Structures' Terry Peterson, Faour Glass Technologies' Jason Malouf, and Pleotint's Paul Ogburn discuss the changes they've seen in customers' business structures and buying patterns over the past year.
 
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Industry news
DORMA USA Acquires Door Controls Inc.
Dodge Momentum Index slips 1.5 percent in June
Video: Watch WTC curtain wall and glazing installation
Quanex Elects William Griffiths as Chairman, President and CEO
Garry Bilodeau Joins Spider as District Sales Rep
Thermoseal Appoints Dietmar Maginot as Export Manager
 
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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD

NGA, Glass Magazine and the Architects Newspaper have teamed up to bring new education opportunities for architects to GlassBuild America. Visit The Road to GlassBuild for the exciting details. Plus, Guardian Industries shares a sneak peek at its latest products in this week's video spotlight.
 
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The New Normal
By Jenni Chase
When commercial construction starts plummeted in 2009, the cover of the Glass Magazine forecast issue read: “We’ll use adversity to our advantage.” Four years later, that prediction is coming true, as glass and glazing companies emerge from what many describe as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
From the Fabricator: Award Winners!
By Max Perilstein
I was very excited to see the latest round of Glass Magazine Awards announced and more deserving companies get recognized. These are the industry’s most prestigious awards, and there’s no doubt the judges must of had a very difficult time choosing. Here are a few winners I wanted to recognize.
Product Spotlight
P1 Channel Lifter from Wood's Powr-Grip
Wood’s Powr-Grip redesigned the P1 Channel Lifter to incorporate features that increase operator safety, as well as lifter versatility, usability, longevity and durability. The new lift bar features a replaceable spool for extended service life, and comes pre-drilled and ready for use with Powr-Grip’s Counter-Balancer.
 
Great Glazing
Federal Center South Building 1202

Curtain wall fabricator and installer: Walters and Wolf
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries
Glass fabricator: Northwestern Industries

The Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects named the $65 million Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle one of its 2013 Top Ten Green Projects. Building designers opted for an energy-efficient building envelope using high-performance glass, offering a high level of solar control while transmitting ample daylight. Read more...


 
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