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August 13, 2013
From Glass Magazine
PM Pop Quiz: How functional is your project management system?
This self-evaluation checklist—based on best practices—will help you determine if your company has the tools and processes in place for a fully functioning and successful project management program.

Business news
Dlubak Corp. Files for Chapter 11; Goes Up for Sale
Consolidated Glass Holdings Opens New Division, Appoints New Management
Wausau Acquires Custom Window
Glaston Reports Strengthening Financial Climate in First Half
MHC Forecasts 6 Percent Rise in 2013 New Construction Starts
People news
Bystronic Completes Management Team Reorganization
WinDoor Names John Adams National Sales Manager
Gardner Glass Expands Midwest Sales Team
Cristol Founder, Ninive Petrocelli, Dies in Boating Accident


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Project Financing: Fact or Fiction?
By Jenni Chase
When I saw this Bank of America commercial, I immediately doubted its accuracy: not because I didn't believe the bank's assertion that it financed a revitalization project in Brooklyn, but because I found it hard to believe the bank was funding new construction projects in the enthusiastic manner depicted.
From the Fabricator: A Lot More Action to Come
By Max Perilstein
The last few weeks have seen a lot of action—good and bad—in our industry, and I do not believe we’re done just yet. I see a few more pieces in play, as I think the climate is ripe for more acquisitions. Think about it: For many players, 2013 has been good and the appetite for more is growing.
Product Spotlight
Glass eView from PPG
PPG Industries launched PPG Glass eVIEW, a multifunctional suite of Web-based tools for architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and other building professionals to search, construct, view and compare virtual glazing configurations in three dimensions.
Great Glazing
Western Hemisphere Advanced Technology Center

Contract glazier: United Glass & Panel Systems Inc.
Curtain wall supplier: United Architectural Metals
Glass fabricator: Viracon

Bridgestone Americas' new technology center in Akron, Ohio, features a 50,000-square-foot energy-efficient curtain wall that exceeds design performance requirements. Architects chose a high-performance façade system with triple-glazed insulating glass units for the four-story building. Read more...

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