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September 3, 2013
From Glass Magazine
The Votes Are In!
Meet the 2013 Glass Magazine Award winners for Best Installer, Sales Rep, Production Supervisor and Project Manager.
Employees Vs. Independent Contractors
As you potentially look to expand your staff in response to improving market conditions, legal columnist Matt Johnson provides some quick reminders about the risks associated with hiring and training new employees, and using independent contractors.

Industry news
PGT to Build New Glass Plant
Deceuninck NA Partners With Graham Architectural Products
Guardian Names Rick Zoulek VP, North American Flat Glass
Architectural Testing Opens Regional Office in New Orleans
Glass Guru Continues to Expand in U.S. Markets
Judge Approves Demolition of Harmon Tower
Fitch Ratings Forecasts Uptick in Nonresidential Construction
Multifamily Market Gains Momentum in Second Quarter


We're one week away from GlassBuild America, and the destination is in clear view ahead! This week, the Road to GlassBuild gets you ready with last-minute show information, as well as a video and interview to add to the growing momentum for the largest glass, window and door trade show in North America. We can't wait to see you there!

Easing Back into the Work Week
By Jenni Chase
Warning: This is not the most high-brow blog you will read today. But as we all recover from a long holiday weekend, it just might be a good way to ease back into the work week. While I’m always excited to see glass used in new and innovative ways, I have to say that I question the taste level of these projects.
From the Fabricator: Wishing the Best to Bob Lawrence
By Max Perilstein
First, I want to pay tribute to a great industry man and class act who announced his retirement last week.  Bob Lawrence is hitting the golf courses full time, and I for one will miss him greatly. 
Product Spotlight
Aluminum Tarp Bodies from Unruh Fab

In response to increased demand for tarp bodies that enable glass transporters to deliver clean glass unaffected by road conditions and weather, Unruh Fab has expanded its line of aluminum tarp bodies.

Great Glazing
The Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

Glass restoration: EnduroShield
Contract glazier: Performance Glass
Glass fabricator: PRL Glass Systems
Metal systems supplier: C.R. Laurence Co.

The glass-enclosed outdoor patio at the Boathouse restaurant at Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., provides diners with beautiful views of the ocean and beach. However, keeping the glass clean presented a constant challenge because of the restaurant's proximity to the surf. Read more...

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