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September 17, 2013
From Glass Magazine
Industry Investing Again as Market Begins to Pick Up
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo took place September 10-12 in Atlanta, where the mood was upbeat among the more than 6,200 attendees and 360 exhibitors on the show floor. Reflecting a market that is beginning to pick up speed, companies announced new initiatives, firms invested in new equipment and suppliers introduced new products. 
Video: GlassBuild America 2013 in Two Minutes or Less
Video from the show floor at the Georgia World Congress Center
Industry news
Labor Shortage Tops Discussion at Glazing Executives Forum
Erdman Partners with IGis to Offer Vertical IG Line for the Commercial Market
The Time to Invest is Now, Says Economist at GlassBuild
A+W and Smart-Builder Enter Into Strategic Partnership
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope to Host Architecture Conference
People news
GGI's Arthur Balik Passes Away


Video: What Word Comes to Mind When You Hear...
We were curious to hear what people on the GlassBuild America show floor had to say about the industry, its future, and its recent past, so we asked several people to play a little word association game. Watch the video. 
From the Fabricator: The Big GlassBuild America Wrap-Up
By Max Perilstein

Another GlassBuild America is in the books, and the key takeaway was apparent: there is serious optimism in our industry. The good news from the show floor was that machinery sold at an amazing pace, whether it was fabrication or glass handling equipment. People would not be buying (especially in the numbers they did) if they didn't think we were headed in the right direction.

Product Spotlight
Digital glass printers from Arrow Systems

Arrow Systems Inc. now offers Advaprinter digital glass printers from TecGlass capable of printing glass up to 3.3 meters by 12 meters in size, at a speed of up to 88 square meters per hour, depending on resolution.

Great Glazing
Chickasaw Nation Tishomingo Health Clinic

Contract glazier: Downtown Glass
Glass fabricator: Tristar Visions
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

Southeastern Oklahoma’s 53,000-square-foot Tishomingo Health Clinic was designed to represent the four seasons through different architectural elements, including an extensive autumn-themed exterior curtain wall.. Read more...

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