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October 1, 2013
From Glass Magazine
Key Installation Considerations for Multi-panel Door Systems
From stadiums to storefronts, retail to restaurants, and hotels to homes, demand for large, multi-panel door systems is on the rise due to their ability to provide more daylight, better views and indoor/outdoor flexibility.
Industry news
PPG to Establish North American Coatings Headquarters in Pennsylvania
Architectural Testing Opens Chicago Office
AGC and Heliatek Sign Development Agreement for Integrating Glass and Solar Films
Construction Employment Expands in 194 Metro Areas
Guardian Releases White Paper on the Benefits of Glass
DOE's Karma Sawyer to Deliver Keynote at AAMA National Fall Conference
TSI Corp. Begins Construction on Maryland Hospital
People news
Michael Banks Joins Global Specialty Gases
Roger Stempky Joins Special-Lite


The Road to GlassBuild
With GlassBuild America 2013 in our rearview mirror, we start to take a look back at the show and the products that made the show an outstanding success. This week, we catch up on some of the items you may have missed.

Head to the web to find skilled labor?
By Katy Devlin
Top of mind for the glass industry: finding and keeping skilled labor. The glass industry isn’t alone in its struggles to find experienced tradespeople. According to a recent survey, 74 percent of construction firms report having trouble finding qualified workers.
From the Fabricator: Trying to Believe
By Max Perilstein

Each month the Architectural Billings Index comes out and I usually make a quick comment or two on it.  It’s been a tremendous struggle for me to trust the numbers, because forecasting in our industry is pretty much a disaster. If you look at the various professional predictions over the last few years they have come up wrong, so my confidence is not strong.

Product Spotlight
Bromer Inc. Independent Sorter Skid

During GlassBuild America 2013, Bromer Inc. demonstrated the capabilities of its Independent Sorter Skid prototype. The skid addresses the sorting issues common with traditional skids.

Great Glazing
National Public Radio Headquarters

Contract glaziers: Galaxy Glass & Aluminum Inc., CBO, Physical Security
Glass fabricators: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Viracon
Window supplier: Custom Window

The designers of National Public Radio’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1927 warehouse building into a new state-of-the-art, LEED Gold home for the broadcasting organization. Glass proved a critical design element for the 330,000-square-foot project that is part renovation of the four-story warehouse, and part new construction of a seven-story office block. Read more...

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