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October 15, 2013
From Glass Magazine
The Cost of Poor Quality
Recycling bins at most glass fabrication plants fill up quickly with scratched, broken and incorrectly tempered, coated, laminated and fabricated glass. Defective glass impacts profits significantly, with the typical North American fabricator annually losing 4 percent to more than 10 percent in profits due to poor quality products.
Industry news
Guardian Expands Production Capabilities in Richburg, S.C.
Saint-Gobain Adds Production Line to Romania Factory
Demolition of PPG Ontario Plant Continues
Security Glass Market in China Expected to Grow 16.7 Percent by 2016
Falling Balcony Glass Leads to Class-action Trial
Project news
Glass, Daylighting Play Key Role in Energy Performance of 1WTC
Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights


What Your Truck Says about You
By Nicole Harris

On the dos and don’ts checklist, it pays to remember your company’s fleet, even if a fleet of one, is a moving, multi-ton business card.

From the Fabricator: Think About the Pink
By Max Perilstein

Being that it was a quiet week in the industry, I decided to use this post to talk about the pink… the pink that is dominating this month thanks to breast cancer awareness efforts.

Product Spotlight
Thermal and Blast Mitigation Systems from Kawneer

Kawneer and Traco added a new product to the OptiQ Ultra Thermal Window Series, the AA5450 Series single- and double-hung windows, adding to their thermal and blast mitigation offerings.

Great Glazing
Bullitt Center

Contract glazier: Goldfinch Brothers
Glass fabricator: Northwestern Industries Inc.
Glass supplier: PPG Industries
Spacer system manufacturer: Technoform Glass Insulation

Located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, the $18.5 million Bullitt Center office building opened on Earth Day, and boasts it is the greenest commercial building in the world. The six-story, 52,000-square-foot, Class A office building’s unusually tall 14-foot floor-to-floor heights are matched with equally impressive floor-to-ceiling operable window systems, providing daylight and expansive views of the downtown skyline and surrounding environment. Read more...

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