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October 22, 2013
From Glass Magazine
New Wave: Curved glass shapes design
Whether you’re walking past the IAC building in Manhattan or the Apple Store in Santa Monica, Calif., it’s hard to miss the architectural medium of the day: curved glass. As a design element, curved glass introduces movement and dimension to traditional structures that have previously been flat, linear or static. 
Industry news
PPG Glass Segment Sales Up $16 Million in Q3
AGC Brazil Plant Starts Production
Pulp Studio Completes Los Angeles Production Facility
Asahi Glass Co. Cuts Solar Glass Production Facility in China
ATI Adds P1 Chamber Capacity
MHC Reports Construction Starts Up 13 Percent
IGMA Announces 2014 Annual Conference Dates
People news
Galaxy Glass & Stone Appoints Steven Brenner as Executive VP
Project news
Plans Approved for 1,350-foot Glass-clad Skyscraper in Manhattan


As we continue to wrap up the 2013 edition of GlassBuild America, we take one more look back at the technology that dominated the floor and spotlight some very interesting takeaways from the Innovative Products Pavilion. 

Free Agency Versus the Farm System
By Bill Evans

Today’s blog focuses on building the team. To use Major League Baseball terms, a team can be built through free agency and/or through the farm system. A healthy company does both. 

From the Fabricator: Next year is the year
By Max Perilstein

When it comes to construction forecasts, the experts have been all over the board with their projections. The main issue I have with many predictions is the constant "kick the can down the road" forecast, saying "just wait, such and such a year will be great!"

Product Spotlight
SuperSecure II-XLS from Safti First

SuperSecure II-XLS from Safti First now meets ASTM F1915 Grade 1 to 3, in addition to California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Class A requirements for forced entry.

Great Glazing
Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center

Contract glazier: Contract Glazing Group Inc.
Glass fabricator/window supplier: United States Bullet Proofing Inc. 

The Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort, Ky., features the largest FEMA-grade storm- and blast-resistant curtainwall built to date, according to United States Bullet Proofing Inc. Read more... 



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