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November 5, 2013
From Glass Magazine
2013 Top Metal Companies
The market is looking up for North American metal product suppliers, with nearly 75 percent of this year’s Top Metal Companies reporting sales increased in 2012 over the previous year.
Energy efficiency was the overarching theme of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference, with presentations and discussions focused on what the glass industry can do to improve building energy performance. 
Business news
Apogee Acquires Alumicor Ltd.
Guardian Announces Price Increase
Vitro Reports 8.2 Percent Decrease in Q3 Flat Glass Sales
Pilkington Fined $200,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations
Besana Lovati Appoints New Sales Staff, Announces Acquisition
Exeter Glass and Mackenzie Glass Merge
Glass Guru Opens Franchise in Staunton, Va.
People news
Attila Arian Named President of Schuco USA
Jim Daniel Joins Champion Architectural
Rob Roundy Joins Deceuninck as Western Regional Sales Manager

The Road Ahead
By Jenni Chase
Back in 2009, I remember walking by a house in a friend’s Florida neighborhood that had a “for sale” sign in the yard with the words “make an offer” written across it. In that Orlando area, I also remember driving by a massive office building that had been abandoned halfway through construction. Maybe it’s those recession years that make the construction activity taking place now seem more significant. But maybe, that activity is a real indication that the tough times are finally behind us.
From the Fabricator: The MVP Process Begins
By Max Perilstein

A few weeks ago I teased that I was going to name an industry MVP for 2013 and soon would be floating some nominees. And with this post, that process begins.

Product Spotlight
Fall 2013 Collection from Galaxy Glass

The Fall 2013 Collection of laminated and tempered architectural decorative glass products from Galaxy Glass & Stone features a neutral color palette combined with bold metallic accents and alluring textures.

Great Glazing
Benjamin Franklin Museum

Contract glazier: APG International
Glass fabricator: Saint-Gobain Glass North America
Metal systems supplier: EFCO, a Pella Co.

The Benjamin Franklin Museum recently reopened after a two-year, $24 million renovation project, the first since its grand opening during the 1976 Bicentennial. The museum now features a customized glass entrance solution, which helped the design team achieve its main goal of creating a more welcoming entrance. Read more... 


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