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November 19, 2013
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Form & Function
As the economy continues to gain ground, customers in the shower enclosure market are expanding their focus to include not just low-cost products, but innovative enclosures that combine affordability with unique design and functionality, particularly in frameless applications.
 
 
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Industry news
AGC Announces Price Increase
Longtime Industry Leader Greg Carney Passes Away
NSG Group to Close Lathrop, Calif., Pilkington Float Plant
Linetec Partners with Southern Stretch Forming
D.A. Glass to Open Glass Processing Facility in Michigan
MDV Glass and Research Frontiers to Bring SPD-SmartGlass to Brazil
SAGE Announces Non-Standard Shapes, New Colors
 
People news
Wausau Announces New Product Manager and Sales Reps
Kane Manufacturing Adds Michael Gilbert as Sales Rep
Wood's Powr-Grip Adds Amy Jeffery as Technical Sales Rep
 
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glassblog
AGC’s Atlanta “Start-Up”
By Katy Devlin
Brian Martineau, director of fabricated product sales for AGC Glass Co. North America, calls the company’s new Southeast glass fabrication facility near Atlanta a “start-up.” The glass company operates 17 fabrication facilities and three float plants in the United States, but it’s doing things differently at the Southeast AGC facility in Lithia Springs, Ga.
From the Fabricator: A Tough Loss
By Max Perilstein

The passing of Greg Carney continues to loom large in my mind, so I wanted to spend just a little more time remembering this tremendous man.

Product Spotlight
FrontLine Series FL550T from Coral Architectural Products

The FrontLine Series FL550T thermally broken, impact-resistant storefront system from Coral Architectural Products is designed for extreme environmental conditions, according to the company. To meet increased demands for energy efficient commercial buildings, the FL550T uses thermal break construction.

Great Glazing
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Contract glazier: Haley-Greer Inc.
Glass fabricator/glazing systems supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal systems suppliers: Hope's Windows Inc., Ellison Bronze
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

The LEED Platinum George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas features high levels of daylighting and reduced energy use, in part from the 67-foot high lantern topping the building. The building’s central orientation point, Freedom Hall, is topped by the 50-by-50-foot glass and limestone lantern. Read more... 

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