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January 7, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Flat Glass Production on the Rise
After bottoming out in 2012, U.S. demand for flat glass is increasing, with improvements in the architectural and automotive industries expected to result increased production of flat glass in the United States over the next four years, according to the Freedonia Group.
Industry news
Furnace Leaks 800 Tons of Molten Glass at PPG's Wichita Falls Plant
Intertek Completes ATI Acquisition
Quanex Q4 Sales Up 17 Percent
ABI Slips in November
Construction Spending Up 5.9 Percent in November
People news
Gary Di Dio Joins LiteSentry
MG McGrath Promotes Lee Pepin to Drafting Manager
Association news
NFRC to Host Commercial Fenestration Code Compliance Webinar
AAMA/WDMA Forecast Predicts Steady Growth in Nonresidential Glazing Market
Project news
Glass Box Suspends Visitors Over the French Alps
Happy New Year
By Jenni Chase

Entering the new year, the staff at Glass Magazine is putting together the 2014 Top Glass Fabricators report (to be released later this month), and I have some good news to share: Not one―not ONE―of this year’s Top Glass Fabricators reported sales were down over the previous year. 

From the Fabricator: Fearless Forecast
By Max Perilstein

I have very positive feelings about 2014. I liked the way 2013 ended, with most companies busy and most regions seemingly in good shape economically. And I liked the forecasts, even though I know they are usually wrong. More than that, it’s just a feeling I have that we have very good things coming our way in the next year. And so to get it started, here are my five industry predictions for the next 12 months.

Product Spotlight
Interior Glass Apps from Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain Glass has developed two new apps for its range of interior glass products, Glass Vision and Glass Design. The Glass Vision app is designed to help users choose the right interior glass products for home, office or other applications.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania

Contract glazier: National Glass & Metal
Glass fabricators: J.E. Berkowitz and Walker Glass Co.
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries

The 78,000-square-foot Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania features an 18,000-square-foot custom glass façade overlooking the central courtyard. The artistic façade appears to be made of multiple layers of glazing due to the design team’s combination of five matching but offset acid-etched and silk-screened patterns within insulating glass units. Read more...


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