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February 4, 2014
From Glass Magazine
4th Annual Top Glass Fabricators
To provide a comprehensive view of the glass fabrication market in the United States and Canada, Glass Magazine continues its special series on fabricators with the 4th Annual Top Glass Fabricators Special Report. In addition to the list of Top Glass Fabricators—based on annual sales volume—the report includes market statistics related to sales volume, product demand and acquisition plans. 
Industry news
Court Upholds Ruling on Duties for Curtainwall
NSG Reports 17 Percent Revenue Gains in First Three Quarters
GGI Adds Vertical CNC Glass Fabrication Machine
Pulp Studio Releases Performance Data for New LA Facility
Jim McMahon Joins Tubelite
Rod Workman Joins Deceuninck
OptiGas Names Ryan McHugh VP of Sales
Katie Baldwin Joins MG McGrath
Association News
AAMA Updates Acoustical Rating Specification
War of Perception in the ‘Battle for the Wall’
By Katy Devlin

Last month, the glass industry once again united to quash a proposal that would have reduced glass on buildings by 25 percent in the ASHRAE 189.1 standard. Each bout in this “Battle for the Wall” shines light on the heart of the issue: a view by many in the building community that glass is simply a poor energy performer. 

From the Fabricator: Wicked Winter Taking its Toll
By Max Perilstein
Just when you thought that weather could not get any crazier, a storm this past week happened in the south and turned that part of the world on its ear. People stranded in cars, schools, and stores—stories I never expect to hear in the year 2014, with all of the technology and abilities we have at our disposal.
Product Spotlight
Back-painted Glass from GlasPro

GlasPro designed its GlasPro-BP line of back-painted glass products for applications requiring furniture-grade finishes ranging from bright, vibrant colors to subtle tones and hues. Suitable for use in monolithic and laminated configurations, GlasPro-BP is appropriate for wall cladding, dividers and other applications requiring complete opacity and aesthetic integrity. 

Great Glazing
Salt Lake City Public Safety Building

Glazing contractor: LCG Façades
Glazing systems manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glass fabricator: Viracon

Salt Lake City’s 335,000-square-foot Public Safety Building features extensive glass that contributes to its status as the first public safety building designed as a net-zero energy building. The northwest-facing all-glass facade of the building features a serpentine glass curtain wall that slopes from one wing to the other. Read more...

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