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February 18, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Construction to Grow in 2014, Despite Challenging Market Conditions
Factors such as the standoffs in Washington, uncertainty in the European economy, and still-tight lending have muted construction growth coming out of the recession. Still, the residential, commercial and institutional segments are poised for growth in 2014.
A joint-association glass industry task group is months away from completing the Product Category Rules for Life Cycle Assessment, according to officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference, running Feb. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla. 
Industry news
AGC Plans to Halt Production at Belgian Solar Glass Plant
Intermolecular and Guardian Extend Coated Glass Products Collaboration
Crystal Windows Clarifies News of Expansion
AEC Annual Meeting to Focus on Aluminum Extrusion Fair Trade
People news
NFRC Board Elects PPG's Paul Bush
Viracon Adds New Architectural Sales Reps
Glaston Announces Organizational Changes
Graham Announces New Appointments
From the Fabricator: A Decade of Significant Change
By Max Perilstein
Looking back 10 years, if you told me then what our industry would look like now I would have never, EVER believed you. I’d be more apt to believe in flying cars and a Jetsons-like community than the different industry landscape we have today.
Product Spotlight
SunGuard SNX 51/23 from Guardian Industries

SunGuard SNX 51/23 is the first commercial low-E glass product with visible light transmission above 50 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient below 0.25, in a standard insulating glass unit, Guardian reports. Triple silver SunGuard SNX 51/23 offers low reflectivity and a neutral blue appearance.

Great Glazing
Kamakura Shirts

Glazing contractor: Best Craft Corp.
Storefront systems supplier: Gamco Corp.

The Kamakura Shirts store at 400 Madison Avenue in New York City sports an aluminum façade replicating a traditional raised-panel wood storefront with large, inviting windows. To obtain the raised-panel look, Gamco cut, bent, rolled and welded T-5 alloy aluminum sheets into the custom 1/8-inch raised panels with insulated core. It then fastened progressively smaller aluminum panels and aluminum moulding trim pieces to larger panels, simulating traditional wood construction. Read more...

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