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March 18, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Top 50 Glaziers: Highlight your achievements in Glass Magazine!

The June 2014 issue of Glass Magazine will feature the highest-earning contract glaziers of 2013. In addition to company statistics, the "Top 50 Glaziers" issue will include glazier profiles, industry statistics, project spotlights and more. To ensure your company's achievements are highlighted in this special issue, please complete and submit the nomination form by March 24.


Innovation Required to Meet Changes and Challenges Ahead
The industry faces increases in design complexity, a push for more stringent codes and a worsening labor shortage. Companies, and the industry at large, will have to adapt and evolve in order to thrive in the quickly changing building environment.

Industry news
Eastman to Buy Virginia Window Film Manufacturer
PPG and JE Berkowitz Supplying Vision Glass Panels for Tower at PNC Plaza
People news
PGT Names New Director of Marketing
Paul Schodorf Sr. of Schodorf Truck Body & Equipment Passes Away
The Wagner Cos. Appoints Modeling Engineers and Account Executive
Jeff Lurges to Market Azo/Tec Design Services for Azon
YKK AP Expands Regional Divisions
Bill Ostrander Joins Glass Apps
Wausau Expands Engineering Team
Association news
NFRC Offers Virtual Meeting Option for Spring Committee Week


Fenestration Hallucination: The Indispensable Man
By Rod Van Buskirk
Who is the 'indispensable man" within your organization? Are you that key person? Can you become the leader who makes the difference in your business day in and day out for years?
From the Fabricator: The Stronger Our Industry Is As a Whole, the Better It Is for All
By Max Perilstein

I think it’s pretty obvious that I am a very big “support the industry” sort of guy. I believe the industry support—especially in the past year or so—has been great, but it needs to be better. We need more participation at all levels, big and small.

Product Spotlight
Digital Printing from Standard Bent Glass

Standard Bent Glass has expanded its customizable decorative glass offerings with digital printing technology. The fabricator's Dip-Tech Glassjet Pro digital printer customizes individual glass panes with unique designs and color schemes.

Great Glazing
WMS Boathouse

Glazing contractor: CAD Contract Glazing
Glass fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries
Metal framing systems supplier: Tubelite Inc.

The two-story, 20,000-square-foot WMS Boathouse, a rowing training and boat storage facility, is home to the Chicago Rowing Foundation and North Park University’s women’s rowing team in Chicago’s Clark Park. The building’s roof design, which mirrors the motion of crew members rowing, features an alternating truss system with ventilation windows that draw the southern light into the building and provide sufficient ventilation and abundant daylight. The high-performance glazing warms the floor slab in the winter to minimize energy use. Read more...

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