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April 15, 2014
From Glass Magazine
The Art of Measuring, Fabricating and Installing Storefront

While storefronts present themselves as economically viable options, they meet and exceed high performance and operation standards when properly measured, fabricated and installed.

Industry news
Guardian to Close Reedley Fabrication Plant
Western Window Systems Partners with All Weather Tempering for Insulating Glass Production
Digital Ceramic Printing Center Opens in Turkey
Glaston Reorganizes Segments
YKK AP Launches New Career Development Program for Engineers
People news
EFCO Adds Sales Rep in Southern California
LBNL’s Selkowitz Receives Award of Excellence for Green Building Activities
Greg Weyman Joins Basco Manufacturing
Rand Baldwin Receives AEC Distinguished Service Award
Association news
Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo 2014 to Be Held April 30 in Maryland
AAMA Forms Sustainability Steering Committee
On the Road this week... The excitement for GlassBuild America is growing, and you can start booking your travel now with our brand new accommodations page. Plus, learn about a very colorful and innovative exhibitor.
Are You Kidding Me?: When Talk of “The Team” is Just Talk
By Diana Bernal

General contractors talk about “team” and “trade partnerships,” but in the current market, we find this rarely exists. We have to prod our contractor team members to realize that partnerships, if used correctly, are a WIN/WIN.

From the Fabricator: Net Zero Is the Way to Go
By Max Perilstein

We can debate the merits of programs like LEED until we’re all blue in the face. The bottom line, though, is the performance and sustainability of the building when all is said and done. There’s one process that guarantees success: the Net Zero building.

Product Spotlight
Scrimshaw from Pulp Studio

Pulp Studio released its latest decorative glass design, Scrimshaw, meaning scrollwork, engravings and carvings in bone or ivory. Especially useful in hospitality and decorative markets, Scrimshaw glass comes in a standard ¼-inch thickness, but customers can specify the glass in nearly any customized thickness.

Great Glazing
Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

Glazing contractor: Avanti Glass & Mirror
Glass supplier: Nathan Allan Glass

Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, looked to decorative glass to provide high-end style and privacy within the high-limit slot gambling area. “The architects needed a high-end, expensive-looking glass product to match the theme of the high-limits gambling area,” says Barry Allan, president of Nathan Allan Glass.The company fabricated the glass for the project “which brightly illuminates the décor, while framing the gambling area and providing privacy,” Allan says. Read more...

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