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April 22, 2014
From Glass Magazine
GlassBuild America Announces New Show Sponsorship Programs

The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is offering industry suppliers two new, multi-layered promotion programs for exposure before, during and after GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 10-12, 2014.  The sponsorships key off new, interactive glassTalks―part of the inaugural Express Learning sessions on the show floor.

Your Profits: How to Make Your Bid Stand Out
The slower construction market has created a challenging bidding environment increasingly defined by fierce competition and pressure to compete on price. This article provides tips on how to make a bid stand out, based on interviews with glazing firms and discussions during the 2013 Glazing Executives Forum.

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Industry news
Guardian Announces Price Increase
PPG Reports Record First Quarter Sales
Apogee Fourth-Quarter Earnings Up 80 Percent
IOSHA and Pilkington Settle on Safety Orders
Harmon Tower to be Demolished Floor-by-Floor
Flat Glass Industry Expected to Reach $66.6 Billion by 2019
China's Low-E Glass Market Forecast to Grow 18 Percent Annually
People news
Tracy Forrester and Kim Alexander Join Quanex
David Chermak Joins The Wagner Cos.
Petra L'Abbe Joins Valspar Mirror Coatings
Spider Names Greg Parker District Sales Rep
Jane Hilboldt Renamed Secretary of Women Construction Owners and Executives BOD
Association news
Registration Open for AAMA National Summer Conference
The “T” Word
By Bill Briese

A few months ago while watching the Winter Olympics, it occurred to me how incredibly specialized these athletes are.These athletes spend a good portion of their lives developing and refining their specific skill. Just as these athletes train for years, why should we expect success with our workforce without training?

From the Fabricator: We All Own "Glass"
By Max Perilstein

A few weeks ago, the story broke about Google requesting to own the word “glass.”  Heck, my great grandfather came to the United States in 1898 with $34 and a glasscutter and was in the “glass” business then—long before a “google” was created.

Product Spotlight
Satinlite from Walker Glass

Walker Glass officially launched its Walker Textures Satinlite line of products, representing the company's lightest etch available. The acid-etched glass can be used in a number of applications, both interior and exterior, including marker boards, shelving and tabletops.

Great Glazing
“Sublimare,” at the San Diego Airport

Glazing contractor: Vision Systems
Glass supplier: Triview Glass
Art installation designer: Merge Conceptual Design

Highlighting the Arrivals and Departure Plaza at the San Diego Airport is a large public glass art piece, “Sublimare.” The artwork on the façade of the terminal pairs glass and aluminum panels of kelp leaf images, with a light projection that is synchronized with real time wave data from the San Diego bay. The leaf design, visible on the decorative art glass walls at the ends of the terminal’s elevated walkways, continues onto the underside of the elevated departure roadway. Read more...

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