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May 13, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Preventing Jobsite Theft

Costing the construction industry nearly $1 billion annually, jobsite theft is an industry-wide epidemic that affects everyone from building owners to general contractors to contract glaziers. While high-ticket items are not typically an issue for glaziers—who deal instead with stolen tools and metal—jobsite theft can have significant financial effects.

Industry news
Keraglass Industries and Emmegi Group Announce Partnership
ICD Coatings Breaks Ground on New Facility
Hartung Glass Becomes Fabricator of RavenWindow
Vetrotech Announces New Keralite Select Distributor in Texas
People news
Universal Window and Door Names Tony Muraco President and CEO
Ken Brenden to Retire from AAMA
Columbia Commercial Building Products Names New VP and General Manager
TSI Architectural Metals' Mike Current Named Top 25 Newsmaker
MirrorMate Names Tony Blatnik Operations Manager
MG McGrath Inc. Announces Two New Hires
Fenestration Hallucination: Invest in Your Sales Team. Build for the Future.
By Rod Van Buskirk

It’s come to my attention that at least three commercial window manufacturers in my region are selling windows direct to general contractors and building owners. This is nothing new.

From the Fabricator: Bad Old Buildings
By Max Perilstein

Our problems with energy-efficient buildings are not so much with the buildings we are constructing now, but with the existing building inventory that is outdated and guaranteed to be not even close to the energy standards that everyone wants/needs to achieve. 

Product Spotlight
1620/1620 SSG Curtain Wall from Kawneer

Kawneer Co. introduced the new 1620/1620 SSG (structural silicone glazed) Curtain Wall System. With a slim, 2-inch profile, the 1620/1620 SSG Curtain Wall System delivers the desired narrow sightline aesthetic of many traditional storefront systems while maintaining the performance levels and options expected from a curtain wall system.

Great Glazing
LAX Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar

Glass fabricator: GlasPro
Design, glass installation: JBI Interiors

Decorative glass played a key role in the design of the Petrossian Caviar and Champagne Bar at the newly renovated Los Angeles International Airport Tom Bradley International Terminal. Meant to echo the high-end nature of the delicacies offered at the restaurant and bar, the “graphic glass panels form into sumptuous, undulating silhouettes that invite patrons to linger and indulge,” says Marc Bennett, director of advertising for GlasPro. Read more...

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