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May 27, 2014
From Glass Magazine
How to Maximize Efficiency and Reduce Overhead

Glass fabrication is filled with complexities, from safety concerns associated with moving large lites to threat of breakage during and after production. Cutting corners is not an option. But, your customers continue to apply price pressure, and improving your bottom line has never been more crucial. So, how do you reduce costs and maximize efficiencies? Industry's leading fabricators weigh in.

Industry news
J.E. Berkowitz to Add Space, Capabilities to Pedricktown Headquarters
Northglass Responds to Patent Infringement Claims
Construction Products Holding Buys Egyptian Glass Manufacturer Sphinx Glass for $190 Million
NFRC to Host Fenestration Code Compliance Webinar
School to Replace Glass with Metal Panels after Failure
Hail Breaks Skylights in Philadelphia Area Mall
People news
Jim Roesing Retires from Super Sky, Brian Thomas Named President
YKK AP Expands Sales Territory to Rocky Mountain Region
Jim Brockschmidt Named Human Resources Director of Basco
Peter Klucas Joins AMG Architectural Glass & Glazing
Project news
Glass-floored Glacier Skywalk Provides Clear Views of Canadian Rockies
The Future of Roads, in Solar Panels
By Katy Devlin
Developers of Solar Roadways explain it best in their now viral YouTube video, as “technology that replaces all roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, tarmacs, bike paths, and outdoor recreation surfaces with solar panels. And not just lifeless, boring solar panels. Smart, micro-processing, interlocking, hexagonal, solar units.”
From the Fabricator: Groundbreaking Educational Opportunities
By Max Perilstein

Huge news broke last week with the announcement of a new educational program. Express Learning will be held on the trade show floor at GlassBuild America, featuring short, 20-minute sessions. I’ve always said those who don’t come to the show get left behind. Now with this Express Learning program, it's even more crucial to attend and get involved.

Product Spotlight
C-Bond Bonding Agent from C-Bond Systems

C-Bond from C-Bond Systems, is a non‐toxic, water‐based “green” nanotechnology bonding agent designed to increase the strength and flexibility of glass, enhance the adhesion of window film to glass and create an invisible “safety barrier” that is resilient to high impact force and severe threat environments. In the event of an impact, no shards or pieces will escape the immediate area of the glass surface.

Great Glazing
Scentsy Headquarters Office Tower

Contract glazier: D&A Glass Co.
Glass fabricator: Hartung Glass Industries
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries
Metal and sunshade supplier: Kawneer
ACM panel supplier: Alucobond

The Scentsy company recently moved onto an expansive new campus in Meridian, Idaho, complete with a 168,000-square-foot, six-story office tower featuring a glass and ACM panel façade. Designed to reflect earth, water, light and air, the office building capitalizes on light, as employees and visitors enjoy expansive outside views on three sides of the building. Read more...

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