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June 17, 2014
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Your Profits: A Simple Trick to Improve Profitability

The business environment for glass distributors and other companies in the industry is highly competitive. Profit margins are tight, so companies need to find ways to maximize gains. For many, increasing prices is a risk that can backfire by decreasing sales. Therefore, the alternative is to focus on cutting costs.

 
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Industry news
Museum Sues Seele Over Delayed Construction Schedule
Greco Aluminum Railings Names New President and Vice President
AGC Adds to Sales Team with Architectural Sales Reps
Tubelite Inc. Names Jim Flandreau Director of IT
Yolanda Moran Named Service Center Manager for U.S. Aluminum
Alan Karp Joins Universal Window & Door
AAMA Releases Guideline for Installing Preassembled Skylights on a Roof
 
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Road to GlassBuilld
GlassBuild America has been making a lot of news over the last few weeks, and between the registration, travel, education and worldwide innovation, it can be a lot to take in. If you missed any of the major happenings, we’ve got you covered! This week on the Road to GlassBuild, we gathered the information you need and loaded it into one easy post.
 
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Suggestions Wanted: What to do with Recycled Glass?
By Bill Evans
I am asking for suggestions from all of you. I was contacted by a past customer and current volunteer for a local non-profit asking for suggestions on what to do with used glass products, other than take it to the recycling center.
From the Fabricator: Glass World Cup Kicks Off
By Max Perilstein

Week 1 of the World Cup of Glass is now underway. I selected 12 countries and broke them into three groups. Each week I’ll look at the four countries in that division and then decide on a winner. So to kick it off, this week’s group is Germany, Finland, Canada, and Israel.

Product Spotlight
CeramiGlass Frost Etch from ICD

ICD recently introduced CeramiGlass Frost Etch to deliver a product line that meets the growing decorative glass specification needs in the architectural community, the company reports. CeramiGlass Frost Etch, a 100 percent water based ceramic-like coating, simulates the look of an acid etched process without the environmental concerns or difficult sourcing, according to ICD. CeramiGlass Frost Etch also is available in a full range of colors and can be screen-printed, sprayed or roller coated, allowing ICD-approved factory fabricators multiple usage opportunities with one product.

Great Glazing
Prada Storefront, Los Angeles

Contract glazier: Giroux Glass
Glass supplier: GlasPro

In late 2013, Glas-Pro completed a project at the Prada store on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Highlighting the entrance of the high-end store are two walls of two multi-layered, heavy glass panels. “The thick glass is literally a structural and aesthetic focal point of the store,” says Joe Green, GlasPro president. Read more...


 
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