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June 24, 2014
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The Ins and Outs of Unitized Storefront Systems

A glass and aluminum storefront or curtain wall that is fabricated and installed as a panel system is referred to in the industry as a unitized system. Until now, unitized systems have only been used for curtainwall high-rise and multi-story building applications. However, the industry has increasingly demanded unitized storefront systems for large-scale applications. This has led to further development of complete unitized storefront panels—or units—that can be easily delivered to the field for installation.

 
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Industry news
Nicole Harris to Succeed Phil James as CEO of National Glass Association
Pleotint Announces Distribution Partnership with Polar Seal
Man Crushed by Glass in Aurora, Colo.
NAFS User Guide Released to Accompany New Fenestration Standard
DFI Supplies Diamon-Fusion Coating for FIFA World Cup Arena Corinthians in Brazil
A+W to Implement ERP Software in Algeria Manufacturing Plant
 
People news
Rick Zoulek Promoted to Guardian's VP of Flat Glass for the Americas
Former MGA President, Jim Griggs, Passes Away
Clover Architectural Products Names Bonnie Sullivan VP of Door Division
Tubelite Names Rene Buggs Director of HR
Cinzia Schiatti Assumes Fourth Term as President of Gimav
Boon Edam Names Architectural Revolving Door Account Manager for North America
Clint Field Named VP of Manufacturing for Andrew Pearson Industries
 
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Road to GlassBuilld
We know many of you are registering and making arrangements to join the industry in Las Vegas for GlassBuild America. To make planning your time at the largest glass, window and door show in North America as easy as possible, we dedicated this week's edition of the Road to GlassBuild to the “Interactive Floorplan” tool. Using this will make your visit on the show floor as productive and efficient as possible!
 
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Simplicity is Lean
By Bill Briese

Most manufacturers are familiar with or are using lean principles to streamline manufacturing and related processes. While this effort pays dividends reducing direct manufacturing costs, look upstream.

From the Fabricator: Insanely Great!
By Max Perilstein

This past week our industry got news that I would say is “insanely great.” Nicole Harris was named as the new president and CEO of the National Glass Association.

Product Spotlight
Expanded Acid-etched Glass Line from Walker

Walker Glass expanded its Walker Textures exterior glass program, featuring a new 10-year warranty against surface degradation and properties that reduce the need for artificial light and decrease energy consumption, it reports. To keep up with the growing demand for acid-etched glass Walker created a package containing all the relevant information that architects, fabricators and contract glaziers are looking for.

Great Glazing
South Intermediate High School

Glazing contractor: Architectural Glass & Metal Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Entrance systems, manufacturer: Tubelite Inc.
Entrance systems, finisher: Linetec

Before renovation, South Intermediate High School, part of Broken Arrow Public Schools in Oklahoma, met largely in portable buildings. Building designers integrated the school’s existing structures with the expansion. The storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems products used help convey a sense of connectedness across the large campus, while offering outside views and natural daylight. Read more...


 
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