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July 22, 2014
From Glass Magazine
The Fight for Profit in an Owners’ Market

Despite increases in sales and bid levels, glaziers report that the construction market continues to be wrought with many of the same challenges that plagued companies throughout the recession. Competition remains high, and low bidders still manage to drive down profit margins. That, combined with higher material, fuel and labor costs, has many contract glaziers struggling to increase profits, even in the midst of higher sales volumes.

Industry news
PPG reaches agreement to sell Mt. Zion float glass manufacturing facility
WTO Rejects U.S. Duties on Chinese Solar Panels
AAMA Releases Aluminum Storefront and Entrance Manual
LaCantina Doors Named One of San Diego’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies
June Construction Employment Up from 2013, Down from May
People news
AGC Introduces Three Architectural Sales Reps
Vetrotech Names Kevin Norcross General Manager
Hubert Thomas Named General Manager of DAPA Products
Sika Names Business Development Manager for Target Market Industry



Bohle America Targets Glaziers with Express Learning Session on Hardware
Designed specifically for glaziers, the free, 20-minute session will examine the unique hardware requirements various glass applications present—both in terms of aesthetics and function—and the products available to satisfy them.

Where is Glass Going?
Top executives from the glass and metals industry will work to answer this question during the opening general session at the upcoming Glazing Executives Forum, which will address the unique opportunities and challenges facing contract glaziers.

Road to GlassBuilld
We are now less than 50 days away from GlassBuild America, North America’s largest window, glass, and door show. Do you have your hotel room yet? If not, on this week’s edition of The Road to GlassBuild, we’ll get you pointed in the right direction. Plus, great new product launches are always a staple of the show and we’ve got a video preview of one of the many you’ll be able to see for yourself September 9-11 in Las Vegas.
Warning: Fake shipping company scam
By Katy Devlin
In January 2009, I wrote this blog in response to a flood of emails I had received regarding a fake shipping scam targeted at small and mid-sized businesses. This blog update includes the new red flags and additional tips for business owners.
From the Fabricator: Awards and Champions
By Max Perilstein

The World Cup of Glass final is coming up, but before that, let’s talk about some other winners: the folks who have made it to the finals of the Glass Magazine People Awards. These awards are truly the industry gold standard. Nominations come from the industry and voting is done by the industry. Winning here is a huge honor.

Product Spotlight
HA Series Convection Furnace from HHH Tempering

HHH Tempering Resources Inc. marked its 20th Anniversary with the addition of a new furnace model to be released in 2015. The new HA Series convection furnace will improve upon the craftsmanship, temperature control and flexibility HHH Tempering furnaces are known for, according to the company.

Great Glazing
Arena Corinthians

Glazing contractor: Grupo Galtier
Glass manufacturer: AGC Glass Co. Brazil
Glass fabricator: Sunglass s.r.l.

Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the glass-studded Arena Corinthians, the football stadium that hosted six games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil—including the opening game—features an original, modern design heavily accented by extra-clear glass, selected for its aesthetic qualities for use in the façades, balustrades and VIP lounges. The arena’s architects wanted a design solution that offered exceptional transparency and color stability. Read more...

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