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August 5, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Glass Maximized

Oversized glass has taken on new meaning in recent years, as glass companies have pushed the envelope to create larger lite sizes to meet architectural demands. Maximizing on the big glass trend, sedak Gmbh introduced fabrication capabilities for extra-oversized glass, supplying glass lites up to about 50 feet long.

Industry news
Safti First Announces Health Product Declarations
RavenBrick Signs Manko Window Systems as New Fabricator
The Glass Guru Franchise Comes to El Paso
People news
Deceuninck North America Appoints Mary Rita Dominic as Quality Manager
Bendheim Wall Systems Expands North American Sales Team
Salem Flat Glass & Mirror Grows Sales Team
Bob Taylor Joins Columbia Commercial Building Products
GlassBuild America news
Oversize Glass Fabrication to Headline Express Learning Session

John Bush, vice president of operations for GGI, will address the unique characteristics and challenges of oversize glass fabrication during the Express Learning session “Trending Now: Oversize Glass” at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Designed specifically for fabricators, the free, 20-minute session will tackle all aspects of oversize glass fabrication, including edge polishing, drilling, notching, tempering, laminating, digital printing and more.

Road to GlassBuilld
GlassBuild America can be a vital source of business intelligence both on the floor and in the classroom. This week on the Road to GlassBuild America we preview the forums that provide so much insight year after year. We also shine our video spotlight on a first-time exhibitor that is making great inroads with its products and is sure to be a hit with many attendees.

From the Fabricator: A Tough Deal
By Max Perilstein

A pretty significant story hit last week but seemingly did not get much traction outside of its home market. A bankrupt solar manufacturer based in Pennsylvania won a $27 million judgment against a Chinese company that reneged on a crucial deal. The insight from this is being careful with who you are dealing with, especially when there’s so much at stake.

Product Spotlight
InFrame Interior Framing System from Kawneer

To enhance daylight into the interior spaces of a building, Kawneer Co., an Alcoa business, introduced the new InFrame Interior Framing System. Available as screw-spline construction and a center aligned glass pane, the framing system meets the design needs of a range of building applications and project requirements—both new and retrofit construction.

Great Glazing
Glendale Galleria

Glazing contractor: TJM Glazing Inc.
Glazing systems manufacturer: C.R. Laurence/U.S. Aluminum
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricators: Glasswerks, GlasPro

The use of glazing in the design of the massive redevelopment for Glendale Galleria, a 1.5 million-square-foot iconic retail and dining venue and integral mainstay of the Los Angeles community since 1976, addressed several key issues, including striking a balance between aesthetic and functional upgrades that improve access and circulation for the 10+ million visitors each year. From extensive glass railing systems, sliding operable storefronts, all-glass entrances, panic devices, curtain walls and point-supported structural glass elevator encasements, the retail space is a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing space offering daylight and an updated design. Read more...

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