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August 12, 2014
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High End, Higher Stakes: Retailers find opportunity, face challenges with custom projects

For many glass retailers, the days of working simple mirror and bathroom installations are coming to an end, as homeowners seek out more complex and sophisticated glass options for their bathrooms, balconies and other spaces. Glass companies of all sizes increasingly handle custom projects with high-end, premium glass options.

 
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Industry news
Construction Spending Slips 1.8% in June
CGH’s Hamden Location Rebrands as Solar Seal Connecticut
PPG Launches Redesigned GlassNET Site for Ordering and Tracking
 
People news
Wausau Hires Lori Schock as VP of Sales and Marketing
John Spelman Named Sales Rep for YKK AP Florida Territory
Pat Dixon Joins Deceuninck's Technical Services Team
Zero International Expands Fire Protection Services with Fire Door Certification
 
Association news
NFRC Offers Free Course on Rating and Labeling System
AAMA to Host FenestrationMasters Contests
 
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GlassBuild America news
Dare to Go Decorative at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo

The architectural community continues to push decorative glass manufacturers to combine form and function in new and innovative ways. Dip-Tech, in conjunction with Goldray Industries’ Cathie Saroka, will show how the glass industry is stepping up to the challenge during the Express Learning session, “Dare to Go Decorative,” on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at GlassBuild America 2014.

Road to GlassBuild 
GlassBuild America is now just a month away. Registration for the show has been very strong and new exhibitors are STILL signing up daily. If you haven't made your plans yet, the Road to GlassBuild America has you covered in this weeks post. Plus we're thrilled to welcome back a long time exhibitor returning to the show after a few years away in this weeks video spotlight. 

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So Long, Farwell, Goodbye: Thanks for the Memories
By Bill Evans
I have served under and with some great leaders while on the Board of the National Glass Association. They made tough decisions, managed through crises, kept the faith, developed a new vision of the future, and continued the legacy. They encountered unexpected situations and handled each magnificently.
From the Fabricator: The Top Architects
By Max Perilstein

Recently the ranking of the top revenue producing architectural firms was released. The good news is that in 2013, total revenue grew at these firms from $10 billion to $11 billion. Obviously the uptick that our industry is seeing right now started on the boards of these groups last year. 

Product Spotlight
Colorlinq from Pulp Studio

Designed to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with developing custom colors, Pulp Studio’s Colorlinq searches the Pulp Studio extensive database of past custom formulas to find an exact or closest color match within the Pintura water based glass coating system.

Great Glazing
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

Contract glaziers: Vision Systems, Giroux Glass
Window and door supplier: Hope’s Windows & Doors

Two main design goals of USC’s new School of Cinematic Arts complex were to reflect the historic Mediterranean style prevalent in 1929, the year USC adopted film studies as part of its curriculum, and to create a structure that would last for generations. The design team chose hot-rolled steel windows to help accomplish both objectives. Read more...


 
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