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August 26, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Your Profits: How to Improve Payment Collections and Cash Flow

Most small and mid-sized glass companies don’t have an organized collections process. Collections is something that they do whenever they have the time or need money. As a result, their cash flow suffers unnecessarily. Fortunately, improving your collections doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming.

Industry news
AGC Rebrands Comfort E-PS Glass
Firestone Building Products Facility Recognized for Energy Performance
Graham Architectural Products Unveils New Website
Construction Starts Up 6 Percent in July
People news
Saand Inc. Appoints Peter Garvey as CEO
Petersen Aluminum Hires Director of Communications
AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing Announces New Hires
AAMA Announces New Certification and Technical Staff
GlassBuild America news
CRL-U.S. Aluminum to Present Strategies for Boosting Glazier Profit Margins

CRL-U.S. Aluminum will present an Express Learning session at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo on how contract glaziers can boost profit margins by taking advantage of the labor savings associated with unit-glazed systems. Read more…

Road to GlassBuild 
In just two weeks, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo arrives in Las Vegas. While thousands have pre-registered to attend, we know some are still making decisions. This week on the Road to GlassBuild we’ll give you some of the reasons why you have to be there.  We also catch up with a first time exhibitor excited to show off its product to show participants from all over the world.

Fired Up: Is the glass industry asking the right questions?
By Jeff Razwick

The ASHRAE proposal to reduce the window-to-wall ratio was dropped at the start of the year, but as a recent Urban Green Council report reminds us, the battle over glass performance is far from over.

From the Fabricator: Interior Design Issues
By Max Perilstein

The casino/hotel that is housed in one of the more fascinating glass and glazing projects in recent times is closing down. And among the excuses out there is the actual design of the building.

Product Spotlight
'Black-Out' Privacy Glass from Vistamatic

Vistamatic developed graphic options for its privacy glass to provide a complete ‘black-out’ effect against light transmittance. Designed specifically for healthcare facilities, the black-out privacy glass restricts lighting into a space, while maintaining the ability to observe from the opposite side, crucial for patient comfort as well as patient and staff safety.

Great Glazing
The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

Skylight system manufacturer and installer: Super Sky Products
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Skylight system finisher: Linetec

The domed skylight crowning the large atrium at The Alfond Inn at Rollins College quickly has become a key identifying feature of the boutique hotel in Winter Park, Fla. Spanning nearly 39 feet in diameter, this multi-slope, dome skylight with cupola and finial is framed in aluminum with a bronze finish. The Alfond Inn embraces the surrounding campus’ Spanish- Mediterranean revival style: softly curved corners, sturdy columns, white stucco and cast stone walls, wrought iron accents, high ceilings and as much natural light as possible. Read more...

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