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September 2, 2014
From Glass Magazine
G3: Industry Insiders Talk Glass

Experts from the commercial, retail and fabrication segments discuss their expectations for GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.

Industry news
Sisecam Sales up 24 percent in First Half of 2014
PPG’s Bunch Discusses Shift from Glass and Chemicals to Coatings
Kearney Glass Joins Glass Doctor
Construction Employment, Labor Shortages on the Rise
People news
Lynn Ishman Joins NGA\WDDA as Sales Director
Deceuninck North America Appoints Director of National Fenestration Sales
Technoform Glass Insulation Expands North American Market Team
How Stable is Your Organization?
By Bill Briese

I’ve noticed successful and stable companies focus on three categories, not one or two. If your organization increases priority of one or two over the other category, it will become less stable.

From the Fabricator: The Gigantic GlassBuild America Preview
By Max Perilstein

We’re now one week out from the biggest event in our industry. In this special GlassBuild America edition of the blog, I wanted to touch on the Glazing Executives Forum and the DOE feedback session.

GlassBuild America news

Road to GlassBuild
In just one week, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will open its doors in Las Vegas. While thousands have already made plans to attend, some are still in the process of doing so. In this week’s edition of the Road to GlassBuild America, get last-minute tips for making those arrangements. And for those of you who have already registered for the event, we’ve got helpful links to make your show experience even better. Plus, in our Video Spotlight, we learn about a very newsworthy product that will be on display at the show.

Product Spotlight
Glass Handling Machines from Ergo

Ergo Robotic Solutions manufactures glass handling machines for the building envelope industry, including electric / hydraulic glass manipulators. The GM 2000-12 is capable of lifting and installing windows of up to 2000 pounds to a height of 12 feet. The GM 2000-20 can handle 2000 pounds up to 20 feet, including skylights.

Great Glazing
Retail display for high-end watch store

Installer:  Faubion Associates Inc.
Glass fabricator: M3 Glass Technologies
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Satin mirror manufacturer: Walker Glass

“The intent of this glass job was to create a focal wall that would attract attention and draw the viewer in for a closer examination,” says Chris Mammen, president of M3 Glass Technologies, about a decorative glass wall the company created for a high-end retailer. The retailer—a high-end watch store—installed the decorative glass display at its Galleria Mall location in Dallas. “Design directions were to have the wall mimic the appearance of the ocean or sea with an element of depth,” Mammen says. Read more...

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