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September 16, 2014
From Glass Magazine
The Votes are In...and the Industry has Spoken

In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, the program once again included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.

Industry news
Viracon to Reopen St. George Facility in January 2015
Linetec to Expand with a Third Anodize Line in Wisconsin
AGC and Onyx Solar Partner to Promote Photovoltaic Glass in North America
Renson and Deceuninck Form Strategic Marketing Partnership
Nonresidential Construction Starts Up 25 Percent in August
People news
NGA \ WDDA Announces New Chairman of the Board
Azon Appoints Margaret Roberts CFO, Adds Field Service Rep
Vitrum Glass Group Names Tara Brummet Sales Representative

An Industry of Educators
By Katy Devlin

The proliferation of glass and glazing product options pushes the envelope of what is possible on the façade. However, it also opens the door to confusion, mis-specifications and frustrations. Educating the design industry about the best use of glass products on the building is critical.

From the Fabricator: The GlassBuild America Recap
By Max Perilstein

Another GlassBuild America is in the books and it truly was an incredible experience. 2014 featured the best crowd in years, amazing education and demos, networking and lots of business transactions.

Product Spotlight
ThinFilm Photovoltaic Glass from Onyx Solar

Onyx Solar offers ThinFilm photovoltaic glass to capture both optic and thermal performance components in one glass product. Onyx Solar products offer multi-function construction solutions that can be integrated into any type of building, provide greater insulation and produce clean, free energy, thanks to the power of the sun, it reports.

Great Glazing
Pinnacle Bank Arena

Contract glazier: Glass Edge Inc.
Glass manufacturer:
Guardian Industries
Glass fabricator: Manko Windows
Metal supplier: YKK AP

The 470,000-square-foot, 16,500-seat, multi-use Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska's historic Haymarket District, hosts sporting events, concerts, and is home to the University of Nebraska men’s and women’s basketball teams. Designed to fit its historic location and showcase the city’s commitment to sustainable design through a high level of energy efficiency and energy-savings measures, Pinnacle Arena’s multi-story glass fronted lobby uses high performance glass to provide fans and visitors with a view of the activity inside the arena and tremendous views of the city. Read more...

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