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September 30, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Smart Investing: 10 Essential Considerations for Machine Purchases

New equipment acquisitions can transform a glass company, increasing capacity and opening doors to new business segments. Because such purchases constitute one of the most major capital investments for a glass company, owners should make informed buying decisions, and take all necessary steps to integrate them into fabrication processes.

Industry news
Aldora Announces North Carolina Distribution Facility, New Hires
GulfGuard to Add High Technology Coater
Kawneer Announces Price Increase
Construction Costs on the Rise
People news
Consolidated Glass Holdings Adds Alex Bradaran to Leadership Team
AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing Announces New Hires
Pella’s Joseph Hayden Named NFRC’s Dariush Arasteh Member of the Year
Sika USA Promotes Carl Tompkins to National Sales Manager, Flat Glass
Gates Named Western Window Systems COO
Calling All Metal Fabricators
By Bethany Stough

For the third consecutive year, Glass Magazine will feature the top ranking metal companies in North America in this year's Top Metal Companies list. The 2014 list will showcase the successes, challenges, changes and opportunities within the commercial metals industry.

From the Fabricator: Busy Month Ahead and Mixed Forecasts
By Max Perilstein

It’s nearly October and it looks to be an extremely busy month. The business climate is very positive right now, and optimism may be at its highest level in several years, leaving everyone at varying levels of “hectic.”

Product Spotlight
AA5450 Series Window from Kawneer

Kawneer Co. introduced its new AA5450 Series Window. Now available in a horizontal sliding configuration, the new window completes the family of OptiQ Ultra Thermal Windows. The AA5450 Series Window is the outcome of a lasting partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Kawneer reports. Designed to accommodate the increasing demand for high performing building products and solutions, the thermal performance of the AA5450 Series Window meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for the Architectural Window performance class.

Great Glazing
JBGS Showroom, Merchandise Mart

Contract glazier: Thorne Associates
Designer, and glass and hardware supplier: Joel Berman Glass Studios

For the Joel Berman Glass Studios Showroom, Merchandise Mart in Chicago, company officials wanted to create and provide an environment entertaining to a showroom visitor while demonstrating the effects of the glass. Specifically, company officials wanted to demonstrate the possibilities of three-dimensional glass. Read more...

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