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October 14, 2014
From Glass Magazine
State of the Industry

The glass industry faces notable challenges and opportunities as the construction economy continues to improve. The industry emerging from the downturn is a different industry, sources say, as companies that survived did so by adapting and changing.

Industry news
Oldcastle BE Announces Price Increase on Aluminum Products
Five Plead Guilty to Smuggling Aluminum Extrusions
UK Glassmaker Seaglaze Invests $1.6m in New Norfolk Plant
Midwest Wholesale Hardware Unveils New Branding
Dodge Momentum Index Falls Slightly in September
People news
Coastal Shower Doors Expands into European Market with New European Operations Manager
Glaston Corp. Announces Nomination Board Members
Project news
Glass Floor Opens at Eiffel Tower
Double Duty Design: Windows in Healthcare
By Katy Devlin

Architects for hospital and healthcare projects want more from their windows—more windows in larger sizes; windows that offer ever-better energy performance; windows that resist mold; and, of course, windows that are aesthetically pleasing.

From the Fabricator: Geeking Out Over Energy Efficiency
By Max Perilstein

As most of you know I am a geek when it comes to energy efficiency and the products in our industry that can improve that process. We have a ton of innovation in the pipelines and ready to come. Where we are going is truly something to behold.

Product Spotlight
SuperLite III-XL Multi-laminate from Safti First

New to Safti First's SuperLite family of fire-rated glazing, SuperLite III-XL Fire Resistive Multi-laminate has been successfully tested by Underwriters Laboratory for both 60 and 120 minutes in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E-119 and UL 263 with hose stream.

Great Glazing
Quality 10 GDX Theater

Contract glazier: Calvin & Co.
Glass manufacturer:
PPG Industries
Glass fabricator:
Thompson I.G.
Interlayer manufacturer:
Metal framing system manufacturer: Tubelite Inc.

The new Quality 10 GDX Theater in Saginaw, Michigan, features more than high-tech sound systems and wall-to-wall-screens; it also features the latest in dynamic glass technology. Looking to reduce sunlight, glare and heat during the day, and allow for maximum visibility at night, Goodrich Quality Theaters selected self-tinting dynamic glass for its state-of-the-art cinema. Read more...

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