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November 11, 2014
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2014 Top Metal Companies

The outlook is promising for North American metal glazing product suppliers, with 85 percent of this year’s Top Metal Companies reporting sales increased in 2013 over the previous year. In addition to the Top Metal Companies list, this year’s coverage includes market statistics as well as notable projects from a selection of top metal fabricators.

 
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Industry news
Double-digit Glass Price Hikes Announced
AGC Technovation Centre Inaugurated in Belgium
Bohle AG Acquires Cutting Wheel Producer Lixon
Glass Guru Franchise Opens in Peoria, Arizona
Vitrum Management Team Unveils Plans for 2015 Trade Show
Nickel Sulphide Blamed for Breakages on Ferry Bridge Railings
Nonresidential Construction Slips 1 Percent in September
 
People news
Peter Dixen Named CEO of A+W
Gardner Glass Names Ventre as VP, Announces Additional Appointments
Ron Gerhardt Joins the McGrory Glass Entrance Division
 
Association news
AAMA to Release Certification Procedural Guide
 
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Glass Highlights the Nation's Capital
By Bethany Stough

Last year, I made the mistake of asking my seven-year-old nephew to think about the tall buildings in a big city as a visual for architectural glass (so he could understand what “my” magazine is about). As a lifetime resident of northern Virginia, his nearest big city is Washington, D.C.

From the Fabricator: 2015 Forecasts Looking Strong
By Max Perilstein
The first major 2015 forecast was released last week and it was chock full of positive news. According to the Dodge Data & Analytics report, commercial building will be up 15 percent next year. In addition, the forecast predicted some nice gains for the institutional and public works segments.
Product Spotlight
Intermac Vertmax CNC

Watch a video featuring Carey Brayer, vice president of sales for Intermac USA, demonstrating the company's Vertmax CNC machine.

Great Glazing
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Glazing contractor: Tidewater Glazing
Glass fabricators: Hartung Glass Industries; Moon Shadow Glass Inc.; Glass Strategies Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG

Unlike other national memorials, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will pay tribute to disabled veterans both living and deceased across all conflicts throughout the nation’s history. The design of the Memorial envisions a hallowed place amid the bustle of the surrounding Washington streets. One of the most challenging aspects of the Memorial was the preparation of the 48 laminated glass panels that display the soldiers' stories through quotations and photographs. These etched glass panels form the heart of this living monument. Read more...

 
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