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December 2, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Merging Life Safety and Energy Efficiency

We are familiar with the role police and firefighters play within our communities. Police reduce crime. Firefighters put out fires. Both play a critical role in preserving the overall safety of the communities in which we live in. Many code officials view themselves as having a similar role within the communities they serve. They are the silent defenders, who strive to prevent the tragedies that would require the first responders.

Industry news
Trulite Completes Acquisition of Texas Tempered Glass
Quality Metalcrafts/Americlad Expands in Minnesota
Bonnell Aluminum to Expand Its Anodizing Capacity
ClearEdge Wholesale Glass to Expand Manufacturing in Baton Rouge
Bendheim Partners with Langle to Produce Rainscreens
ABI Slips in October
People news
Jerry Wright of AAA Glass & Mirror Passes Away
Functional Fenestration Inc. Names New President
It's Time to be Recognized, Glass Fabricators...
By Bethany Stough

For the fifth consecutive year, Glass Magazine will present the Top Glass Fabricators in its January/February 2015 issue. We want to feature the glass industry's achievements! If your company belongs on this list, submit your information today.

From the Fabricator: Industry MVP, The Runners Up
By Max Perilstein
It’s time for our annual look at who the most valuable player is in the glass and glazing industry for 2014. There are quite a few great candidates but there will be only one winner. So here goes, the runners up for the “2014 From the Fabricator Glass and Glazing MVP.”
Product Spotlight
Exterior Shutters and Shades from Rollac

Stefan Poetsch, vice president of operations for Rollac Shutters, walks us through the company's exterior window shading and security products.

Great Glazing
Fire-rated Glass Floor at Northwestern Engineering Facility

Glazing contractor: Mid-States Glass and Metal Inc.
Glass supplier: Technical Glass Products

Northwestern University’s Engineering Life Sciences infill sits five stories up, bridging two wings of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

In implementing the infill design, Flad Architects faced the challenge of ensuring adequate, balanced light in the space, given the adjacent, existing building wings. To satisfy fire and life safety codes and help illuminate the infill, the design team used a fire-rated glass floor system. Read more...

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