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December 16, 2014
From Glass Magazine
The Year in Review: Top News from 2014

As the construction economy continued to ramp up in 2014, the industry’s top headlines included news of company expansions and reopened facilities, high-profile mergers and acquisitions, and material price increases. To close out 2014, Glass Magazine once again presents a compilation of the most-clicked news stories of 2014.

Industry news
Saint-Gobain Acquires Controlling Stake in Sika; Sika Management Threatens to Resign over Deal
Global Flat Glass Demand to Increase 8.6 percent Annually through 2018
NFRC Approves Suntuitive Interlayer for Certified Products
People news
C.R. Laurence Announces Appointment of David Chatburn as U.S. Aluminum Outside Sales Representative
Quality Metalcrafts Appoints G. Bowie and Associates as Architectural Reps
Tubelite Hires Bowie and Ulrich as Client Development Managers
Custom Glass Products Founder Victor Reeder Passes Away
Why Fire-rated Assemblies Matter
By Tim Nass

A fire on Dec. 8 destroyed the DaVinci Apartment Complex property in downtown Los Angeles, and caused damage to nearby buildings due to radiant energy generated by the fire.

From the Fabricator: Wrapping up 2014
By Max Perilstein
With this being my last “scheduled” blog of the year, it’s a great opportunity to look back at 2014 and review our world. The big take away for me is that this is the year the industry came back.
Product Spotlight
C.R. Laurence/U.S. Aluminum Storefronts Online Software

Paul Daniels, vice president of sales for C.R. Laurence/U.S. Aluminum, demonstrates the features and capabilities of the company's new Storefronts Online Software at GlassBuild America 2014.

Great Glazing
Chelsea Hotel Renovation

Fenestration contractor: Westside Windows
Window manufacturer:
Crystal Window & Door Systems
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

Historic renovations of the iconic Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan have been underway since 2011. Built between 1883 and 1885, the 12-story red brick Chelsea Hotel has been a mecca for famous artists, writers, musicians and other cultural figures for more than 125 years. It is designated a New York City landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. As part of the renovation, most recently the hotel received 400 replacement double-hung and picture windows. Read more...
Sponsored by: Safti First


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