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January 6, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Safe Transport

Cutting corners when transporting glass from the shop to the job site can be costly. Glass breakage hits the bottom line, and accidents can cause injuries, lost time, and in the worst cases, fatalities. However, investments in appropriate transportation equipment and necessary personal protective gear, paired with the institution of maintenance and safety protocols, pay off in the long term, sources say.

Industry news
AGC Sells U.S. Commercial Fabrication Division; Restructures to Focus on Glassmaking and Coatings
Sika Family Files Suit to Push Deal with Saint-Gobain
Glass Suppliers Decrease Surcharges
Companies Face New OSHA Reporting Requirements
Apogee Reports Significant Fiscal 2015 Q3 Sales
People news
Giroux Glass Names Nataline Lomedico CEO
Sika Corp. Announces Promotions in Aftermarket Sales
Tubelite's Tim Doughty Expands Territory
Product Spotlight
Royal Building Products Commercially Rated Doors and Windows

John Vukanovich, director of marketing for Royal Building Products, shares attributes of the company's new Orchestra Patio Door and Altitude commercial window during GlassBuild America 2014.

Manufacturers Address the Worldwide Glass Shortage in 1920
By Katy Devlin

In recent months, companies across the supply chain have expressed increasing concern over capacity constraints facing the global glass industry. Sources say this pinch in supply has happened before. When? And what did it look like for the U.S. glass industry?

From the Fabricator: The Deal is Done--Finally
By Max Perilstein
2015 is off and running. But before the calendar turned, the deal that I hinted at finally came to life. The purchase of the AGC fabrication locations in the United States by Trulite is a big deal, because whenever you have one large operation buying another there’s going to be disruption in the marketplace.
Great Glazing
The Topfer Theatre at ZACH

Contract glazier: Florida Glass of Tampa Bay Inc.
Glass fabricator: Bendheim Wall Systems

The new Topfer Theatre in Austin, Texas, is the latest addition to ZACH Theatre, the oldest continuously operating theatre in Texas and one of 10 original resident theatre companies in America. The Topfer Theatre is LEED Silver-certified thanks, in part, to its high-performance channel glass envelope, and is a winner of 2014 AIA Austin Design Award for commercial new construction. Read more...

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