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January 27, 2015
From Glass Magazine
No Job Out of Reach

As the applications, sizes and shapes for glass lites and systems continue to expand into new frontiers, glaziers will need bigger, more flexible and safer means for working at height. While traditional tools such as ladders, scaffolding, and suspended platforms are still widely used, glaziers are increasingly taking advantage of the versatility, simplicity and safety of aerial work platforms.

Industry news
Graham Architectural Products to Acquire Stake in Continental Glass Systems
Binswanger Glass Acquires GlassWorks LLC
Saint-Gobain Hits Another Roadblock in Bid for Control of Sika
Trulite to Close Hebron, Ohio, Plant
Guardian Fined for Air Quality Violations at Floreffe Plant
Nonresidential Construction Down in December, Up for the Year
People news
Quanex Names Lance Lunde Territory Sales Manager
Aaron Johns Joins Clover Architectural Products
GAP Names New Sales Rep and Project Manager
Product Spotlight
Guardian Glass Visualizer

During GlassBuild America, Guardian's Steve Thomas shows how customers can customize a glass composition and visualize the rendering using the company's Glass Visualizer software.

Making Locals and Location Part of Design
By Bethany Stough

Officials from two American cities—Boston and Orlando—recently encouraged developers to propose more thoughtful designs and iconic looks for newly constructed downtown buildings. However, do these complex, out-of-the-box structures serve the location and its residents?

From the Fabricator: Positive Indicators Continue
By Max Perilstein

We are very early into the New Year, but the economic indicators and predictions are all quite bullish. So while we have legitimate concerns on supply and transport, at least for the near future the business climate is still looking to be very ripe.

Great Glazing
Glass Railing at Levi's Stadium

Installer: Danny's Construction Co.
Glass manufacturer:
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Railing systems designer/manufacturer: SC Railing Co.

Future home of the 2016 Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium features nearly 45,000 feet of railing, including a custom rolled glass & handrail at the hall-of-fame grand stair, glass and stainless steel LED rails going up each of the stadium’s monumental stairs and approximately 1,500 feet of USB-connected stainless steel and glass drinkshelf encircling both the upper and lower concourses. Read more...

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