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February 3, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Growing Pains

The North American glass industry—first mired in the Recession and then in the construction market’s unsteady, sluggish recovery—is at last headed for a year of significant growth. U.S. employment has rebounded, confidence is high, and commercial construction is headed for double-digit growth, according to forecasts. However, as glass companies prepare for the busiest year since before the Recession, they face the pressures of increased demand in a much-changed industry.

Industry news
Sika Continues to Resist Saint-Gobain Takeover
Quanex Appoints Tony Thiret to Territory Sales Manager
Steven Acker Joins Alumil N.A. as Director of Business Development, North America
Heartland Glass Names Ryan Torgerson General Manager
PPG Releases Weather Resistant Design Video
Four More Wausau Associates Earn NFRC ACE Certification
Product Spotlight
Energy Select 20 Tinted Options from AGC

AGC Glass Company North America now offers Energy Select 20 low-emissivity triple silver coating for use with three of its most popular tinted substrates: Pure Bronze, Pure Grey and Meadow Green. Energy Select 20 provides maximum solar control, AGC officials report, offering a solar heat gain coefficient as low as .20 and light-to-solar gain ratios ranging from 1.58 to 2.02, depending on the selected tinted substrate. The new range of Energy Select 20 tinted low-E options and AGC's triple silver Energy Select 28 offer the combined benefits of maximum solar control and high visible light transmittance--designed for commercial buildings where cooling costs are of primary concern, and the energy code requirements are more focused on the SHGC, according to AGC.

Diamonds at Your Feet
By Katy Devlin

The story of Anne-Merelie Murrell’s time in the glass industry is the stuff of movies—fitting for the CEO of the Hollywood-adjacent Giroux Glass. It all began in 1991, when Murrell was in her early 60s and purchased the Los Angeles glass company as part of a larger real estate deal. 

From the Fabricator: Much Needed Education Everywhere
By Max Perilstein

As all of us know, the glass industry is not without its troublesome areas. If asked, many people will mention education as one of them, and it’s nice to see the efforts one company is putting towards that effort.

Great Glazing
University of San Francisco John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation

Contract glazier: Alcal
Glass supplier:
Technical Glass Products

The new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation at the University of San Francisco invites students into the facility with its glossy, three-story channel glass exterior, and then flows sleekly down into the hillside where below-grade laboratories and classrooms make efficient use of space on the landlocked campus. To put science on display and create buzz within the student body, the building’s architect high-performing materials, like the vertical channel glass, to experiment with geometry, layering and lighting. The resulting space attracts students and satisfies the facility’s acoustic and thermal performance demands. Read more...

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