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February 17, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Accelerating Into 2015

The U.S. economy is strong. Total employment levels reached their pre-recession peak in May 2014; manufacturing is experiencing a resurgence, in large part due to the ‘shale gale’; and in November, U.S. consumer sentiment hit a seven-year high. Despite the widespread positive economic indicators, construction has lagged. 2015 could change that.

Industry news
C.R. Laurence Reaches Settlement with U.S. DOJ & U.S. Customs in a False Claims Act Action
Sika Shareholders Unite Against Saint-Gobain Acquisition
HHH Tempering Resources Announces Leadership Transition
Richard Richkowski Named VP of Operations at UAM
Timothy Minne Joins Joseph Machine Co.
Product Spotlight
Intercept Corner Plus from GED

The Intercept Corner Plus from GED Integrated Solutions improves the sealing process. In the updated version, the seal is moved away from the fourth corner, and the fourth corner is identical to each of the other three. With the seal off the corner, only a single swipe of final sealant is needed at the end of the production process.

Calling the Nation's Top Glaziers...
By Katy Devlin

Once again, Glass Magazine will recognize the top glaziers in the United States in its annual Top 50 Glaziers report, and it's time to nominate your company.

From the Fabricator: Seriously, this thing is real...
By Max Perilstein

So I have been banging on the “glass capacity” issue for a while now and this week I chatted with several people who are dealing with this growing problem. So as I have said before, be proactive.

Great Glazing
Louis and Peaches Owen Hospital

Contract glazier: Tyler Glass
Glass fabricator:
TriStar Glass Products
Glass manufacturer: PPG

The 154,000-square-foot Louis and Peaches Owen Hospital in Tyler, Texas, features a curved all-glass façade above the ground floors. The glass creates a vibrant blue tint that offers abundant natural light while greatly diminishing solar heat gain. The entry opens to a light-flooded, double-height lobby.

Access to natural daylight and maximizing views from within the building for patients and visitors was a key design consideration. This was balanced with the goal of creating an energy efficient building envelope, and informed the final selection of the glass for the building. Read more...

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