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March 10, 2015
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Apogee CEO Offers Optimistic Forecast and Industry Insights

Joe Puishys, CEO of Apogee Enterprises, spoke to a crowd of about 400 yesterday morning at the BEC Conference in Las Vegas. In 2011, Puishys joined Apogee, parent of companies including Viracon and Harmon, after three decades of work in manufacturing, though never in the glass industry. During the conference, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Puishys offered insights as a newcomer to the industry, in addition to a forecast for the glass business in the next three to five years.

 
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Industry news
Swiss Regulatorís Decision Favors Saint-Gobain in Sika Bid
 
PPG to Close Burlington, Iowa, Plant
 
AGC Launches Energy Select 31
 
AAMA Releases Updated Sound Control Document
 
29,000 Construction Jobs Added in February
 
 
People news
Jacob Bergstresser Promoted to Spider's Chicago Sales Manager
 
Sharon Hart Joins Main Tape Inside Sales Team
 
Product Spotlight
LiteSentry Glass Inspection Equipment

Eric Hegstrom displays LiteSentry's glass inspection equipment, explaining the more modern capabilities of tempered glass inspection.

 
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The Amazing Evolution of Glass at Apple
By Katy Devlin

When James O'Callaghan presented the first design ideas to Steve Jobs for the Apple flagship store in SoHo, New York City, it featured all-glass stair treads paired with a metal rail system. Jobs responded, “I think you should make it all out of glass.” And thus began Apple’s iconic and increasingly innovative structural glass stairs and storefronts.

From the Fabricator: BEC 2015 Recap
By Max Perilstein

This year for the first time in a while, the Glass Association of North America's BEC Conference was combined with GANA’s Annual Conference. When you get a couple hundred companies in a small space together, along with some of the great technical minds in our industry, news is made and networking happens.

Great Glazing
Dineen Hall

Contract glazier: Ajay Glass
Glass fabricator:
J.E. Berkowitz
Glass manufacturers:
PPG and Guardian

The 200,000-square-foot Dineen Hall, the new home for the Syracuse University College of Law, features openness and natural light, made possible through the creative and extensive use of glass. The design team also integrated decorative glass throughout the building’s interior as a durable, maintainable and cost-effective way to allow natural light to flow between spaces. Read more...

 

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