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April 21, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Think You Know CGH? Think Again.

If you said Consolidated Glass Holdings was an investment arm of private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners, you’d be right. If you said its leadership team consisted of newcomers to the glass industry, you’d be right. But if you said CGH is a rookie in the glass and metal fabrication world, that’s where you’d be wrong. Behind the financial backing of GMP and the leadership of CEO Paul Cody and CFO Mark Levine is a team of veteran fabricators.

Industry news
PPG Reports Record First Quarter Sales
Sisecam Reports 15 Percent Increase in Sales for 2014
Dip-Tech Opens Service Hub in Shanghai
Onyx Solar to Expand with New Facility in Avila, Spain
Sika Restricts Schenker-Winkler Holding Voting Rights During Annual Meeting
People news
Diana Bolt Perreiah Named President of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems
Tubelite Hires DSW Architectural Products to Serve Customers in New England
Haley-Greer’s Barker Elected to Serve as ASA President
Product Spotlight
Glass packaging from Glass-Wrap

Glass-wrap GmbH developed a packaging system for flat glass, Glass-wrap, as an alternative to the traditional, complex and expensive form of glass handling and transport, company officials report. Reusable Glass-wrap packaging is made from expanded polypropylene. Glasswrap is designed to transport full loads or single glass sheets as regular cargo in a fast, flexible and cost efficient way.

Should You Be the 'Leader of the Pack?'
By Carl Tompkins 

Product innovation can create increasing sales at a high profit margin. However, the challenges associated with being the “leader of the pack” in terms of innovation may not be worth pursuing for every company.

From the Fabricator: Green Building Still Growing
By Max Perilstein

The “green” building process is a favorite subject of mine. That effort still has tons of growing to do, especially in North America. But when I saw a recent report on the world’s twelve “greenest” buildings, it was exciting to see our continent well represented.

Great Glazing
Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University

Glazing contractor: W&W Glass 
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Unitized curtain wall: YKK AP America Inc.
Curtain wall engineer and fabricator: Erie AP

The façade of Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, the new home to Cornell University’s Computing Science and Information Science departments, features a custom unitized glass curtain wall system wrapped in perforated stainless steel panels that weave across the exterior. Read more...


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