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April 28, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Uncommon Hiring

Since Glass Magazine started reporting on the glass industry labor shortage in mid-2013, the issue has changed from a concern over finding qualified glaziers to an industry-wide need for good workers. But what hasn't changed is the common complaint regarding the current labor pool: underqualified and uninterested. To combat the growing labor shortage, numerous glass industry companies have implemented innovative hiring strategies in the last few years.

Industry news
Graham Completes Strategic Acquisition Plan with Continental Glass Systems
Pleotint Announces Distribution Partnership with Tam Skylights
Guardian Industries Expands Its Science and Technology Center
Net Sales Up 28 Percent for Glaston in First Quarter
Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Heads to Maryland This Week
People news
Industry Veteran Tim Harris Passes Away Following Work-Related Accident
HMI Cardinal Announces Executive Level Organizational Changes
Dino Zandonella Necca Named President of Vitrum
Product Spotlight
The Entice Series from C.R. Laurence

C.R. Laurence Co. developed the Entice Series, a new precision engineered all-glass entrance system. The Entice Series retains the appearance of heavy glass storefronts with minimal vertical lines and the ability to support door handle hardware on 1-inch insulating glass panels via specialized thru-glass fittings. It's classified as AAMA 101 LC-PG25-SHD and meets ASHRAE 90.1 air Infiltration and thermal performance standards, providing dynamic air and water infiltration management.

Defining Moments
By Bill Evans 

I am a member of a group that discusses our "Defining Moments," each with a different definition of what they are. When we recognize a “Defining Moment,” that recognition influences how we think about the event and what we do with it.

From the Fabricator: 2015 Cruising Along
By Max Perilstein

Of the stories I have been monitoring, the capacity tightening of glass continues to be the most interesting. The one cool thing? The fact that so many fabricators and glaziers have increased their communication game.

Great Glazing
Florida Polytechnic University Innovation, Science and Technology Building

Glazing contractor: BCIndustries Inc.
Window wall manufacturer: Sun Metals Systems
Glass manufacturer: TecnoGlass
Metal systems manufacturer: MG McGrath
Skylight manufacturer: AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing

Florida Polytechnic University recently opened the Innovation, Science and Technology Building, a 160,000-square-foot structure completed on-time within a strict $60 million budget. The center of the campus, the new building features a contoured shape, with the help of a cold-formed window wall system. The building also features a variety of bent glass and metal to accent its overall look. Read more...



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