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June 2, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Factory Ergonomics

Whether it’s by lifting, pulling, pushing or bending, anyone working to fabricate glass and metal is required to physically interact with product on a daily basis. These repetitive physical demands can be harmful to workers’ health, and can negatively affect production efficiency and profits.


Industry news
Heritage Glass Temporarily Suspends Operations
Vistamatic Launches VistaGlass Direct Division
CPSC Proposes Rule Change for Safety Glazing Test Requirements
IGMA Releases Vacuum Insulating Glass Technical Bulletin
People News
Johnny Aaron of ACE Glass Passes Away
Heartland Glass Names Garrity Gerber Sales Manager
Steve Schwartz, Owner of Quality Enclosures, Named Entrepreneur of the Year
Product Spotlight
Technical Glass Products

Pilkington Pyrostop® is a fire-rated and impact-safety-rated glazing material that blocks radiant and conductive heat for up to two hours. The UL-classified product is fire-tested as a wall assembly, allowing unrestricted amounts of glazing in fire separations. See how the design team for the Johnson & Wales University Center for Physician Assistant Studies renovation combined it with narrow-profile Fireframes® Aluminum Series fire-rated frames to achieve critical transparency without compromising safety or aesthetics.

Saint-Gobain Celebrates 350 Years by Looking to the Future
By Katy Devlin

“Saint-Gobain is a 350-year-old company that is more focused on the future than the past,” said Pierre-André de Chalendar, Saint-Gobain chairman and CEO, during a June 1 press conference for the company’s 350th anniversary exhibition in Philadelphia.

From the Fabricator: No Worry On Decline... Yet
By Max Perilstein

Is there cause for concern after the latest Architectural Billings Index fell again this past month? The headlines surely give you pause, but when you dig into the report, it does not look as negative as you may think.

Great Glazing
Aspen Art Museum monumental sliding doors

Glazing contractor, curtain wall fabricator: Harmon Inc., Denver office
Glass manufacturers: PPG (Starphire); Pilkington NA (Energy Advantage Optiwhite); Saint-Gobain (Planitherm)
Sliding door manufacturer: Panda Windows & Doors
Finisher (curtain wall, window, sliding door and skylight systems): Linetec
Finish supplier (curtain wall, window, sliding door and skylight systems): The Valspar Corp.

Aspen Art Museum in downtown Aspen, Colorado, the first permanent U.S. museum designed by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, mimics the art of skiing—you go up before you come down. Read more...



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