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July 7, 2015
From Glass Magazine
2015 Glass Magazine Award Winners Announced

Glass Magazine has announced the winners of the 2015 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer.

At AAMA Conference, Discussions of a New Definition of Green Building
Building and product performance took center stage at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference, held last week in Seattle. Discussions and presentations looked at the trend in the building industry to widen the definition of “high-performance” to include factors beyond energy and thermal efficiency.

Industry news
C.R. Laurence Completes Expansion of U.S. Aluminum's Texas Headquarters
Apogee Reports Strong FY2016 Q1 Revenue, Earnings Growth
New U.S.-based Investor Backs Sika in Saint-Gobain Deal
People news
National Fenestration Rating Council Announces Exit of CEO
Dip-Tech Welcomes New CEO Alon Lumbroso
Glass Industry Rep Pat McIntosh Passes Away
Industry Veteran Bill Birch Passes Away
Goodman Joins AGC Glass Architectural Team
Erdman Automation Adds Mike Kautz to Sales Team
Product Spotlight
SAFTI First SuperLite II-XL 45

The Best Clear Solution for 45-minute Applications
SuperLite II-XL 45 is the clearest and most affordable product for all 45 minute doors, windows, aluminum and hollow metal applications. Proudly USA-made, SuperLite II-XL 45 meets CPSC Cat. II safety and the hose stream test, provides radiant heat protection, has the largest clear view areas, and does not have the amber tints typically seen in more expensive, foreign-made filmed and laminated ceramics used in the same application.

Labor Shortage: Proper Training Needed Now More Than Ever
By Angela Dickson

The construction industry is facing a labor shortage that is expected to only worsen as skilled professionals retire and take their knowledge bases with them. As the labor force continues to dwindle, companies may need to re-think their training budgets.

From the Fabricator: A Week of Ups, Downs, and All Arounds
By Max Perilstein

A bit of an odd week as a couple emotional things occurred: Long-time industry rep Pat McIntosh passed away, and Jim Benney stepped down as CEO of the NFRC. I am a bit taken aback on both fronts.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: St. Charles Cancer Center

Contract glazier: Bend Commercial Glass
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries Corp.
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal supplier: Kawneer Co.

Oriented toward the southwest, the new 16,000-square-foot St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend, Oregon, is positioned to capitalize on breathtaking views of the mountains. Natural light pours into a glazed, two-story lobby, as well as the floor-to-ceiling windows on the perimeter. On the second floor, the infusion clinic is a spacious, open-plan room with high ceilings and clear views of the mountains. Read more...

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