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July 14, 2015
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Five Ways to Profit from GlassBuild America

GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will return to the Georgia World Congress Center, September 16-18, 2015, with additional profit-generating resources and opportunities for the glass and glazing, and window and door industries. Discover the top five ways your company can profit by attending this year's event.

Glass as Art
Turning an artistic vision into reality using any material is a challenge. Working with artists, and satisfying owners with one-of-a-kind works of art displayed in a technically complex, reflective material like glass takes on all new challenges. It's these challenges, however, that make the glass as art market a lucrative showcase of glass fabrication skills.

 
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Industry news
C.R. Laurence Opens U.S. Aluminum Headquarters in Waxahachie, Texas
 
Q-railing Opens Branch in Zuzwil, Switzerland
 
NFRC Renews Commitment to Commercial Product Rating Program
 
Vitrum 2015 Online Visitor Registration Now Open
 
Dodge Momentum Index Falls in June
 
 
People news
PPG Names Nathan McKenna National Architectural Manager, Southeast Region
 
Faour Glass Names Annette Nuhfer as Account Manager
 
Linetec Founder and Past President, Scott Platta, Retires
 
TigerStop Hires Director of Marketing, Simon Spykerman
 
Product Spotlight
Acid-etched glass from D.A. Glass

D.A. Glass America now produces its acid-etched glass product, OcuMatte, in the United States. Produced in a vertical position, OcuMatte can be fabricated for single- or double-sided etching, cleanly and efficiently, D.A. Glass officials report. The modification of the glass is done without the use of rollers, sandblasters or lasers, making it durable and consistent. Available in a variety of sizes, up to 96 inches by 130 inches, and thicknesses up to ¾-inch thick, OcuMatte’s opacity is adjustable depending on the desired application for the glass, according to company officials.

 
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Get Recognized for the Ideas that Make You Great
By Bethany Stough

This year, the editors at Glass Magazine have been hard at work developing practical and applicable content to help glass and glazing companies grow and profit. But we also want to showcase what companies are already doing to improve.

From the Fabricator: The Trend Continues
By Max Perilstein

Good economic news keeps coming our way. Construction spending in May broke the trillion-dollar mark. That of course was pretty much the last good month we had before the slide came. As we sit now, however, the “slide” doesn’t look apparent.

Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Santa Anita Park

Glazing contractor: Liberty Glass & Metal Inc.
Glass manufacturer: Vitro
Metal systems manufacturer: C.R. Laurence

Since 1934, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, has been a major American landmark and prominent location for horse racing. The Park has recently increased efforts to attract a new generation of fans, in part with an impressive 13-week, $15 million renovation project, complete with glass multi-panel systems and railings. Read more...

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