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July 21, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Anticipate. Plan. Profit.

To capitalize on growth, companies should consider investing in new tools and equipment, fostering and maintaining partnerships with their suppliers and customers, and gaining the knowledge and tools to maximize profits in the changing market. The industry will have the opportunity to do all three during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, Sept. 16-18 in Atlanta.

Industry news
Aldora Expands Charleston Location with New Machinery
DFI Restructures as Global Growth Accelerates
Smart Windows Market to Reach $760 Million by 2020
Haberer to Discuss IG and Altitude at IGMA Fall Technical Conference
People news
Saand Vice President and Co-founder Hilton Berger to Retire
McGarry Elected PPG President and CEO; Bunch Named Executive Chairman
Kolbe National Sales Manager Cary Bell Passes Away
Joe Hums Joins Sturtz as Regional Sales Manager
Faour Glass Names Yaritza Del Valle Account Manager for Southeast Florida
Product Spotlight
DigitalDistinctions by Viracon

DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon combines the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility of digital printing into one proven solution for all glass-printing applications. DigitalDistinctions™ removes the limitations of screen-printing and prints a vast number of colors on glass with complete predictability, repeatability and ceramic ink durability. Plus, you’ll enjoy the benefits of greater UV resistance, transparency, and scratch resistance, while applying Viracon’s solar control coatings directly over the digital image. A stunning technology that’s beautiful and functional.
How can you make your community a better place?
By Bill Evans

Edmond Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing.” What are the needs in your community that are not being met? What opportunities exist in your neighborhood for you to help somebody? And how can you leave your community a better place?

From the Fabricator: NFRC in the News... Again
By Max Perilstein

The National Fenestration Rating Council announced last week it was renewing its commitment to the commercial fenestration industry with a certified rating system. But will it be a rating system that will work for the industry? The industry needs a quality rating system that is logical and provides the results and details that everyone involved depends on.

Great Glazing
High-performance Glass at Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries Corp.
Glass fabricator: Prelco
Contract glazier: Flynn Canada Ltd.

Architects for the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto sought to create a striking decorative glass façade that also met stringent energy-efficiency requirements. To balance both goals, designers from Snohetta and Zeidler Partnership Architects combined high-performance glass with digital printing. Read more...


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