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July 28, 2015
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Go Decorative

For many successful glass businesses, decorative glass can provide new opportunities and growth potential. While more traditional glass products such as shower doors, mirrors and fabricated glass are now almost commodity products, glass companies can find opportunity to create added-value products through decoration.

 
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Industry news
UL Announces New Testing and Certification Services for the Building Envelope
 
HHH Tempering Named Official NorthGlass Product Distributor
 
European Commission Pushes Forward Sika Sale; Shareholder Meeting Stalls It
 
Architecture Billings Index Hits Highest Mark Since 2007
 
June Construction Starts Retreat 15 Percent
 
 
People news
Kawneer Names Colin Brosmer Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Development
 
Joseph Chang Named Vice President of Manufacturing for Crystal Windows
 
SC Railing Welcomes Doug Zacharias of All Wall Solutions as Sales Rep
 
Product Spotlight
Taper-Loc X1 Glass Railing System from C.R. Laurence

Taper-Loc X1 Glass Railing System for laminated glass, and the new 9B Base Shoe from C.R. Laurence are specifically designed to meet the new IBC 2015 code changes for glass guardrails, and receive International Code Council-ES approval. The 9B shoe is 30 percent lighter than traditional base shoes while retaining the industry standard profile and exceeding code requirements, CRL officials report. The Taper-Loc’s reinforced polycarbonate isolator and dry glaze system work together for faster installation. Designed for interior or exterior applications, the system’s tapers can be installed, removed, and reinstalled as often as needed.

 
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glassblog
Just Another Day at the Office
By Bethany Stough

Big surprise: I work sitting at a desk for eight hours a day. It's tough to sneak fitness into the workday, and really easy to ignore the need for it during the available morning and evening hours. But, AGNORA owner Richard Wilson has made fitness a company priority, and it's paying off.

From the Fabricator: This 'n' That
By Max Perilstein

Every once in a while a bunch of subjects come up that interest me, and I think would interest all of you. So in no particular order, here’s a batch from this week that may get you going.

Great Glazing
10 Hammersmith Grove


Contract glazier, glass fabricator and metal framing systems supplier:
Gartner

Located adjacent to Hammersmith Underground Station in West London, the 44-meter high 10 Hammersmith Grove houses restaurants and an office entrance on the ground floor, with offices on the upper eight floors, all housed within a triple-glazed glass and aluminum facade. Read more...

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