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August 4, 2015
From Glass Magazine
GlassBuild America 2015

GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 340 exhibitors, including more than 120 from outside the United States, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Sept. 16-18. Take an advance look at the glass, metal and related products—many newly released—to be displayed on the show floor.

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Industry news
Saint-Gobain's Sales Increase in First Half of 2015; Glass Segment Drives Growth
Pleotint Joins Distribution Partnership with South Korea-based Jasan Glass
Winco Window Company Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation
AAMA Releases Updated Methods of Test for Exterior Walls
June Construction Spending Up 12 Percent Year-over-year
People news
Western Window Systems Announces Management Changes, PWP Growth Equity Investment
Graham Architectural Products Promotes Two, Adds Two
The Wagner Cos. Hires Greg Steffen as Architectural Railing Project Manager
Product Spotlight
Neopariés Crystallized Glass Ceramic from Technical Glass Products a Sleek Alternative to Stone
Neopariés crystallized glass ceramic is an ideal alternative to stone for interior and exterior walls, flooring, and counter or table tops. It is available in large, flat or curved panels for columns and flowing wall designs, and features a bright, smooth surface. The crystallized glass ceramic is lighter and stronger than granite and more resistant to scratching and abrasion than marble, making it suitable for commercial applications where staining, pollution or graffiti is a concern. 
Fired Up: Is Glass in a Crisis?
By Jeff Razwick

Some mainstream media say architecture is in a crisis. They claim today’s buildings are irrelevant, boring and maybe even “too architectural.” So, is architecture, and the glass in it, really in a crisis?

From the Fabricator: A new option to consider
By Max Perilstein

Underwriters Laboratory is getting involved in testing and certifying the building envelope. This is pretty significant news as having them a part of this industry will surely make some waves—positive or negative.

Great Glazing
1K Fulton interior glass panels

Contract glazier: Glass Solutions Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Skyline Design

1K Fulton, a former 1920's-era cold storage facility in Chicago’s West Loop, recently transformed into a cutting edge LEED Gold certified building offering 550,000 square feet of office and retail space. The building’s interior uses printed and backlit glass panels depicting photos from the original refrigerated interiors to convey an important piece of the building’s storied past.  Read more...

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