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September 8, 2015
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GlassBuild America 2015 Product Preview

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. The following represents an advance look at the glass, metal and related products—many newly released—to be displayed on the show floor.

Smart Hardware
Building occupants and owners increasingly seek technological solutions for their homes and offices—everything from automatic thermostat controls that can be accessed through smart phones, to whole building integration and monitoring solutions. Smart hardware solutions for doors and windows are an important segment of this trend, sources say.

 
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Industry news
Binswanger Glass Acquires Glazing Contractor Signature Glass
 
Swiss Federal Administrative Court Rules in Favor of Saint-Gobain in Sika Takeover Bid
 
SAF West Opens Oregon Sales Office, Promotes Stauffer
 
Express Learning Preview: J.E. Berkowitz, Glass Doctor, Glass Magazine
 
 
People news
Manufacturers' Rep Dave Helterbran Passes Away
 
Wausau Names Jason Green as Architectural Sales Representative
 
Pat Daniels Joins Tubelite as Southeastern Regional Sales Manager
 
Linetec Hires Thomas Hogg as Southwest Territory Sales Manager
 
Bendheim Welcomes Fourth Generation to Family Glass Business
 
Glass-wrap Appoints Mario Luettecke as New CEO
 
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Product Spotlight
Erdman Automation

The Erdman® Structural/Cap Bead Semi-Automated Sealant Applicator for Commercial Glass is joy stick controlled by your operator offering greater accuracy of the sealant application due to increased visibility provided by the cameras and monitors. This feature works especially well for larger curtain wall and multi-light panels. This machine has the ability to apply either the structural sealant or the cap bead. Consolidated into one streamlined system, the switch between applications requires minimal fuss, reducing waste in time, floor space and resources.

 
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How Do You Keep Your Employees Safe?
By Katy Devlin

In recent visits to glass and glazing companies of all shapes and sizes, I have asked company leaders to describe their training programs. I was surprised of the wealth of information about how glass companies are keeping their workers safe through training and with detailed safety policies.

From the Fabricator: Rest in Peace Dave Helterbran
By Max Perilstein

The term “Class Act” is probably now overused. But today I am going to use it as a tribute to a man who truly deserves that moniker: long-time industry manufacturers' rep Dave Helterbran, who passed away last week. Dave was a true class act.

Great Glazing
Audi Hoffman Estates Dealership

Contract glazier: Northern Glass Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Entrance systems supplier: Tubelite Inc.
Entrance systems finisher: Linetec

Audi Hoffman Estates dealership in Illinois features a glass and metal storefront system to reflect the efficiency, performance, luxury and environmental themes of its vehicles. The new $9 million, 47,000-square-foot facility is one of the first in the Midwest to feature a square, metal-clad “terminal” prototype design by Munich-based Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten. Read more...

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