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September 29, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Vitrum 2015: An Industry Advancing

To compete in the current construction market, flat glass processors need machinery and equipment that offer speed, accuracy, durability and usability. Equipment, machinery and software suppliers have responded, with the most cutting-edge, technologically advanced glass processing solutions that meet fabricators' expanding needs. These solutions will be on display at Vitrum 2015.

Business news
PPG Lifts Fresno Glass Manufacturing Force Majeure, Announces $20 Million in Upgrades
Alcoa to Split into Two Standalone Public Companies
Wensheng Glass Appoints Direct 2 Contractors as Online Distributor in U.S.
Industry news
Demand Stresses Glass Supply
New Construction Starts Down in August, Up for the Year
AAMA Granted ANSI Accreditation in Accordance with ISO/IEC 17065
People news
Cathleen Spayde Appointed Senior Marketing Coordinator for Sika Industry and Automotive
Southeastern Aluminum's John Richardson Wright Passes Away
Project News
China Opens 600-Feet-High Glass-Bottomed Bridge
Product Spotlight
EXCLUSIVE: Latest News and Product Trends from GlassBuild America 2015

A look at the latest news and product trends in the glass and glazing industry from the floor of GlassBuild America 2015, featuring: C.R. Laurence Co., Glasstech; PPG Industries; SAGE Electrochromics; Tecnoglass, Walker Glass.

GlassBuild America: Through the eyes of a glass pro
By Craig Steele

At the 2015 GlassBuild America, I saw an industry moving forward by marrying technology and design. Exhibitors were also focused on addressing one of the major challenges facing our industry: the labor shortage.

From the Fabricator: Beware of the Misleading Headline
By Max Perilstein

When I saw a headline on that said "Architects Billings in August Signal Construction Slump," I knew to take it with a massive grain of salt. While the Architectural Billings Index slipped in its main metric during the month, the situation is still nowhere near a "slump."

Great Glazing
Pavilion on the Lake

Dynamic glass supplier: 
Sage Electrochromics
Metal systems supplier: CMI Architectural

The 8,000-square-foot Pavilion on the Lake facility in Tavares, Florida, features a south-facing, two-story curtain wall of glass, providing a visually dramatic backdrop to a winding staircase that serves as the centerpiece for wedding ceremonies, presentations and other celebrations. Building management recently installed dynamic glass on three sides of the facility to create waterfront views that impress guests regardless of harsh sun conditions, and to reduce energy costs. Read more...


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