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October 6, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Three Common Mistakes to Avoid When Working at Height

The number one rule to increase productivity when working at height is to keep glaziers in place and actively working until the job is done. This may seem obvious, but crews break this rule all the time. In general, there are three common mistakes contractors make that break this rule and stall productivity.

Vitrum 2015 Opens in Milan

Glass equipment and machinery suppliers from around the world will gather to display their latest technologies and innovations in Milan, Italy, this week for Vitrum 2015, the 19th Biennial International Exhibition of Machinery, Equipment and Special Products for Flat and Hollow Glass Processing. The show begins today and runs through Friday.

Industry News
LaCantina Doors Bought by Jeld-Wen
Guardian to Cut Air Pollution at Plants in Seven States
Truck Stolen from Evans Glass in Nashville
People news
Varevice Named National Sales Manager at Graham Curtain Wall Solutions
SAF Promotes Matt Welker to Account Manager
Garrett Stone Named NFRC's 2015 Dariush Arasteh Member of the Year
Product Spotlight Video
Guardian Spandrel HT

Watch Guardian’s Chris Dolan introduce the company’s new Spandrel HT product, which comes pre-painted in black, white and warm grey. Customers can cut the glass, temper it, and fabricate it into an IG unit, or use it monolithically in a spandrel application. The product complements vision coated glass, creating a uniform, consistent appearance from vision to spandrel. 

Stepping into the Stair Market
By Katy Devlin

Last week, I attended a Regional Workshop for the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association at one of the Los Angeles manufacturing facilities for C.R. Laurence Co., where I learned that perhaps it’s time for more glass companies to expand their scope into stairs.

From the Fabricator: Positive Forecasts Continue
By Max Perilstein

I listened in on a construction forecast webinar this week, and it was positive for the non-residential market for 2016. The interesting part was when the analyst reviewed material costs; when he got to flat glass he said something along the lines of “Usually flat glass costing is like its name… flat, but lately we’re seeing a rise.”

Great Glazing
Sacred Heart Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts

Glass manufacturer:
Bendheim Wall Systems

Glazier: J & G Glass Co, Inc.

Sacred Heart University’s 5,000-square-foot, 776-seat Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts recently received a $4-million makeover, which includes the addition of a large Art & Design Gallery for student and faculty artwork that doubles as a reception area. The facility is full of windows and is walled with panels of channel glass to create a feeling of openness and natural light. Read more...

Photo courtesy of Spagnolo, Gisness & Associates Inc. and Sacred Heart University.



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