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October 22, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Well-maintained and Profitable: Increasing productivity and profitability with preventive machine maintenance

Glass fabricators want one thing when it comes to their machinery: no down time. Because fabricators want uninterrupted productivity, regular machinery maintenance that guarantees down time is often neglected. But, 20 minutes of down time for preventive maintenance creates a more productive and profitable plant, while 3-5 days of down time to fix a broken machine is catastrophic, sources say.

Industry News
Saint-Gobain Opens North American Corporate Headquarters
Crystal Windows Unveils Plans for New Pennsylvania Facility
AGNORA Installs Digital Printer for Oversized Glass
AAMA Keynote Speaker Addresses the Impact of Demographics
People News
Callahan Appointed NFRC’s Chief Executive Officer
Quanex Names John Ryba Technical Service Manager
View Appoints Thomas Leppert to Board of Directors
AAMA Announces New Regulatory Affairs Manager Diana Hanson
Product Spotlight
Stair Treads and Flooring from Dependable Glass

Dependable Glass Works’ stair treads and flooring are ideal for both commercial and residential construction. Our glass stair treads and floors are engineered for safety and durability, adding structural soundness to any look. The glass is constructed of many layers and fabricated with an anti-slip surface. Dependable Glass Works fabrication provides our clients with 100s of design options including color and texture options to match any designer look.

Lemonade versus Lemons
By Bill Evans

Recently, our company had a truck stolen. We chose to take positive action to counteract a negative situation, and these actions created a buzz about our company.

From the Fabricator: Watching for What's Next
By Max Perilstein

The scuttlebutt continues to grow regarding newer foreign players coming to the United States to set up fabrication plants. These rumors started a year ago during glasstec and have gained more ground throughout the year.

Great Glazing
Tyson's Corner Center

Curtain wall designer, installer: 
Novum Structures
Glass fabricator: Viracon

A new structural glass curtain wall flanks the Tyson's Corner Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Because of the relatively high flexibility associated with cable walls, standard engineering practice in the industry is to use a vertical column support at the right angle corner to increase stillness and avoid glass-to-glass collisions. However, on this project, the design architect insisted on removing the vertical column and replacing it with another cable in order to enhance transparency at the corner. Read more...




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