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November 3, 2015
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Continued Profitability in 'Going Decorative'


The glass industry has undergone a decorative revolution in the last decade, with more and more glass companies offering a widening range of decorative glass products—from digitally printed to acid-etched, and specialty laminated to back-painted, and more. Correspondingly, the industry has witnessed a sharp increase in companies offering decorative glass products.

PPG at GlassBuild America 2015

During GlassBuild America 2015, PPG Industries presented the new Solarban 90 low-emissivity glass. The glass offers leading solar control performance with the aesthetic appeal of clear glass, according to company officials.

 

 
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Industry News
Intertek Acquires MT Group
 
Construction Spending Reaches Highest Level since March 2008
 
 
People News
PPG Announces David Bem as Chief Technology Officer
 
Industry Leader Ricky Shaw Retires
 
Tubelite Hires Tim Salach as Vice President of Finance
 
Sam Heier Named New SAF West General Manager
 
Matt Hale Joins Global Glass Solutions as Director of Sales
 
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Product Spotlight
Jockimo Inc.
Jockimo, Inc., a leading architectural glass manufacturer, is now designing 3-inch ThickGlass™ countertops for homes. The company recently installed an indoor-outdoor glass countertop at an exclusive New Jersey residence. “It’s time to stop thinking about glass as something that’s fragile and delicate,” says Tim Casey, Jockimo Inc. Founder and CEO. “Our beautiful ThickGlass™ countertop is as durable as granite and requires less care. It is also heat and stain resistant.”
 
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Fired Up: Tried and True Strategies to Set Yourself Apart from the Competition
By Jeff Razwick

It’s a welcome change to think towards the future with all the positive momentum building in our industry. But, the coming year is not going to be without its challenges. In a season of market growth, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of setting yourself apart from the competition.

From the Fabricator: This Trend is Your Friend
By Max Perilstein

The annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference was held last week, and for the most part the data is trending positive in the construction world. Overall construction starts are predicted to rise once again, but at a slower rate than the past—6 percent, after gains of 9 percent in 2014, and an estimated 14 percent for 2015.

Great Glazing
Cecil College, Engineering & Mathematics Building


Metal systems suppliers: Wausau Window and Wall Systems; Tubelite Inc.
Metal systems finisher: Linetec
Contract glazier: Chesapeake Glazing
Glass fabricator: Tecnoglass

Maryland’s Cecil College opened its new three-story, 28,683-square-foot, engineering and mathematics facility with the start of the 2014-15 academic year. The $19.7 million building is pursuing LEED Silver certification—the first in Cecil County. Natural light is maximized throughout the building and controlled through a central system including daylighting controls, which reduce artificial light levels when available natural light provides sufficient illumination. Read More ...

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