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November 10, 2015
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Optimizing Storefront Fabrication Projects


Storefront fabrication can be a labor-intensive task for many glazing contractors. This is particularly true for the manual measuring and drilling of vertical mullions for shear block placement. Fortunately, there are storefront fabrication systems and services available that can help a glazing contractor achieve higher productivity and stay competitive in a growing industry.

JE Berkowitz at GlassBuild America 2015

During GlassBuild America 2015, J.E. Berkowitz presented its Renovate by Berkowitz system. The commercial window retrofitting solution combines existing nonoperable single-pane units and insulating glass manufactured by JE Berkowitz to create an energy efficient triple-pane system.

 

 
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Industry News
Jun Hao Partners with SageGlass to Supply Dynamic Glass to Chinese Building Market
 
YKK AP America Announces Direct Freight Shipping Program
 
AAMA to Serve as Inspection Agency for Certified Alaska Tough Certification
 
 
People News
Quanex Names Daniel Marston Territory Sales Manager
 
NFRC Announces Winners of the 2016 Board of Director Elections
 
Tom Mifflin Joins Tubelite as Product Manager
 
Binswanger Adds Two Managers to Growing Operations
 
Tim Geier Joins Wagner as Architectural Railing Project Manager
 
Brian Dail Joins Bilco as Colt Sales Engineer
 
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Product Spotlight
FireLite® Fire-rated Glass Ceramic


FireLite® fire-rated glass ceramic from Technical Glass Products (TGP) is the clear choice for highly visible fire-rated locations where design professionals do not want to compromise on aesthetics to meet fire-safety codes. It features ultraHD® Technology for improved color, clarity and surface quality, is available with fire ratings up to three hours and impact-safety options, and passes the required hose stream test. FireLite ceramic glass is classified and labeled with Underwriters Laboratories.

 
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A Digital World
By Katy Devlin

Digital tools have made complex building, façade and interior designs possible. And, incredible advancements to fabrication software and equipment computerization have made glass processing more efficient. Now, the glazing contractor community can benefit from digital tools as well, not only at the design level, but also at the jobsite.

From the Fabricator: The Circus of 2016
By Max Perilstein

While I am always looking ahead with a positive approach, I can tell you one thing I am dreading…the 2016 presidential election. Simply said, it’s going to be a circus. But, this election, like all major ones, has the potential to change the trajectory of the construction and glass world.

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The Spirit of Boston glass dance floors


Glass fabricator
: Ellen Blakeley Studio

Commercial cruise line The Spirit of Boston recently unveiled a unique design feature—two 8 foot-by-10-foot custom glass dance floors at the center of the boat’s dining area. Part of a $2.5 million redesign of the boat, the dance floors offer an exciting aesthetic and are able to withstand tens of thousands of dancers each year. Read More...

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