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November 17, 2015
From Glass Magazine
2015 Top Metal Companies

Sales continue to rise as metal manufacturers work to develop competitive products and meet capacity

An impressive 90 percent of this year’s largest metal manufacturers report increased sales year-over-year, the highest margin since the inception of Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies list in 2012. This growth comes on the heels of a strong 2014, when 85 percent of Top Metal Companies reported y-o-y sales growth.

Industry News
LongWater Opportunities Announces Acquisition of M3 Glass Technologies
Fuyao Glass Exec Discusses Company's Growing NA Operations
Tubelite to Open Office in Rhode Island
Dlubak Specialty Glass Installs Bent Tempering Furnace
NFRC Approves Certification Cycle Extension
People News
Tubelite Names Daniel Politowicz As Logistics Manager
Glass Industry Represented in HPD Collaborative Board Elections
Product Spotlight
Docuwrx at GlassBuild America 2015

During GlassBuild America 2015, Docuwrx demonstrated the capabilities of Kosmas, cloud-based management software for glazing industry companies. Kosmas provides quote-to-cash, resource planning, collaboration and document management capabilities for businesses.

Contractor or Joint-Employer?
By Paul R. Gary

This summer, the National Labor Relations Board significantly expanded risk for companies that subcontract employees to be considered a “joint employer” of its contractors. The risk involves liability for injuries, taxes, contract breaches and other third-party claims.

From the Fabricator: The Runners Up
By Max Perilstein

A few years ago I started the Industry MVP award to recognize people and companies for their efforts and support of the glass and glazing industry. There are quite a few candidates that deserve credit for what they do, so trying to narrow it down has become quite the challenge.

Great Glazing
University of Miami's Frost School of Music

Glass manufacturer: 
Cardinal Glass Industries 
Glass fabricator: SAGE Electrochromics
Contract glazier: Harmon Inc.

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami utilizes electronically tintable glass to offer students a more comfortable and creative environment for music making while also achieving aggressive energy-efficiency goals. The new LEED Platinum-pending facility has over 40,000 square feet of acoustically engineered and daylight-optimized teaching spaces. Read More...

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