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December 1, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Disciplined Maintenance for IG Lines

The demands of the glass customers and the industry are becoming more stringent than ever, and fabricators are faced with shorter production timelines, more orders, higher standards and greater competition. With increasingly full plates, insulating glass line maintenance may be a task that easily falls to the bottom of the priority list. However, it’s risky to ignore. We all know what we should be doing to properly care for our equipment, but do we fully understand the ramifications if we don’t?

Business News
Tristar Glass Announces Expansion of Two Facilities
PGT to Acquire WinDoor in $102 Million Deal
Glaston Invests in Nanotechnology Company
SageGlass and MechoSystems Launch Joint-Technology Partnership
Industry News
U.S. Construction Rises to Near Eight-year High
Canadian Glass Association Issues Wired Glass Advisory
People News
Quanex Names New Managing Director for Edgetech UK
Sigco Inc. to represent Tubelite in New England
Major Industries Announces New Marketing Director
GANA Announces New Account Executive
Product Spotlight
Video: Smith Case at GlassBuild America 2015

During GlassBuild America 2015, Smith Case displayed its standard and custom sample cases. The carrying cases are designed to protect product samples and to provide a professional way to display samples.

Attitudes to Avoid
By Carl Tompkins

In business, the wrong mindset can be costly—affecting a company’s culture, its employees and its bottom line. There are four attitudes of business that should be avoided at all costs.

From the Fabricator: A Fascinating Look at the Future
By Max Perilstein

I recently read a great article on what the construction industry could look like in 30 years. The piece features several ideas—from robotic lifting technologies to driverless equipment—that could change the face of the construction industry.

Great Glazing
Photo by Ara Howrani
Guardian Industries Corp. Science & Technology Center Addition

Glass manufacturer: 
Guardian Industries Corp.
Guardian Select fabricator: Thompson I.G.
Guardian Glazier Connection member and metal supplier: Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems

The newly expanded Science and Technology Center in Carleton, Michigan, is one of Guardian Industries’ driving forces behind its commitment to innovation. The center’s 27,000-square-foot addition includes a cutting-edge curtain wall designed to achieve net zero energy results using high-performance commercial glass products, triple silver and spandrel, and building-integrated photovoltaic panels. Read More...


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