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December 15, 2015
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The Year in Review: Top News from 2015


2015 was a strong year for the U.S. construction sector and glass industry, and top headlines for the year included several announcements of major expansions and capital investments to help companies meet rising demand. The industry also witnessed notable consolidation during the year, with several major mergers and acquisitions. To close out 2015, Glass Magazine once again presents a compilation of the most-clicked news stories of the year.

 
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Industry News
Dow and DuPont Enter into $130 Billion Merger
 
PPG Wichita Falls Flat Glass Plant Significantly Reduces Fresh Water Consumption
 
Beneq Announces New Company Structure
 
 
People News
AGC Appoints Scott Raileanu as Midwest Sales Rep
 
Tubelite Promotes Two Directors of Operations
 
Vetrotech Names Two New Sales Reps
 
Graham Architectural Products Announces New Estimator
 
ICD High Performance Coatings Adds Two New Distributors
 
Kawneer's Bill Deuschle to Retire after More Than 40 Years in the Industry
 
Product Spotlight
Forklift Caddy at GlassBuild America 2015


During GlassBuild America 2015, officials from Forklift Caddy introduced their product that offers increased safety and efficiency for handling materials with a forklift. The Forklift Caddy, an attachment that fits onto the prong of a forklift, allows operators to pull and adjust material loads without the use of chains, or without needing to leave the cab. Read More

 
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From the Fabricator: The 2015 Industry MVP
By Max Perilstein

The time has arrived to award the 2015 Industry MVP, and for the second year in a row, my choice happened to be involved in a billion dollar deal. This year’s recipient is extremely involved at the trade level, leading Glass Association of North America’s largest division and biggest event. He also sits on the board at North American Contractor Certification, the glazing certification effort that I believe is very important to the future of our industry. Our winner also has written some excellent educational articles and presented on some seriously large stages.
Great Glazing
The Patina Concert Hall Cafe


Glass fabricator:
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Located within the renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Patina Concert Hall Café called for a partition that would fulfill structural requirements and cohere to the building's bold modern style. Nine five-foot by eight-foot glass panels featuring a custom printed pattern produce a continuous wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room and offer enough translucence to afford the guests a view of the culinary artisans working inside. Read More... 

e-glass weekly will return Jan. 5, following the holiday break. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season from the Glass Magazine staff! 

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