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January 5, 2016
From Glass Magazine
The Inside Track

From railings to walls, and office storefronts to elevators, glass is now an essential material for nonresidential interiors. The interior glass market offers opportunity for contract glaziers willing to do their homework.

Trending to the Interior

A look at the top four demands driving the interior glass market.


Industry News
Apogee Reports Record Operating Margin, Backlog
Q-railing Partners with GlassCan for Canadian Market Penetration
Gateway Extrusions Expands with New Press
People News
Saand Co-founder Hilton Berger Passes Away
Safti First Names National Technical Director and Architectural Representative
PPG Announces Executive Appointments
Pleotint Names Patrick Lentz Marketing Manager
Sika Announces Two New Appointments
Upstate Glass Tempering Names New Plant Manager
Product Spotlight
3-D decorative glass panels from Nathan Allan

Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. introduced Convex panels, 3-D decorative glass panels produced with individual quilted pillows that are formed into single size large panels. The Convex shape of the glass surface creates different lighting effects on both the exterior and interior. Convex Glass is the first real 3-D Glass, produced in geometric type patterns, according to the company. Read More

From the Fabricator: Recapping 2015 Predictions
By Max Perilstein

Happy New Year, and welcome to 2016. It should be a very interesting year in both our industry and world with so much happening, including a Presidential election that looks to be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. But before we move forward, it’s time to take a glance back at the predictions I made for 2016.
Great Glazing
Butte County Courthouse

Contract glazier: 
McCumber’s Glass
Glass fabricator: Technical Glass Products
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

The 67,433 square-foot Butte County Courthouse in Chico, California, rises out of the ground much like the picturesque buttes in the area’s surrounding foothills. Its soaring steel and glass curtain wall entry pays tribute to the beautiful rock formations, piercing through the building’s roofline to form a cupola that stands out in the skyline. “People can look up from almost anywhere in the surrounding development and see the entry. It anchors the courthouse to the community,” says Windom Kimsey, design principal and president of the project architecture firm. Read More... 

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