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January 26, 2016
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A Few Good Men: Using handling & transport equipment to solve labor woes
By Craig Steele

Boy have things changed in our industry. The days of setting monolithic annealed lites in commercial storefronts seem like a lifetime ago. It was unbelievably dangerous work, and most plate glass setters were pretty marked up from the experience. Incredibly, thanks to advances in transportation, loading and installation equipment, we have returned to the days when only a few workers are required to set glass lites, even though the size and weight of the average unit is much larger.

 
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Business News
Cifin Holding Acquires elumatec AG
 
DORMA Now Selling Glass Assembly Hardware through Stocking Distributor Mayflower
 
CMS Brembana Closes Vertical Machine Project with Trulite
 
Hartung Oregon Installs Lisec Laminating Line
 
Shower Doors & More Expands with New Machinery and Added Jobs
 
 
Industry News
AAMA Releases Standard for Determining Thermal Performance in Commercial Buildings
 
Global Solar Control Glass Market to Grow 9 Percent by 2019
 
 
People News
Laura Biason Named Director of GIMAV and Vitrum
 
Solaria Announces Additions to Advisory Council and Leadership Team
 
Empirehouse Promotes Jason Weld to Senior Project Manager
 
Southern Stretch Forming Names Rob Sells National Sales Manager
 
Product Spotlight
Aluminum glass racks from C.R. Laurence

To meet demand for more affordable and lighter racks that place less strain on a vehicle’s frame, C.R. Laurence Co. offers a range of aluminum glass racks, including an aluminum rack system for pickup trucks. Read more...

 
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Calling the Nation's Top Glass Fabricators
By Bethany Stough
Once again, Glass Magazine will recognize North American glass fabricators in its annual Top Glass Fabricators report, and it's time to nominate your company. 
From the Fabricator: Snow & Economic Storms
By Max Perilstein
Mother Nature flexed her muscles for the first time in 2016 with the massive snowstorm crushing a healthy portion of the eastern United States. Storms like these can sometimes have an effect on the economic performance of the industry.
Great Glazing
Buist Academy, Charleston County School District

Contract glazier: Charleston Glass Co.
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries
Metal systems supplier: EFCO

Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects navigated the challenge of designing a new school in historic Charleston on the South Carolina coast. Glass, brick and cast stone make up the façade of the three-story, 68,000-square-foot structure, which complements the adjacent original school building, simultaneously renovated by SMHa. Read more... 

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