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February 2, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Engaging the Millennial Workforce

As the labor market continues to tighten and more of the nation's 78 million-plus Baby Boomers head into retirement, construction firms will need to sharpen their hiring and recruiting pencils. Yet, employers might be missing the mark when it comes to employee retention and engagement in the construction workforce, especially in regards to Millennials.


Business News
C.R. Laurence Australia Acquires Glass and Glazing Hardware
GAP Adds Three New Team Members
Commercial Door and Hardware Brands Reorganized Under New Company Mesker Openings Group
Saint-Gobain Confident in Sika Takeover
AGC Partners with CE|Strong for Continuing Education
Pittsburgh Glass Works Ordered to Pay in Age Discrimination Case
Industry News
Public Review Period Open for CAN/CGSB 12.1, Safety Glazing Standard
Façade Tectonics Institute Issues Call for Papers for 2016 Annual Conference and Inaugural World Congress
GPD Istanbul and Reed Tuyap Fairs Offer Free Participation in GPD
Product Spotlight
Multifamily U-PVC windows from Intus

Intus Windows released Arcade, a new unplasticized polyvinyl chloride line of windows with added steel reinforcement for the multifamily market. According to a company release, the Arcade line offers energy-efficiency, comfort and noise reduction for both new construction and renovation of multifamily buildings, condominiums and hotels.  Read more...

Is the U.S. Headed toward Long-lasting Solar Growth?
By Katy Devlin
Historically, the solar industry in the United States is one of fits and starts, making it a risky endeavor for companies at all levels of the supply chain. However, recent market indicators and good legislative news point to a strong future for solar. 
From the Fabricator: Is This New Technology Real?
By Max Perilstein
I pride myself on always trying to learn something new each day. So when I ran upon a story talking about “Perovskite cells” and improved glass performance, I immediately jumped in. 
Great Glazing
Rogers Memorial Hospital Brown Deer

Contract glazier: 
Simmons Building Products
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Glazing systems, window manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glazing systems, finishing: Linetec
Metal systems supplier: Manko Window Systems

Rogers Memorial Hospital–Brown Deer, Wisconsin, celebrated its completed renovation in April 2015. Brown Deer is the first Rogers facility to incorporate biophilia into its design. Biophilia design recognizes the way humans have an emotional connection to nature and to natural forms, aiding a patient’s healing process. The new design uses seventy high-impact windows that provide a safe interior as well as natural light and views. Read more...


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