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February 23, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Glass Magazine's Exit Planning and Succession Series: A Successful Exit

In running your glass business there is only one guarantee: you eventually will exit—either voluntarily or involuntarily. The day will come when you will have to say goodbye. Exiting is not an easy process, and the odds are not in your favor. In order to succeed, the business and the owner must both be prepared to successfully transfer the business.


Industry News
AGC’s Martin Addresses the Industry's Supply/Demand Gap at BEC
At AAMA Conference, Sustainability, Safety and Selling to Millennials
Walker Glass Launches Specialty Mirror Program
U.S. Court of International Trade Requests DOC Redetermines Scope Ruling in Chinese Aluminum Trade Battle
Bullseye Glass Owner Responds to Toxin Levels Found Near Facility
People News
GCI Consultants Expands to Virginia
Apex Aluminum Extrusions Names Bill de Koning Vice President; Don Welsh General Manager
The Glass Guru Welcomes New Franchise Owners
SC Railing Co. Expands Sales Team with New National Sales Manager
ColorCoat Partners with Sales Rep Industrial Sales Corp.
Product Spotlight
The Noonan Collection from GGI

The Noonan Collection, created with GGI’s Alice Digital Printing, is a fully customizable collection of patterns designed by textile designer Jeremy Noonan. The collection of contemporary patterns has endless possibilities, thanks to Alice, the largest and highest resolution printer in the country. The customization of color, scale, opacity, pattern inversion and combination of back painting allows for truly extraordinary designs. Order a sample of our standard white patterns, or customize your own version! Read more...

Prioritizing a Sound Sales and Marketing Plan in 2016
By Chad Simkins
We’re about halfway into first quarter 2016 and many companies still don’t have a sales strategy. Others have made goals, but no plan. In 2015, the fenestration industry was filled with business changes. But one question remains constant: does your company sales plan match your goals?
From the Fabricator: Wire Update and BEC Recap
By Max Perilstein
Before I get into the BEC recap and rundown, I have one big follow-up from last week. The Canadian General Standards Board has published for public comment a new, draft safety-glazing standard. If you have an interest in this issue, taking some time to review and comment is a must.
Great Glazing
Jefferson Accelerator Zone, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Contract glazier/ fabricator: Newman Glass
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal systems supplier: Independence Steel

A renewed focus on innovation led to the development of the Jefferson Accelerator Zone at Thomas Jefferson University, a space to foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas among faculty and students from different departments on campus. Completed in January 2015 and designed by Cecil Baker + Partners, the new facility provides users with a unique gathering space and enlivens the block with its open and illuminated façade. The fast-track project required zoning approval for its unorthodox bay window and non-conforming signage. Read more...

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