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March 1, 2016
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Sustainable Recovery
While the construction recovery has occurred slowly and unevenly since its pre-recession peak, 2015 experienced unexpectedly strong growth in the nonresidential building sectors with increased spending of 17.2 percent year-over-year, according to U.S. Census data through September.
 
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Industry News
PPG to Divest Minority Ownership Interest in PGW to LKQ Corp.
 
American Insulated Glass Expands Georgia Facility
 
Bonnell Aluminum to Invest $18 Million to Expand Aluminum Extrusion Capacity
 
AAMA to Host Industry-wide Webinar on Window Product Category Rule
 
ABI Dips Slightly in January
 
 
People News
Wausau Names Two New Market Managers
 
Jim Trainor Joins Cefla North America
 
Apex Aluminum Extrusions Names New Sales Representative
 
Product Spotlight
Sparkle finish from Valspar

The Valspar Corp.’s new Nova color family offers richer, deeper hues with an intense sparkle as part of the recently introduced Fluropon Effects line of 70 percent PVDF architectural coatings, according to company officials.

 
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Fact, Fiction, and "Engineering Judgement"
By John Wheaton
Currently, I have been on my “soap box” relating to the topic of “Engineering Judgement” letters in the façade and curtain wall industry. Unfortunately, I see too many written statements that often lack both engineering and judgement.
From the Fabricator: Must-have Resource
By Max Perilstein

Over the last two weeks, the National Glass Association and Glass Magazine launched an amazing resource, WorldofGlassMap.com. It is a must to have bookmarked for future use, especially considering the adventures of supply.

Great Glazing
University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center


Contract glazier and metal supplier: 
Bucher Glass
Glass fabricator: Hartung Glass Industries
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries Corp.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks completed a 34,000-square-foot addition to and renovation of the Wood Center to expand the dining facility and create a campus destination. During the design process, Perkins+Will Architects focused on light: daylighting as well as the amazing northern lights show, the aurora borealis. Read more...

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