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March 8, 2016
From Glass Magazine
The 2016 Glass Magazine Awards
Glass Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the most innovative products and services the industry has to offer, in addition to the most innovative projects completed within the past year.

Industry News
Trulite Acquires VFG Group
Rhyno Glass Expands into Larger Headquarters Facility
Linetec Expands Flat Sheet Program
Education and Certification at IGMA Winter Conference
BISEM Exec Presents a Cost-Effective Path to Net Zero during IGMA/GANA Meeting
People News
GGI Names Devorah Serkin Senior Manager of Business Development
PPG Names Radhika Batra Vice President of Purchasing and Logistics
Product Spotlight
2500 UT Unitwall System from Kawneer

Kawneer Co., an Alcoa business, introduced the unitized 2500 UT Unitwall System, delivering ultra-thermal performance in offices and mid- to highrise projects, regardless of climate or location, company officials report. The ultra-thermal 2500 UT system’s design offers reduced fabrication and assembly times to best fit commercial and multifamily markets.


Build a Strong Bench
By Bethany Stough
Many in the industry are concerned about passing along longstanding businesses to the next generation of workers. Glass company heads—many of whom are Baby Boomers—are retiring rapidly, leaving companies looking for strong management and competent replacements. But finding leadership quality successors is difficult in the current challenging construction workforce climate.
From the Fabricator: Inside Bird Friendly Glazing
By Max Perilstein

One of the subjects that came up at the GANA Annual Conference last week was bird-friendly glazing. I was able to ask a few questions to the co-chair of the ASTM committee working on this standard, Dr. Christine Sheppard of the American Bird Conservancy, to get some insight on the process.

Great Glazing
Del Amo Fashion Center, Los Angeles

Contract glaziers: 
Giroux Glass, ISEC Inc.
Glass supplier: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Glass fabricators: Glasswerks, Pulp Studios
Skylight supplier: Metcoe Skylight Specialties
Glass & metal systems suppliers: 
AGS Architectural Grilles & Sunshades Inc., Aital Glass, Arcadia Inc., Corona Aluminum, C.R. Laurence–U.S. Aluminum, Lindblade Metalworks Inc.

Owned by Simon Property Group, Del Amo Fashion Center, one of the largest shopping malls in the United States at 2.3 million square feet, underwent a multi-million dollar renovation completed in October of 2015. Reimagining the 52-year-old mall to better reflect a contemporary indoor-outdoor lifestyle involved extensive interior and exterior use of glass systems, often featuring curves and other softened edges, as with the railing system, whose custom bent base shoe accommodates curved glass, producing flowing visuals and transparency. Read more...




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