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April 5, 2016
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Last Chance to Submit Glass Magazine Award Nominations
The deadline to submit nominations to the 2016 Glass Magazine Awards is this Friday, April 8. 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. 
 
Glass Magazine has issued its first updates to WorldofGlassMap.com, an interactive map and database of the hundreds of float glass plants in operation around the world that meet Western quality standards. Additionally, several float glass manufacturers have announced plans for repair or capacity expansion.
 
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Industry News
Tecglass Joins Fenzi Group
 
Stiles Machinery Expands into Mexico
 
Press Glass Expands Largest Plant in Poland
 
Glaston Closes Big Machinery Deal in United States
 
 
People News
YKK AP America Expands Western Region Sales Team
 
Tubelite Names Jim Gonzales Plant Manager in Dallas
 
 
Event News
GlassBuild America Moves Up on TSNN Top 250 Trade Show List
 
glasstec Officials Announce 2016 Show's Emphasis on Technology Trends
 
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Product Spotlight
FireLite® Fire-Rated Glass Products from Technical Glass Products

Offering superior visual clarity, FireLite® fire-rated glass ceramic enables design professionals to meet fire-safety codes without compromising aesthetics in schools, offices and other commercial buildings. The FireLite family of products features ultraHD® Technology for improved color, clarity and surface quality. The exceptional fire-rated glass passes the required hose stream test, is available with fire ratings up to three hours and is classified and labeled with Underwriters Laboratories. Impact safety options are available.

 
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Fired Up: Thinking Beyond Supply and Demand
By Jeff Razwick
As a Seattleite, one conversation I can always count on having with locals is a discussion of our city’s current housing market. These conversations are not only reminiscent of the 2006 real estate bubble, but they’re also starting to reflect what we’re hearing in the glass industry.
From the Fabricator: Proper Recognition
By Max Perilstein
If you read my blog with any regularity you know one of my favorite things to do is recognize the quality people in our industry. This industry is made better thanks to efforts of people like Oliver Stepe and Mike Turner of YKK, and they represent us very well.
Great Glazing
American Airlines Arena

Contract glazier: Atlas Apex USA
Glass manufacturer: Saint-Gobain
Glass fabricator: Onyx Solar
Metal systems supplier: Gammans Skylight Systems 

American Airlines Arena, the home stadium of the Miami Heat basketball team, has a prime location in Downtown Miami with spectacular views of Miami Bay, and now has a state-of-the-art, new solar pavilion, featuring innovative, energy generating photovoltaic glass. Read more...
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