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May 10, 2016
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Exit Planning and Succession III: The External Sale
Selling to an outside buyer can be an uphill battle. A study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce revealed that fewer than 20 percent of companies that go to market actually sell. The statistic is closer to 10 percent for contracting companies. Businesses opting for an external sale can improve their odds of success through early preparation and assistance from a mergers and acquisitions consultant. 
 
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Industry News
Consolidated Glass Corp. Expands Tempering and Packing Capacity
 
Tubelite Welcomes Northwestern Glass Fab as Distribution Partner
 
Integrated Automation Systems Moves to New Facility
 
Energy Department Announces New National Labs Funding for Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness
 
Nonresidential Construction Spending on the Rise
 
 
People News
Wausau Hires Scott Nicholas as Architectural Sales Rep
 
Graham Architectural Products Makes Personnel Changes
 
Product Spotlight
Vacuum lifters from Wood's Powr-Grip

Wood’s Powr-Grip released new vacuum lifters for both large and handheld loads. Based on the design of WPG’s MRTA6-DC2, the MRTA8-DC2 features a higher load capacity of 1,400 pounds from 1,100 pounds. The MRTA8-DC2 features WPG’s Quadra-Tilt four-bar tilt mechanism, reducing the effort required to tilt heavy loads between flat and upright positions.  Read more...

 
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Gaining an Appreciation for IG as an Industry Newbie
By Heather Lofquist
I never realized how dynamic and full of life insulating glass units are, or how many things can go wrong to reduce their effectiveness! The IGMA Insulating Glass Fabricators’ Workshop was eye-opening for me, as a newbie to the glass and glazing industry. 
From the Fabricator: Must See GEF
By Max Perilstein
Registration for the 11th Annual Glazing Executives Forum opens this week and a quick look at the agenda has me very excited about this must-attend event. The biggest draw for me will be the keynote talk from Ken Simonson.
Great Glazing
Stewart Alternative Elementary School

Contract glazier: Richardson Glass Service Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glazing systems: Wausau Window and Wall Systems (manufacturer), Linetec (finishing)

The 142-year-old Stewart Alternative Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, reopened in January 2015 after a $11.2 million renovation project that included a complete overhaul of the existing 28,000-square-foot building and construction of a new 18,000-square-foot addition. Now the school has become a vibrant, modern center of learning for area students. The new addition's design configured the new windows in tall units stacked two-high for easy installation. Reflecting a more contemporary look, these windows do not have divided lites and have square tops. Read more...
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