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May 17, 2016
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Glass to the Extreme
Extra-large and extra-clear glass takes on new meaning when paired with protective glazing technologies. The development of clearer, larger glass paired with top-quality laminates, has opened up a new market— glass for the thrill-seeking.
 
The deadline to select the winners of Glass Magazine's inaugural Reader Photo Contest is tomorrow, May 18. Review the gallery of the six finalist photos and cast your vote.
 
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Business News
Benowitz International Glass Begins Operations
 
AkzoNobel Combines Liquid and Powder Teams for Aluminum Coatings Customers
 
aluplast Opens New Extrusion Plant in Gujarat, India
 
Spectrum Glass Co. to Cease Operations
 
Glaston to Close Machinery Deal with Horn Glass
 
 
Industry News
GlassBuild America 2016 Registration Opens
 
OSHA Finalizes Recordkeeping Rule to Make Construction Industry Injury Data Public
 
 
People News
Western Window Systems Names Ty Cranford Architectural Director
 
LaCantina Doors Appoints New Director of Operations
 
Product Spotlight
Insulated Spandrel Pan from Southern Aluminum Finishing

Southern Aluminum Finishing Metal Fabrication introduced the factory-fabricated Insul M5000 insulated spandrel pan, which incorporates mineral wool. The mineral wool insulation can withstand temperatures above 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, is moisture resistant, provides acoustical noise damping, and qualifies for LEED Green Building credits. The spandrel pans are designed for the opaque glazing areas of exterior building envelope. Read more...

 
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Build a Better Sales Team
By Chad Simkins
In my years in the glass and window business I have found too often that many sales people and even more, sales teams, are ill-prepared for sales. If you’re a business owner, ask yourself if this would ever be acceptable for manufacturing, engineering, finance or any other operation. So why sales?
From the Fabricator: Get Ready For Philadelphia AIA
By Max Perilstein
This week many from the commercial side of our industry will be together in Philadelphia for the AIA show. This show always fascinates me because it’s like a modified version of speed dating. With a good location population wise, and better dates than in the past, it could be a good one. We’ll see.
Great Glazing
Mother Mercy Hospital, Minnesota

Contract glazier: WL Hall Building Specialties
Glass supplier: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's Minnesota in Coon Rapids is a partnership of Allina Health and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Opened in July, 2015, and designed by HDR of Minnesota, this Mother Mercy Healthcare project uses textured glass panels to define individual spaces, create privacy and add visual drama. Read more...
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