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June 7, 2016
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2016 Top 50 Glaziers
In the face of notable challenges, Glass Magazineís Top 50 Glaziers continued their growth trend in 2015. Seventy-seven percent of Top 50 Glaziers reported an increase in year-over-year sales in 2015, marking the fourth consecutive year that more than two-thirds of Top 50 Glaziers reported gains.
 
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Industry News
PCR for Processed Glass Now Available for Comment
 
FenestrationMasters Coursework Now Accepted by the AIA and the ICC
 
Deceuninck North America Announces Commercial Alliance Members
 
FCA International Announces CREST Safety Award Winners
 
Construction Employment Up Year-over-Year for Two-thirds of U.S. Metro Markets
 
 
People News
Viracon Names Two New Architectural Sales Representatives for West and Midwest Regions
 
Salem Distributing Co. Appoints New Regional Account Manager
 
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Product Spotlight
Pilkington Profilit Channel Glass Systems From Technical Glass Products
Pilkington Profilit™ channel glass systems consist of self-supporting, cast-glass channels in an extruded perimeter frame. The U-shaped channels soar up to 23 feet, can be installed vertically or horizontally, and formed into straight or curved walls. They are available in a variety of textures and colors with varying degrees of translucency, allowing light through while maintaining privacy. Pilkington Profilit can be used in interior or exterior applications, with Lumira® aerogel insulation for greater energy efficiency.
 
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Successful Communication
By Bill Evans
Meaningful communication is based upon three things: words, tone of voice and body language. How does this apply to our current communication habits? Email and text use only words. Telephone uses words and tone of voice. Face-to-face and video use words, tone of voice and body language.
 
From the Fabricator: Troubling Trends
By Max Perilstein
I happened upon a pretty interesting column on brand standards for construction in the hotel industry that also made me think about another trend that is troubling: selling glass/aluminum direct to the owner of a building. Construction is not one-size-fits-all. 
Great Glazing
Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts

Contract glazier: B&W Glass Inc.
Glass fabricator: Viracon Inc.
Glazing systems supplier: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Metal systems finisher: Linetec

The architectural team for the $35 million renovated and expanded Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, University of Wyoming, wanted to bring natural light to the building’s main rehearsal spaces, located on the lower level and in an interior space. In the recital hall, the entire back stage wall is glazed. HGA’s architectural design team leader, Steven Dwyer, AIA, explained, “This is somewhat unique in a performance environment and is intended to use the glass as a connection from the hall onto an east quad.” Read more...

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