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June 14, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Exit Planning and Succession IV: The Internal Sale
The most probable opportunity for glass company owners looking to sell their business is a management buyout—a sale to senior managers or family. MBOs tend to be the most common transfer methods in the glass industry due to the inherent nature of construction companies. 

Industry News
NFRC Members Approve Ventilation Rating, Expect Implementation in 2017
Construction Employment Falls in April, May but April Openings Rise
Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in May
People News
View Inc. Names Rahul Bammi Chief Marketing Officer
Dale Hauser Joins Glass and Mirror Craft as Architectural Design Manager
Kawneer Promotes VanSumeren and Foster
Event News
GlassBuild America 2016 Registration in Full Swing
Florida Glass+Metal Symposium Focuses on Design Trends and New Technologies
Product Spotlight
Mobile Equipment Tracking Device from Keytroller
The Cyberwatch SMS by Keytroller LLC is designed to use with equipment where cellular connection is accessible, such as construction sites and rental fleets, via text messaging. Users text the SMS device, and Cyberwatch SMS responds with two hour meter inputs, two alarm inputs and the equipment’s GPS location.
Passing Along Values in Family Business
By Bethany Stough
In Glass Magazine's 2016 succession and exit planning series, we've learned that passing along a family business is not an easy task. But, when done successfully, it creates some of the strongest businesses in the industry. What keeps family members in for the long haul?
From the Fabricator: Growth and Labor
By Max Perilstein
More mixed results on various monthly indexes I follow. On the good side, the Dodge Momentum Index moved higher and construction spending for nonresidential buildings is now up. On the worrisome side is the labor issue.
Great Glazing
Goldtex Apartments

Contract glazier: Empire Glass & Metal Inc.
Glass fabricator: J.E. Berkowitz
Curtain wall system supplier: Northern Architectural Systems
Metal panels: Alucobond

The Goldtex Apartments building in Philadelphia is a 13-story adaptive reuse project. Formerly an abandoned shoe factory converted into an upscale-living destination, the apartment building's most visible symbol of transformation is a new jewel-like, glass-and-metal façade. Read more...


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