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June 21, 2016
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Four Generations Strong
The DeGorter family is well aware of the unique business history of its company DeGorter Inc. Currently preparing to shift partial ownership to the fourth generation, the DeGorters are one of only a handful of U.S. family business owners to hold sole ownership for so long—nearly 100 years.
 
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Industry news
Tyman PLC/AmesburyTruth Acquires Bilco
 
BASF to Acquire Global Surface Treatment Provider Chemetall
 
Asahi Glass Co. and Solaria Announce Strategic Partnership
 
LaCantina Doors Relocates to New Manufacturing Facility
 
AAMA Summer Conference Hosts Keynotes on Sustainability, Electrochromics and Cybersecurity
 
NFRC Announces Updates to Certified Products Directory
 
 
People news
GIMAV Announces New Executive Board Members
 
Graham Architectural Products Makes Personnel Changes to Enhance Engineering Department
 
Product Spotlight
Rugged Jobsite Phones and Tablets from Kyocera
Kyocera offers contractors three versions of its rugged mobile products, offering a flip/feature phone, a smartphone and a "phablet," with its DuraXE, DuraForce and DuraForce XD devices. DuraForce is dustproof and waterproof. DuraForce XD is designed to withstand dust, drop, shock and vibration. DuraXE is dustproof, and its large, tactile keypad is designed for ease of use with gloved hands.
 
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Fired Up: Are We Looking at the Big Picture?
By Jeff Razwick
A statistic from the National Fire Protection Association recently caught my eye. In 2014 (the latest year available), the total number of fires increased 4.7 percent from 2013. Our country's fire problem may be growing. How many of us are aware of this trend? 
 
From the Fabricator: Schools, Glass and the Future
By Max Perilstein
One item I have hit on here in the past is improved/innovative design in schools. We can supply the security, energy, decorative and functional products that the educational facilities in North America deserve. 
Great Glazing
Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Terminal 1

Contract glazier: W.L. Hall Co.
Glass supplier: SageGlass

The north security checkpoint project at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport called for a renovation to reduce employee and passenger discomfort. Because the checkpoint faces east, employees in this area, especially, experienced discomfort at certain times of the day due to glare and heat. It was critical to find an elegant design solution that would make the airport more enjoyable and comfortable for travelers and employees alike. The checkpoint renovation called for glass that has the ability to control sunlight and to optimize daylight, outdoor views and comfort while preventing glare and heat gain in order to increase employee satisfaction as well as the experience for travelers. Read more...

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