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August 9, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Next Generation Manufacturing
SageGlass' impressive 329,000-square-foot high volume manufacturing plant reflects the design and building industry's growing emphasis on dynamic glass and glazing product solutions that meet increasing performance demands and provide more comfortable interior spaces for occupants, according to SageGlass officials. 
On July 21, officials from PPG Industries announced the company would be selling its flat glass business to Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. The deal, expected to close in October, marks the end of an era in the U.S. glass industry. Glass Magazine spoke with executives from both companies about the deal, what it means for customers and employees, and what it means for the North American glass industry. 

Industry news
Viracon Receives New Markets Tax Credit Capacity to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities in Owatonna
D.A. Glass Under New Ownership as OcuGlass LLC
Glaston Releases Half Year Financial Report; Plans Layoffs in Finland
Tecnoglass Reports Sales Increase in Q2 2016
Construction Employment Up; Spending Down in June, Up for the Year
People news
Dip-Tech Welcomes New Managers in North America
Galaxy Appoints Ben Negrin as Regional Sales Manager
Product Spotlight
"Fast Curing" Automated EVA Laminating Line from Pujol

Hornos Industriales Pujol developed its “Fast Curing” Automated EVA Laminating Line with a high-speed convection oven as the new standard in high production laminating. The production line manufactures laminated glass with EVA interlayers, reducing manufacturing cost and increasing quality compared to traditional autoclave production with a PVB interlayer, according to Pujol officials. 

Tradeshows - the Class Reunions that Educate, Engage and Inspire
By Ron Crowl
This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend my 35th high school reunion. Just as I looked forward to my class reunion, I am now looking forward to tradeshow season. But instead of reminiscing of the past, I know I won't leave with anything but a light heart and a head full of ideas for the future.
From the Fabricator: Are We Trending Positive or Negative?
By Max Perilstein
This week, stories came out with economic reviews of both the first six months of 2016 and more recent month-to-month reporting. The story tones and data were mixed, but the analysts I follow and trust are still very much in the positive camp.
Great Glazing
The Scarlet Pearl Casino and Resort

Contract glazier: NR Windows
Glass manufacturer: Shanghai Pilkington
Metal systems supplier: NR Windows

The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, located in D’Iberville, Missisippi, opened to the public December 9, 2015. This 500,000-square-foot, $280 million dollar development features a 56,585-square-foot column-free gaming floor and a 225-foot hotel tower. Designed to capture the essence of southern hospitality, the hotel has a traditional feel while remaining contemporary. A key element of the Scarlet Pearl design is the feeling of openness, as illustrated by its full-height curtain wall. Read more...

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