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August 23, 2016
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Exit Planning and Succession VI: Seven Pitfalls of a Business Exit
Business owners intuitively understand and manage their everyday risks in a measurable manner, but most owners have never exited a business and are unaware that the odds are against them. Fewer than 20 percent of the companies brought to market actually sell, and fewer than 30 percent of family businesses will transfer to the second generation.
 
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Industry news
Western Window Systems to Relocate to Expanded Facility
 
PCR for Processed Glass Backed by IGMA and GANA Released to the Industry
 
NFRC Announces New Plans for the Commercial Market
 
California Code of Regulations Approves Security Bars by Skyco Skylights for Fall Protection Standards
 
 
People news
GANA Announces Departure of Executive Vice President Bill Yanek
 
Luis Ramos and Randy Dasalla Named General Managers at Consolidated Glass Holdings
 
Renovate by Berkowitz Appoints Scott Mitchell as Business Development Manager
 
Cefla North America Names Jim Bueneman as Sales Area Manager for North Central Territory
 
Skyreach Appoints Rick Pries as Technical Sales Rep
 
 
Event news
Facade Tectonics World Congress Early-bird Registration Ends Aug. 31
 
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Product Spotlight
Storefronts Online® from CRL-U.S. Aluminum Reinvents Quoting

Storefronts Online® is a comprehensive, easy-to-use design and estimating program that lets glaziers quote curtain walls, storefronts, and entrance systems faster than ever. 

The program expedites the bidding process, reduces errors on estimates, and generates complete quote packages—including glass sizes—in a matter of clicks. This lets glaziers quote more jobs in less time, increasing their productivity and competitiveness. Its user-friendly interface automatically detects specification errors and issues warnings accordingly.

 
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Calling All Top Metal Manufacturers and Finishers!
By Bethany Stough
For the fifth year, the November issue of Glass Magazine will feature the Top Metal Companies list. And for the first time, the issue will also provide information on North America's Top Metal Finishers. Be sure to complete your company's survey by Sept. 5.
From the Fabricator: We Are All About Advancements
By Max Perilstein
Innovation and technology. Those are words we throw around quite a bit in our world. In some parts of the industry, there’s actual meaning and weight behind them, but in others, it’s empty terming, something that people use to just make themselves look good. 
Great Glazing
Minnesota National Guard Arden Hills Army Training Site

Contract glazier: W.L. Hall Co.
Glass supplier: Viracon Inc.
Entrance systems manufacturer: Tubelite Inc.
Curtain wall systems manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Glazing systems finisher: Linetec

The Minnesota National Guard’s new 64,000-square-foot, $17 million Arden Hills Army Training Site, a LEED Silver-certified building, houses two units of the 834th Aviation Support Battali2,370 acres in the northern third of Arden Hills, Minnesota, AHATS offers expansive views of rolling landscape and native plants. With an east-west orientation, the building takes advantage of southern daylight exposure allowing unoccupied areas to power down during the workday. The facility is sited in consideration of anti-terrorism/force protection setbacks and consolidates spaces to optimize energy use. The glazing systems play a major role in both blast protection and sustainable energy practices. Read more...

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