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September 13, 2016
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Deal of the Year
On July 21, officials from PPG Industries announced the company would be selling its flat glass business to Mexico-based glassmaker 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.
 
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Industry news
The NSG Group and Solaria Collaborate to Manufacture BIPV Solutions
 
Lisec Acquires Hungary's Glastronic to Expand Used Machine Business
 
Şişecam Reports 13 percent Increase in Net Sales
 
AEC President Responds to Report of Chinese Duty Evasion
 
NFRC to Gather Expert Insight to Strengthen Commercial Program
 
Dodge Momentum Index Rises for Fifth Consecutive Month
 
 
People News
Security and Hardware Leader Arthur V. Geringer Passes Away
 
Tubelite Promotes Mary Avery to Vice President of Marketing
 
Tom Ruff Joins Intermac America as Area Manager
 
Dorma+Kaba Names New Regional Sales Manager
 
 
Event news
Facade Tectonics World Congress Extends Early Bird Registration through Sept. 17
 
IGMA to Host Preventing Insulating Glass Failures Education Conference at GlassBuild America
 
glasstec Preview: Automated Production and Interior Glass
 
The Fenzi Group to Celebrate 75 Years in Business at glasstec 2016
 
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Product Spotlight
The Noonan Collection from GGI

The Noonan Collection, created with GGI’s Alice Digital Printing, is a fully customizable collection of patterns designed by textile designer Jeremy Noonan. The collection of contemporary patterns has endless possibilities, thanks to Alice, the largest and highest resolution printer in the country. The customization of color, scale, opacity, pattern inversion and combination of back painting allows for truly extraordinary designs. Order a sample of our standard white patterns, or customize your own version! Read more...

 
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Complacency or Focus?
By Bill Evans
I've learned from history and personally that it is extremely important to develop the habit of continually setting goals. It's this way in business, too. When businesses fail to create goals, they become complacent. These goals keep us focused, excited, creative and mentally engaged.
From the Fabricator: Industry Always Stepping Up
By Max Perilstein
Our industry often doesn't get much respect. But, we do a very solid and admirable job of working with the code bodies, offering insight, and in the end producing products that meet and exceed all standards set. The groups that work for our industry keep setting the bar higher and higher. 
Great Glazing
Fayetteville High School

Contract glazier and glass fabricator: ACE Glass Co.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Tristar Glass
Metal systems suppliersKawneer Co., Morin Corp.,  J.D. Day Co., C.R. Laurence Co.

The design decisions for Fayetteville High School's dramatic renovation, completed in August 2015, were driven by economics, functionality and the need to open the building to the outside. According to the project architects, the previous campus housed structures from various eras while the new design unifies its many facilities, creating a new identity and interface with the public in the process. Glazing systems play a large part in that new identity, as the main entrance was re-positioned to create a more inviting, visible gateway to the high school, and the open floor plan allows natural light throughout the renovated building. Materials include box-ribbed metal panels, glass curtain wall and local stone. The site has views of the Ozarks, and the renovated interior provides generous natural light from large window walls. Read more...

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