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November 1, 2016
From Glass Magazine
GlassBuild America Draws Nearly 9,000 to Las Vegas
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo drew nearly 9,000 attendees to Las Vegas last month, where more than 430 exhibiting companies displayed new products and solutions over 147,290 total net square feet of exhibit space.
Take a tour of the machinery on display in IGE Glass Technologies' section of the show floor at GlassBuild America.
Industry news
Court Blocks Saint-Gobain’s Sika Takeover Bid
Glaston Releases Interim Report; Sales Down but Outlook Positive
ISC Launches The Exchange Online Marketplace
MyGlassTruck Surpasses $50,000 Raised for Susan G. Komen
Dodge Momentum Planning, Starts Down in September; Forecasted Increases in 2017
Solar Control Glass Market Forecast to Grow to $8.88 Billion by 2024
People News
Tom Petersen, Past Owner of B&G Window, Passes Away
HHH Tempering Hires John Krahel as Senior Technician
Tubelite Names Mike Bodnar as Client Development Manager for Eastern Penn. and N.J.
Product Spotlight
Fireframes ClearView™ System
Fireframes ClearView™ System is comprised of butt-glazed Pilkington Pyrostop®, a low-iron fire-resistant glass, with a heat-resistive perimeter frame. It eliminates the need for colored internal glass unit spaces or vertical mullions, features a narrow 5 mm vertical butt joint and is available in nearly 10-foot heights. The result is extensive fire-rated glazed walls with virtually colorless transitions between glass panels for greater transparency. The UL-classified and labeled system is fire-rated for up to 60 minutes.
Eye-catching Glass Technology, on Display at glasstec 2016
By Pete deGorter
This year’s glasstec exhibition in Germany impressed me with truly inspiring glass products, from advancements in EVA lamination to dynamic glass flooring. This blog presents my top seven coolest things from glasstec 2016. They provide a look forward at what’s to come, as economies of scale bring these products to affordability.
From the Fabricator: Great Industry News, Great Websites & More
By Max Perilstein
One of the bigger stories that came out of GlassBuild America was the co-locating of the GANA Fall Conference with GlassBuild in 2017. Having this technical conference now integrated with the largest tradeshow in North America is a very good move for the industry.
Great Glazing
West Broward Porsche Dealership

Contract glazier, impact system fabricator: Faour Glass Technologies
Glass supplier: GNT Glass Co.

The 66,000-square-foot, two-story dealership in Davie, Florida, is one of the largest of its kind. When building a dealership, Porsche provides criteria for how the overall space should function, specific design elements and approved products. FSMY Architects worked with the owner, Penske Automotive Group, to meet these criteria.

“The new Porsche look incorporates a curved design that houses the main showroom,” says Nathalie Bailey, senior project manager with FSMY Architects. Read more...

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