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November 8, 2016
From Glass Magazine
The 2016 Top Metal Companies
Working in a busy, yet challenging, environment, Glass Magazine’s Top Metal Companies continue to report solid growth, as 87 percent of this year’s largest metal manufacturers saw increased sales year-over-year. This growth marks the fourth consecutive year that more than 70 percent of Top Metal Companies reported gains.
Industry news
J.E. Berkowitz Joins Consolidated Glass Holdings
MG McGrath Rebrands Two Companies, Unveils Updated Logo
Kuraray Names Ron Hull as New Americas Marketing Manager for Trosifol PVB
Wausau Hires James Desautels as New England Region Sales Rep
Smart Windows Markets to Reach $1.8 billion by 2021
Global Coated Flat Glass Market to Grow 5.9 Percent through 2021
Product Spotlight
Video: Quattrolifts Handling Equipment at GlassBuild America
Watch Quattrolifts' Chip Olson introduce the company's diverse handling equipment options during GlassBuild America 2016 in Las Vegas.
Socially Speaking: 8 Tips For Getting the Most out of Your Twitter Experience
By Meryl Williams
I was a later adopter of Twitter, but now that I use and understand it, I could never be without it. Regardless of where you stand with that tiny blue bird, here are tips for getting the most out of the platform.
From the Fabricator: Deals and Outlooks
By Max Perilstein
The major news from the past week was the deal between J.E. Berkowitz and Consolidated Glass Holdings. This was one of the major rumors that was circulating at GlassBuild, and it came to fruition. Hold on tight; there’s a lot more to go.
Great Glazing
The Randolph Houses

Contract glazier: Mega Contracting Group
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Window manufacturer: Crystal Window & Door Systems

Located on West 114th Street in the Central Harlem section of Manhattan, Randolph Houses, built over 115 years ago, recently completed phase one of a two-phase, $138 million rehabilitation project involving a total of 36 historic buildings. The restoration will result in new public housing apartments and private affordable housing rental units. The effort modernizes the apartments while maintaining the historic streetscape. The phase-one renovation includes the installation of 1,600 new thermally efficient windows, designed to reduce street noise. Read more...

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