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November 29, 2016
From Glass Magazine
CGH President and CEO Paul Cody Discusses Acquisition of J.E. Berkowitz
On Nov. 3, officials from J.E. Berkowitz LP announced the company joined Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc., an affiliate company of private equity group, Grey Mountain Partners. Paul Cody, president and CEO of CGH, spoke with Glass Magazine about the deal.
The ways in which insulating glass fabricators can more efficiently produce their products is a well-worn topic by now. We know that new technologies and automation can help drive up production and enhance overall product quality. And we know that doing nothing is no longer an option.
Industry news
Guardian Announces Full Acquisition by Koch, Installation of New Jumbo Coater
Vitro Architectural Glass Launches Vitro Certified Network
ClearPlex Joins Madico Inc.
Sisecam Group's Q3 Sales Up 11.5 Percent
Sigco Inc. Turns to Alternate Recruiting Sources to Fill Labor Gap
ABI Shows Business Conditions Improve Modestly
People News
C.R. Laurence Appoints Gavin Brin as Senior Vice President of Product Management
Dlubak Specialty Glass Adds to Sales Team
Graham Hires Shipping and Receiving Supervisor and Project Documentation Coordinator
Linetec Names Michael Bridenhagen Inside Sales Manager
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...

9 Curtain Wall and Enclosure Trends
By John Wheaton
Every year, hundreds of projects come across my desk and into our firm. We win some and we lose some, but we get to at least assess or review all of them. Here are the trends I am seeing, based on the projects we are working on.
From the Fabricator: Big News From Guardian
By Max Perilstein
A subsidiary of Koch Industries purchased the remaining 55.5 percent of the company to now own it in full, and the company added a new jumbo coater. Guardian's commitment to continue to grow and support our industry is there. 
Great Glazing
Glass Flooring, Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University

Contract glazier: W&W Glass
Glass fabricator: Jockimo
Metal supplier: Zahner

The 101,500-square-foot Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home to Cornell University’s Computing Science and Information Science departments, was primarily shaped by a constricted lot as well as the desire to add drama and character to this area of the campus. While the high-performance façade is a focal point of Gates Hall with its unitized glass curtain wall system and perforated stainless steel panels, further drama is created by a glass floor, visible inside as well as outside the building from the overhang of the entry plaza. Read more...

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