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December 13, 2016
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The Year in Review: Top News from 2016
2016’s top industry news headlines reveal a North American glass market that is in a period of change led by consolidation, investment and expansion. The year saw the sale of several prominent, long-standing glass companies at both the float and fabricator level.
 
Leading global glass manufacturers expect steady growth for the global glass industry in the coming year. While some individual markets continue to struggle, most regions are poised for growth, with North America leading the way.
 
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Industry news
Saint-Gobain Acquires Pietta Glass Working
 
AMICO to Close Texas and Illinois Facilities
 
Fenzi Partners with Gusmao Representacoes to Sell Tecglass Machines in Brazil
 
MGA to Host 30th Annual Glass Expo in 2017
 
New Guardian Video Demonstrates Company’s History in the Middle East
 
 
People news
Tubelite Names Dennis Mills Associates Manufacturers' Rep in Idaho, Utah, New Mexico
 
Product Spotlight
Video: Wrisco at GlassBuild America 2016
Robert Todd discusses Wrisco's wide range of aluminum products during GlassBuild America 2016. The company, a wholesale aluminum distributor and processor, offers Kynar painted and anodized aluminum sheet and coil, ACM and insulated infill panels.
 
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Fired Up: 3 Things the Glass Industry Learned in 2016
By Jeff Razwick
It's been a long time since the glass industry could look back and describe a year as "busy." Although busy is good, there's still been a lot to learn along the way to our industry's new normal. Here are my thoughts on three of the most important lessons learned in 2016. 
From the Fabricator: The 2016 MVP is....
By Max Perilstein
Last week I announced the group of candidates that came close but ultimately did not win the 2016 Industry MVP. For the winner this year, I went with a person that I have seen first-hand making a difference in our world.
 
Great Glazing
LAX Westfield Terminal 2

Glass glazier: Giroux Glass Inc.
Glass fabricators: Avalon Glass and Mirror, Custom Industries, Glaspro, Precision Glass Bending, PRL, Trulite
Metal fabricators: Arcadia, C.R. Laurence Co., Lindblade Metalworks
Window film supplier: 
Solar Art

The Westfield Terminal 2 project at Los Angeles Airport is a $300 million renovation featuring a new design that "reflects the energy of LA's on-the-go culture," according to designers. A major challenge was completing renovations on schedule with the terminal open and operational during construction. Airport security also complicated the project, and locations for work constantly changed from one night to the next. Renovations included the removal of glass and metal at Gate No. 22, to be stored and re-installed at a later date; the installation of a new glass grand staircase in the Westfield retail section, new patterned glass walls, retail storefronts and a restroom remodel. Read more...

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