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January 24, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Construction Growth Begins to Slow
The U.S. construction market will close out 2016 slightly higher than the previous year, with moderate growth continuing through 2017, according to industry forecasters. However, growth in 2016 was slower than expected, and the overall construction market began to show signs of deceleration after two years of steady gains.
S. Albert Glass Responds to Inauguration Day Demonstrations
On Thursday, Jan. 19, Mike Albert, president of S. Albert Glass Co., and his crew prepared for Inauguration Day by loading up a big box truck with plywood, two-by-fours, security film and other supplies for board ups. A team of 18 field workers readied to respond if any Inauguration Day demonstrations took place the following day.
Industry news
J.E. Berkowitz Launches Fabricated in the USA Initiative
Glaston Sells Flat Tempering Line to Comercial Dialum in Chile
NSG's UMU Products to Sell SPD-SmartGlass
Heritage Glass Assets Sold at Auction
ABI Posts Unexpected Uptick in December
Global Flat Glass Industry to Grow 5.5 Percent Annually through 2021
Event News
AGI to Host Architectural Glass Boot Camp with C.R. Laurence
BAU and Fenestration China Combine to Host Fenestration BAU China Tradeshow in November
People News
Ned Mohammad and Leo Espinoza Launch Equity Glass Co. in Dallas
Security Door Controls Announces New Hires to Meet Market Demand
Product Spotlight
Video: Forel SpA at GlassBuild America
Forel SpA emphasized pre-processing equipment during GlassBuild America. Michael Schmidt takes Glass Magazine on a tour of the company's new automatic vertical seaming machine for tempering pre-processing. Watch the video for more...
The Professional Services Perspective: Curtain Wall "Kids," 30 Years Later
By John Wheaton
It was 1984. I was just a kid working in the new world of curtain wall, with seasoned industry folks guiding me along the way. Thirty years later, the tables have turned. 
From the Fabricator: Net Zero Not A Zero Program
By Max Perilstein
Last week I covered some of the trends I see really taking off in the new year, so I was pretty pumped to see a report come out that backed one of my predictions: the Net Zero movement.
Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Ace Hotel, New Orleans

Contract glazier: DeGeorge Glass Co.
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: 
Insulite Glass Co.
Window manufacturer: Winco Windows
Window finisher: Linetec

Opened in March 2016, Ace Hotel New Orleans transformed the 1928 Art Deco, nine-story Barnett’s Furniture building into a 234-room boutique hotel with a vintage-inspired interior. The 184,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail center combines two historic buildings with a new, four-story structure. The project called for multiple window solutions including hurricane resistance, historic replication, thermal performance and acoustic control from the busy street below the guest rooms. Read more...


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