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February 7, 2017
From Glass Magazine
NGA and GANA Appoint Joint Task Force
The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have together appointed a joint task force to optimize service to members of both organizations, and to coordinate advocacy and technical support, along with education and training initiatives for the glass and glazing industry. This includes exploring a combination of the two organizations.
It is key for any successful glass company to be able to provide the best shower installation possible, no matter the circumstances, all while trying to reduce re-orders and keep safety a priority. Here are 10 tips for providing better installations every time.
Business news
Koch Industries Completes Acquisition of Guardian
Bonnell Aluminum to Acquire Futura Industries
GGI Opens New Warehouse and Distribution Center
Şişecam Group to Build New Glass Fiber Plant in Turkey
Peerless Invests in New Powder Paint Line
Industry News
Global Tempered Glass Market to Grow 7.7 Percent in 10 Years
J.E. Berkowitz to Exhibit 3Seal Spacer System, Present Educational Session at BEC Conference
People News
Quanex Names Jim Card as New Product Sales Specialist
SC Railing Welcomes Architectural Sales of Colorado Inc. Sales Group
Keystone Certifications Inc. Welcomes Tracy Rogers and Jon Martini
Deceuninck North America Welcomes Frank Perna as Vice President of Operations
Product Spotlight
A+W Software
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From the Fabricator: It's BEC Week
By Max Perilstein
The GANA BEC Conference, one of the major events in our industry, is this week in Las Vegas. While so much has changed in our industry and world, the key advantage of this conference remains: the incredible ability to network. 
Great Glazing
Great Glazing: Michigan State University's Bio Engineering Facility

Contract glazier: Glazing Solutions Inc.
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Industries
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Curtain wall and entrance systems manufacturer: Tubelite Inc.

Michigan State University’s new Bio Engineering Facility is a four-story, 130,000-square-foot research laboratory building on the campus in East Lansing. A palette of gray, white and black in glass and metal distinguishes the facility from both the traditional red brick of the campus standard and beige of the cast concrete of the more recent structures. Laboratories have an open-floor design whose modular construction can change as research evolves. The building features organically inspired design elements, including a four-story atrium with a stairway that resembles a DNA strand. Read more...

Photo by Integrated Design Solutions, Kevin S. Marshall; courtesy of Valspar

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