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February 28, 2017
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The 2017 Top Glass Fabricators
One word defines the current state of North American glass fabrication: growing. Eighty-nine percent of this year’s Top Glass Fabricators reported an increase in sales year-over-year in 2016, and 85 percent reported adding capacity. Whether it’s investing in new equipment, increasing capabilities and product lines, expanding or adding fabrication plants, improving manufacturing processes, or hiring additional personnel, North American glass fabricators are growing rapidly to meet increasing demand.
 
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Industry news
Saint-Gobain 2016 Sales Down 1.3 Percent; Flat Glass Sales Up 6.5 Percent
 
Shower Doors & More Installs New Triulzi Washer
 
Administrative Management Systems Hosts Glazier Certification Summit
 
ABI Flat to Start the Year
 
 
People News
Consolidated Glass Holdings Makes Changes in Executive Leadership
 
Winco Windows Hires New Master Scheduling Manager
 
Krownlab Hires New Operations and Accounting Personnel
 
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Product Spotlight
Satin Line from GGI
The GGI Satin line of etched glass products offers a wide choice of patterns that add privacy to interior spaces while still allowing for excellent light transmission. This makes them ideal for walls, office partitions, dividers, table tops, doors, railings, shower enclosures and more. With smooth surfaces and permanent decorative patterns, GGI Satin products deliver long-lasting durability and easy cleaning.
 
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Fired Up: Are you speaking your customers' language?
By Jeff Razwick
How can we make sure we are speaking the same language as our customers? One of the first steps is to take the time to listen. Whether they’re an architect, contractor or building owner, they have a way of talking about their business, design goals, services and needs.
From the Fabricator: Waiting to See What Happens
By Max Perilstein
It’s the end of the month and I truly expect some big acquisition news to break. But then again, I have felt that way for a while, so we’ll see if my senses are accurate or not. 
 
Great Glazing
Hunt Tower

Contract glazier: Ace Glass Construction Co.
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: Tristar Glass
Metal systems suppliersKawneer Co., C.R. Laurence Co.

Hunt Tower is a 235,000-square-foot Class A office building in Rogers, Arkansas. Housing multiple tenants, the vertically oriented building takes advantage of the area’s panoramic views. Two vertical structures make up the 10-story project, one clad in blue metal, the other in green. The high-rise has 11,450 square feet of garden terrace and features over 80,000 square feet of curtain wall. Read more...

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