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March 7, 2017
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Idea Book: Takeover in Glass
Recent advancements of glass products and technologies have opened the door for glass in applications that were traditionally reserved for other building materials. As a result, glass is now commonly seen in applications such as floors, stairs, walls and counters. Additionally, advancements in decorative technologies allow fabricators to produce glasses that capture the look of other building materials, such as stone or wood.
 
 
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Business news
Vitro Acquires PGW's OEM Automotive Glass Business
 
Hartung Glass Industries Opens New Dedicated Commercial IG Facility
 
Guardian Glass Approves Engineering Design Spend for Additional Float Glass Facility in Poland
 
Glaston Negotiates Sale of U.S., Canada Pre-processing Business to Bavelloni
 
Linetec Adds 70 Employees, Doubles Machine Capacity for Thermal Improvement Services
 
Lamatek Expands New Jersey Manufacturing Facility to Accommodate Growth
 
 
Industry news
Tornado Damages NSG Group's Ottawa Float Plant
 
AAMA Releases New Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing
 
 
People news
Viracon Names Two New Architectural Sales Representatives
 
Tubelite's Tim Doughty Retires
 
Air Louvers Inc. Welcomes a New Manufacturers' Representative
 
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Product Spotlight
A+W Software
From quotations to deliveries, running your glass fabrication business has never been easier! A+W BizPro combines the best features of A+W Business and A+W Production software, used by leading companies worldwide, in a compact yet powerful solution for smaller companies that want to compete and win. A+W BizPro is a modular solution that protects your investment because it grows with your business. Learn more and request a live product demo today at A-WBizPro.com.
 
 
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3 Common Spandrel Misconceptions Dispelled
By Kris Vockler
The spandrel cavity, or area, of a commercial building gets no love. It can be full of errors and misconceptions. My goal is to dispel a few of those.
From the Fabricator: Disruption to the Process
By Max Perilstein
Do you ever wonder if some of the tried and true ways of doing things will ever get disrupted? Crowd funding or crowd sourcing is a popular way to get things going for entrepreneurs. But what about crowd-sourced building investment? 
 
Great Glazing
71Above

Contract glazier: Giroux Glass Inc.
Glass fabricator: SageGlass

71Above is the most recent restaurant from Los Angeles hospitality developer Emil Eyvazoff and tops the U.S. Bank Tower, the city's tallest building. The architect wanted to maximize the rooftop restaurant's views and outdoor access, while providing adequate solar control from LA’s summer heat and intense sunlight. To achieve those goals, 71Above incorporates 192 dynamic insulating glass units along with 48 table-side vents that diners can open for fresh air and sound. Read more...

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