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March 14, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Exit Planning and Succession VII: Contingency Planning FAQs
Contingency planning is a critical yet often neglected aspect of protecting a business. This process addresses what will happen to a business, an owner’s business stock, and an owner’s family if he or she dies, suffers illness or injury, or simply chooses to leave the business. This article offers contingency planning FAQs that provide an in-depth look at buy-sell agreements, their scope and their importance to a company’s long-term success.
The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America held the first joint task force meeting in late February to discuss a possible combination of the two industry trade associations. Discussion focused on combining the unique elements from both associations that would create a new organization re-invigorated with the strongest and most effective attributes of each.

Industry news
Wingate Partners Acquires Binswanger Glass
Guardian Glass Adds Laminated Glass Production Line to Hungary Plant
YKK AP Expands Direct Freight Shipping Program to Southeast Region
Glass Guru Franchise Launches Five New Locations
Midwest Wholesale Hardware Opens New Distribution Center
Savio S.p.A. Partners with Savio Thesan USA for North American Distribution
People news
Guardian Glass Welcomes Ricardo Knecht as General Manager of South America
Graham Curtain Wall Solutions Promotes Operations Manager, Hires Project Manager
Quanex Appoints Carrie Scheetz as Marketing Project Manager
Skyco Skylights Welcomes New Senior Vice President
Product Spotlight
P7 Series Adjustable Post Railing Offers Looks, Versatility, and Quick Delivery
CRL’s new P7 Series Adjustable Post Railing offers looks and versatility in one package. Posts are made of brilliant stainless steel and feature up to 3/4” of height adjustability to compensate for floor variance. Posts include a base plate, base flange cover, and adjustable height top saddle. They’re available for immediate delivery and can be ordered as individual posts or complete stock kits, which include the glass attachment fittings.
Are You a Top 50 Glazier?
By Norah Dick
It's time to submit your company for consideration in Glass Magazine’s annual Top 50 Glaziers program. The June 2017 issue of Glass Magazine will feature the highest-earning contract glaziers of 2016.
From the Fabricator: What Architects Really Want
By Max Perilstein
One thing that many in this industry absolutely covet is interaction with architects. Obviously, it makes sense on many levels because the architect can surely make a difference in the advancement of your product and services. But, do we really know what they want? 
Great Glazing
Long Island Marriott

Contract glazier: Action Storefronts
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Window manufacturer: Crystal Window & Door Systems

The Long Island Marriott, the largest hotel on Long Island, lies directly adjacent to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum arena. The window replacement in the hotel's 618 rooms is part of a planned $25 million, two- to three-year renovation which also includes the hotel lobby, bar and other interior areas. The first phase includes the installation of over 2,700 aluminum windows in two guest room wings of the 11-story contemporary design hotel. Read more...


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