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April 4, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Last Chance for Top 50 Glazier Submissions
The June 2017 issue of Glass Magazine will feature the highest-earning contract glaziers of 2016. To ensure your company's achievements are highlighted in this special issue, complete the submission form by the extended deadline of Wednesday, April 5.
The June issue of Glass Magazine will highlight new and innovative commercial window products and window components. To be included, complete the submission form by Tuesday, April 11.

Industry news
HarbisonWalker International to Build New Monolithics Refractory Plant in Lawrence County, Ohio
The Glass Guru Opens Eighth Colorado Franchise Location
Vitro Architectural Glass Launches New Website
A+W Software to Host 2017 User Conference in St. Louis
AGC Glass Offers Limited Lifetime Warranty for Luxclear Protect, Launches Support Website
People News
IGE Names Victor Trnavskis Vice President of Sales
WDMA Installs New Leadership Team
Don's Mobile Glass Welcomes Erik Miller as IT Director
Consulting Collaborative Welcomes Jean-Francois Cavalié as Managing Principal of European Office
Product Spotlight
A+W iQuote Software
From quotations to deliveries, running your glass fabrication business has never been easier! A+W iQuote software makes it fast and simple for your customers and dealers to submit orders through your customized webshop. The easy-to-use, “point and click” quoting and web-based ordering system eliminates re-keying errors and streamlines the ordering process while giving your customers full visibility into the status of the order. Learn more and request a live product demo today at
Fired Up: The Value of Reliability
By Jeff Razwick
There’s been a lot of buzz about the AIA’s recently released survey results, “The Architect’s Journey to Specification,” and rightly so. Given the prominent role glass plays in today’s building designs, it’s imperative that our industry listens to this feedback.
From the Fabricator: Workforce Worries
By Max Perilstein
An executive at Turner Construction testified in front of congress this week that construction levels are back to the 2007 boom. But, we are 100,000 workers short of where we were then. That number is staggering. Younger folks aren't interested in the trades and older workers are retiring. We as an industry need to figure this out.
Great Glazing
Artist Lofts, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Contract glazier:  Midwest Window Systems
Glass manufacturer: Cardinal Glass Industries
Window manufacturer: 
Graham Architectural Products

Artist Lofts is a redevelopment of the Mirro Aluminium Co.’s Plant #3, built in 1929, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The project meets historic preservation demands, while converting an abandoned factory building into 40 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments, a majority of which are income-restricted. Over 300 historically accurate windows in 12 different sizes dominate the building, delivering tax credits to the developers as well as light to occupants, and an aesthetically pleasing design. Read more...


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