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April 11, 2017
From Glass Magazine
AIA Architecture Expo 2017 Product Preview
Glass and glazing suppliers will join nearly 800 exhibitors, April 27-29, in Orlando for the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 and Architecture Expo, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. The following gallery offers a preview of the glass and metal products that will be on the expo floor. 
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 Wednesday, April 12.
Business news
Vitro Glass Wichita Falls Plant Cited as National Model for Water Reclamation
Clarity Glass Wholesalers Expands, Moves to Larger Location
Vetrotech Partners with Glass Distributors Inc.
Pulp Studio Announces Andrew Shafran as New Sales Associate
Industry news
CGSB Updates Safety Glazing Standard to Exclude Wired Glass
IGCC Releases Bi-Annual Certified Products Directory
Construction Glass Market to Grow 7.1 Percent by 2022
Product Spotlight
C.R. Laurence's New HR18 Architectural Railing Systems Catalog Offers Glaziers and Architects the Largest Selection of Railing Systems in the Industry
C.R. Laurence’s new HR18 Architectural Railings Catalog serves as a comprehensive source for information on the largest selection of railing and guardrail systems, tools, and supplies on the market. The catalog makes selecting the best system easy by providing detailed product overviews, images, and specifications in an easy-to-follow format. It features new product lines and beautiful project galleries showcasing hardware solutions for various applications. The HR18 Architectural Railings Catalog can be viewed online at
The Art of Follow-up
Chad Simkins
Two salespeople work for the same company in similar territories, selling the same products for the same prices, but have much different sales records. What would cause two individuals to achieve such different results? The art of follow-up.
Automation, Labor & Investment
By Pete deGorter
Is automation truly killing jobs, or is it a window to new opportunities? In many cases automating one process opens opportunities to re-purpose resources to another aspect of a business.
Great Glazing
Sofia Largo's Glass Domes

Contract glazier:  Kristian Neiko
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass 
Glass fabricator: Daks-96

The Sofía Largo buildings make up the government headquarters of Sofia, Bulgaria. Ruins of ancient Thrace and the Roman city of Sérdica lie along the perimeter of these buildings. The museum of ancient Sérdica, commissioned by Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture, opens part of the ruins to view through three glass domes. In addition to allowing the ruins to be observed from outside the museum, the domes add architectural value to the city section, while fulfilling strict standards of European safety applicable to large public works with high traffic. Read more...



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