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April 25, 2017
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Prepared for Impact
In 1992, Hurricane Andrew changed the way the industry looked at fenestration systems. Fenestration system failure was the leading cause of damage. Coastal states, particularly Florida, reacted by implementing strict building codes that call for hurricane-resistant glazing systems, otherwise known as impact systems. Understanding impact systems and state codes is critical to successfully competing in these regions.

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, and glazing-related continuing education sessions during the event.
 
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Industry news
Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Celebrates 30 Years
 
Guardian's Carleton Expansion Plan Approved, with Some Conditions
 
ABI Jumps Up in March
 
 
People news
Technoform Hires William Green as a Market Team Member
 
Winco Adds Marty Colby to Window Sales Team
 
Larry Grassmann Joins Super Sky Products, Rod Kivioja Retires
 
Soft Tech Software Welcomes Tyron Ball as Global Commercial Director
 
Product Spotlight
Taller, wider storefront systems from YKK AP America
YKK AP America released the YES 60 family of storefront products, including the FI, TU and XT models. The YES 60 line is designed to accommodate taller and wider storefront openings, allowing more natural light. The YES 60 FI accepts from a 1/4-inch up to 1-inch low-emissivity insulating glass, meaning the system can deliver the performance necessary for climate zones 1 and 2. All YES 60 models feature sill flashing design, no blind seals, a tall back leg for enhanced water resistance and three-point attachment of an end dam.
 
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Going the Extra (Smart) Mile
By Ron Crowl
Recently, I needed to run my filthy truck through the car wash, and upon emerging from the tunnel of cleanliness, two young men hand-dried the truck. My first thought was that this extra step was unnecessary and not a good business practice. Then I had an epiphany of sorts.
From the Fabricator: Missing AIA
By Max Perilstein
This coming week is the annual AIA show, and for the first time in a while I will not be attending. If you'll be there, please drop me a line and let me know what you thought of the event.
Great Glazing
Schneithorst's Restaurant & Bar, St. Louis

Contract glazier:  Acme Erectors
Glass fabricator: Chicago Tempered
Metal systems supplier and installerTroco Custom Fabricators

Schneithorst’s Restaurant & Bar, a landmark in the St. Louis restaurant scene for nearly a century, replaced its deteriorating heavy timber rooftop structure with a European-inspired steel and glass structure. Assembled on-site and installed in July 2016, the new rooftop structure consists of steel canopies with laminated glass roof panels, allowing customers to enjoy an outdoor dining experience even during inclement weather. Read more...

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