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May 9, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Creative Recruitment
Although the worker shortage continues to be a primary concern for most glass industry companies, many are turning the challenge of finding qualified workers into an opportunity to train diverse, talented people into a workforce of skilled, loyal employees. 
Business news
Glaston Sells Pre-Processing Business to Bavelloni SpA
Vitro Architectural Glass Breaks Ground on Jumbo MSVD Coater
VIG Technologies Announces SGCC Certification for Tempered Vacuum Glazing
Northwestern Glass Fab Expands Tempering Capacity in New Facility
Glass Guru Opens First Franchise in Wisconsin
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Partners with PRL for Keralite Distribution
Industry news
SOM's Keith Boswell to Speak at GPD 2017
Housing Market Growth Expected through 2019, AAMA Reports
People news
Thomas Kinisky Appointed President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp.
Tubelite Promotes Tim Fookes to Vice President of Engineering
Graham Promotes Derek Ober, Hires New Personnel
U.S. Horizon Welcomes New General Manager
Product Spotlight
Series 487-AR Double Glaze Office Partition System Offers High STC Rating for Optimal Acoustic Privacy
To meet the demand for more acoustic privacy in office interiors, C.R. Laurence has introduced the Series 487-AR Double Glaze Office Partition. The system offers an acoustical rating (STC) range from 39 to 47. The key to its performance lies in its ability to mitigate sound waves using a 3-1/2” air cavity between two types of glass lites. This maximizes acoustical privacy while allowing ample natural light to flow through office interiors. You can select from wood, aluminum, or glass doors.
Code Compliance Q&A
By Andrew Chatfield
How can installers more easily determine what code standards to work to when installing glass railing systems? Look at four things to get a better handle on compliance: tempered-laminated glass use; top-rail requirements; ASTM standards; Authority Having Jurisdiction confirmation.
From the Fabricator: Big Deal and AIA Recaps
By Max Perilstein
With the EFCO acquisition basically finished, out of the gate I don’t see much changing. But over time, the repeated product lines will get a long look. And I think this will force other competitors to raise their game, meaning the acquisitions are not over.
Great Glazing
New College House, University of Pennsylvania

Contract glazier:  National Glass & Metal Co.
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Curtain wall and metal systems manufacturer: Wausau Window and Wall Systems
Metal finisher: Linetec

The 198,000-square-foot New College House, a $127-million project at the University of Pennsylvania, opened for the 2016-17 academic year as the first new student residence on campus since 1972. New College House’s large, vertical transparent towers frame the views of Penn’s surrounding campus community and Center City Philadelphia. A courtyard in the middle of the building is private to residents and surrounded by glass on all four sides, connecting the building’s exterior and interior spaces, and providing students with a gathering place. Read more...

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