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June 13, 2017
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Glass Magazine's Top 50 Glaziers 25th Anniversary
Glass Magazine introduced the Top 50 Glaziers report in 1992, launching an annual survey to gauge the health and performance of the U.S. glazing industry, track trends and recognize leading companies. In the 25 years since the inaugural Top 50 report, the North American glass industry witnessed periods of strong growth and of painful contraction; it became a key player in the new era of green building and high-performance design; and it adapted to more stringent building codes in the wake of events such as Hurricane Andrew and 9/11.

Read additional content from the June 2017 issue of Glass Magazine in this special online-only section. Content includes Top 50 Glaziers historical infographics, additional supplier advice for glaziers, facade anchoring FAQs and more.
 
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Industry news
Guardian Glass Selects Carleton, Michigan Site for New Jumbo Coater
 
Guardian DeWitt Float Operations Offline for "Extended Repair" After Fire and Explosion
 
Pulp Studio Rebrands
 
AGC Chief Economist Offers Positive Outlook for Construction Market
 
 
People news
M3 Glass Technologies' John Mammen Passes Away
 
YKK AP America Promotes Brad Bauer and Expands Sales Team
 
BellPro Architectural Welcomes Chris Spanjers to Project Management Team
 
Southern Stretch Forming Welcomes New Sales Representative
 
 
Event news
2017 FeneVision User Conference Sees Record Number of Attendees
 
Registration Opens for 78th Conference on Glass Problems
 
2017 AAMA National Summer Conference Welcomes Michael Collins as Keynote Speaker
 
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Product Spotlight
CRL Introduces Innovative Hydraulic Patch Fitting Featuring an Integrated Self-Closing Mechanism
CRL’s innovative Hydraulic Patch Fitting eliminates the need to cut into the floor to install a conventional floor closer because the closing mechanism is housed in the patch itself. It only requires anchoring of the base plate to the substrate. Not only does this simplify installations, it also enhances aesthetics by reducing the amount of visible hardware such as cover plates and overhead closers. CRL’s Hydraulic Patch Fitting features adjustable closing and latching speeds.
 
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Fired Up: Working with design teams in the face of labor challenges
By David Vermeulen
There’s been a lot of talk about how the manufacturing and labor skills gap is affecting the glass industry, and rightly so. Interestingly, among all this talk, there hasn’t been much discussion about how similar challenges in the A&D communities are impacting the glass industry. 
From the Fabricator: John Mammen
By Max Perilstein
Starting this week out on a somber note, with condolences to the Mammen family and everyone at M3 Glass Technologies on the passing of John Mammen. The industry was made better because of people like John.
Great Glazing
Deloitte Tower

Curtain wall manufacturer and installerEpsylon Concept Inc.
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Glass fabricator: Multiver
IGU spacer manufacturer: Technoform Glass Insulation

Deloitte Tower/La Tour Deloitte is a 22-story 560,000-square-foot office tower in Montreal with energy-efficient curtain wall vision glass and spandrel panels. It is the first, new, privately owned and financed commercial office tower in more than 20 years to be built in the city of Montreal. Challenges included allowing plenty of natural daylight to reduce electric light usage, while still keeping heat gain and loss under control. Read more...

 

 

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