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June 27, 2017
From Glass Magazine
GPD Celebrates 25 Years
Glass Performance Days, which opens in Tampere, Finland tomorrow and runs through June 30, is celebrating its 25th year in 2017. In an interview with Glass Magazine, Jorma Vitkala, chairman of GPD, reflects on an ever-involving industry. 
For its annual Reader Photo Contest, Glass Magazine invited readers to submit photographs highlighting the achievements and advancements seen across all segments of the glass industry. Now it's your turn to select the winners. 
Industry news
AGC Glass to Install New Coater in North America
AmesburyTruth Partners with Industrial Sales Corp.
AMS Inc. Seats Steering Committee for Glazier Certification Program
AEC President Updates Industry on Chinese Aluminum Trade Orders
ABI Remains Strong in May
People news
Consolidated Glass Holdings Names New Chief Executive Officer
YKK AP America Expands Midwest Sales Team
Louisville Plate Glass Welcomes Two New Sales Reps
Event news
GlassBuild America Early-Bird Rates in Effect Until June 30
AAMA Summer Conference Addresses Industry Issues
First International Convention of Glass Industry Associations Meets
Vitrum Glass Group Hosts Glass Talks 2017, 20-Year Celebration
Product Spotlight
Force... The Revolutionary Anti-slip Full Surface Acid-etched Glass by Walker Textures® Traction

Walker Textures® Traction now offers three different options in anti-slip acid-etched glass surfaces. In addition to the existing patterns 406 and 407, Walker is introducing Force, a full surface etch without any pattern at all. Its striking look will impressively blend in with all kinds of designs.

The obvious advantages of Walker Textures® Traction for pedestrian areas make it the product of choice for this application. Anti-slip acid-etched glass is sustainable and safe; it offers intimacy to the users while favoring light flow and opening spaces. Of course, all Traction products have been successfully tested and carry excellent coefficients of friction based on the ANSI A137.1 Section 9.6.1 test. Force… Where no design has gone before!

Prioritizing Social Media
By Dustin Anderson
It's a particularly busy day, and while I need to get to work in my office, I instead pasue, snap a picture of the glass fabrication process happening for an install later that day, and post to Instagram. What I just did is as important to my business as anything else I will do all day. 
From the Fabricator: Communication is Key
By Max Perilstein
For the majority of the industry, things are really rolling. But with growth come bumps in the road. The latest challenge is trucking availability, thanks to float plant issues and a seasonal shortage in available drivers and equipment. What's the solution? Communication. 
Great Glazing
Amot Atrium Tower, Ramat Gan, Israel

Contract glazier and curtain wall supplier,Aluminum Construction
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass

The Amot Atrium Tower is a 38-story glass tower with a four-story lobby that incorporates a dramatic glass-encased sculptural stairway made from American Tulipwood and a skeletal metal frame. Designed by Tomer Gelfand and Oded Halaf Architects, the staircase spirals over 40 feet above the entry level. The retail project, completed at the end of 2015, features a structural silicone glazed and inner cable mullion 33-story outer wall that produces the building’s electricity, using photovoltaic cells. Read more...



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