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July 18, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Reinvest in Employee Development and Work Environment
While there are many businesses in our country that still deliver quality products and services, an ever-growing number do not. The root problem for these companies are employees who think primarily of themselves within the workplace. There are two leading factors that create this problem at a business: ill-equipped employees and a bad work environment. Company leaders must address these issues to fix the problem.
Industry news
Norsk Hydro to Purchase Sapa
Vitro Launches 'InspireScapes' Blog
Novum Structures Introduces New Website; Expands Sales Team
Registration Opens for Vitrum 2017
Dodge Momentum Index Up in June
People news
Crystal Pacific Windows Names New President of Operations
J.E. Berkowitz Appoints New Architectural Design Specialist
Thermal Windows Promotes Seth Patterson to VP of Commercial Sales
Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Welcomes New Regional Managers
Stylmark Welcomes Architectural Glazing Solutions to Sales Team
Product Spotlight
Pilkington Profilit Channel Glass Systems

Pilkington Profilit™ channel glass systems consist of self-supporting, cast-glass channels in an extruded perimeter frame. The U-shaped channels soar up to 23 feet, can be installed vertically or horizontally, and formed into straight or curved walls. They are available in a variety of textures and colors with varying degrees of translucency, allowing light through while maintaining privacy. Pilkington Profilit can be used in interior or exterior applications, with Lumira® aerogel insulation for greater energy efficiency.

Award-winning Glass Startups at GPD
By Katy Devlin

Last week’s blog addressed the search for step change—a breakthrough innovation in glass that will shape the future of the industry into the future. Startup companies are essential to this process, and such innovative firms took center stage last month at the 2017 Glass Performance Days.

From the Fabricator: It Takes Two to Get It Done
By Max Perilstein
The industry must be open to trying new things, pushing new approaches etc. And, developers and inventors need to engage the industry earlier in the process to get true and real insights so they can prepare for the potential objections and work through them.
Great Glazing
HealthPartners Neuroscience Center

Contract glazier: MG McGrath Architectural Glass & Glazing
Glass and curtain wall supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Glass fabricatorViracon
Metal systems supplier: SC Railing Co. (railings and partitions), Stanley (entrances)

The new four-story, 130,000-square-foot HealthPartners Neuroscience Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, includes an on-site lab, x-ray and MRI, a dedicated space for neurological rehabilitation, and access to research and clinical trials. The structure allows as much natural sunlight into the building as possible in order to capitalize on its benefits, which include reduced patient depression, shorter hospital stays, improved sleep, less agitation among dementia patients, less pain, and better adjustment to night-shift work among staff, according to recent research by The Center for Health Design. HealthPartners wanted a state-of-the-art facility with a calm and comfortable atmosphere that uses glass not only as the building façade, but also throughout the interior to maximize light, views and their benefits. Read more...


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