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August 1, 2017
From Glass Magazine
GlassBuild America 2017: The source for solutions
Business is booming for many architectural glass companies, with construction spending on the rise and demand high. But even in the busier times, industry companies face notable challenges, from a continued shortage in skilled labor to increasingly complex project and system requirements. GlassBuild America 2017, held Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta, will address the glass industry’s top challenges head on, through its comprehensive educational offerings and robust exhibits. 

Industry news
Saint-Gobain Acquires TekBond
Special-Lite Begins Manufacturing Operations at Recently Acquired Facility
Adelio Lattuada Srl Rebrands for North American Market
ABI Moves Up Again in June
People News
Industry Veteran Russell Ebeid Passes Away
Viracon Adds New Architectural Sales Representative
YKK AP America Expands West Coast Sales Team
Lamatek's Jamie Kifferly Promoted to Account Manager
Product Spotlight
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Five Strategies to Maintain Profit
By Vince DiCecco
While price should never be the cornerstone of a business strategy, it also can't be ignored. There are some ways an average-sized company can still maintain competitive pricing and turn a reasonable profit.
From the Fabricator: The Confidence Index
By Max Perilstein
The USG & US Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index provided by Dodge Data made its debut and it’s a quarterly index of commercial construction through the eyes of the contractor world. The eye-catching thing for me was the green aspect and what I would consider a surprising lack of enthusiasm or usage of such products. 
Great Glazing
Square One Shopping Centre Rotunda Facade

Contract glazier: Permasteelisa Group (Gartner)
Façade consultant,: RJC Engineers
Metal systems supplier: Lorvin Steel Ltd., Gartner

Square One Shopping Centre is the largest shopping mall in Mississauga, Ontario, with over 1,600,000 square feet of retail. The south expansion is the third phase of a $480-million redevelopment project begun in 2012. Part of the new $60-million south expansion features a rotunda structure that is 60 feet high. Steel columns and 16,150 square feet of glass façade create a central atrium and entrance that satisfy the design goals of creating a focal point and gathering space at the intersection of the mall’s arteries. Read more...

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