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August 22, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Atlanta in Glass
Glass Magazine provides a sneak peek of six glass-clad projects in and around Atlanta that attendees can check out in person after hours at GlassBuild. 
Last week, a float furnace at the Vitro Architectural Glass plant in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, unexpectedly went down when a glass leak caused a fire at the facility. The incident comes on the heels of two other recent outages at float plants, prompting fresh concerns over float supply in North America.
Industry news
Furnace Leak Causes Fire at Vitro's Carlisle Float Plant
Press Glass NA Purchases Glass Dynamics Inc.
Permasteelisa Group to Join Grandland Group
AAMA Creates New Field Test Agency Accreditation
IGCC Offers Chemical Fingerprint Data Vault
People news
Martin Bracamonte Named President of IGE
John Campbell Retires as President of Winco Windows
SAF Welcomes Jim Cooper as Midwest Branch Manager
Event news
GlassBuild America Organizers Announce Glazing Executives Forum Solution Session Moderators
GANA Adds Two New GlassBuild America Express Learning Sessions
Product Spotlight
EnduroShield: Now Available at GGI
GGI is pleased to offer EnduroShield, a durable glass coating for a wide range of glass types. Machine applied in-house, ensuring uniform coverage, EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass, transforming it into a high-performance, hydrophobic surface, while protecting against staining and etching. The ultra-thin and permanent coating is invisible, and unlike other coatings that can only be applied to clear and low iron glass, EnduroShield can be applied to acid etched glass, digitally-printed glass and patterned glass.
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Fired Up: Why collaboration is key to life safety
By David Vermeulen
There are a lot of people pointing fingers over who is liable for the devastating Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, but we’d be better served to learn what we can from it. People rely on building industry professionals to create safe, long-lasting buildings, and the glazing industry plays a key role in this process.
From the Fabricator: The GlassBuild America Primer
By Max Perilstein
With GlassBuild America only three weeks away, I wanted to dedicate this week’s post to the show. I know mostly everyone is very busy, but if you want to improve yourself and your business, you should make the call to be in Atlanta on Sept. 12 to 14. Here are a few reasons why.
Great Glazing
VIA 57 West

Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Metal systems supplier/glass fabricatorTecnoglass S.A.
Façade design/assist, design/build, fabrication and assembly: Enclos
Metal  systems fabricators: Techniform, Bunting Architectural Metals
Metal finishing: PPG Industries

Punctured by a courtyard with views of the Hudson River, VIA 57 West in New York City is a 709-unit, 831,000-square-foot building with a complicated shape. Rectangular at the base but three-sided, the building is 467 feet high and shifts form depending on the viewpoint. The 515,200-square-foot façade incorporates 353,000 square feet of curtain and window wall and features oversized bay windows to brighten each unit. The floor-to-ceiling windows in VIA 57 West contribute to an integrated energy management program. Read more...


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